ICC rankings: Virat Kohli reclaims No 1 after Trent Bridge heroics
Virat Kohli scored 97 and 103 at Trent Bridge. @Getty

Virat Kohli has taken back the No 1 spot he recently lost – albeit for a very short duration – in the ICC Test batsman rankings, following his innings of 97 and 103 in the Trent Bridge Test which India won by 203 runs.

Kohli’s 937 rating points are the 11th bests since the ICC rankings came into existence. India’s captain had moved to No 1 after scoring 200 runs in the first Test at Egdbaston earlier in August, but had slipped back to second place  after the Lord’s defeat, with suspended Australia batsman Steve Smith going top.

With 440 runs in the series, Kohli has taken back the No 1 spot.

Also gaining were Kohli’s team-mates Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya, who claimed five-wicket hauls at Trent Bridge.

Pandya’s spell of 5/28 in England’s first innings was followed by an unbeaten 52 off 52 balls during India’s second, and this success has seen him achieve a career-high rating of 51 in the Test bowling and Test allrounder table.

Bumrah’s first Test since January was a successful one, with seven wickets at Trent Bridge including a crucial 5/85 in England’s second innings. This has moved him up eight places to 37th in the Test bowling rankings.

India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a vital 81 in India’s first innings, has moved up four places to sit at 19th in the Test batting table, and Shikhar Dhawan’s contributions of 35 and 44 earned him a movement of four places to 22nd.