India skipper Virat Kohli has retained the second spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen, despite losing a total of 11 ratings after he was dismissed cheaply in the fifth and the final Test at Chennai. Steve Smith, who scored a century and a half-century in the first pink ball Test against Pakistan retains the first spot in the list. Joe Root has also retained his third spot.
Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian all-rounder, who scalped a ten-fer in the Chennai Test has emerged as the biggest gainer as he has jumped four places up to second spot (before this Test, he was at sixth) with a rating of 879, just eight behind the No. 1 bowler Ravichandran Ashwin. This is the first time since the year 1974 when first two spots are acquired by Indian bowlers. It was in the year 1974 when two Indian bowlers viz. Bishan Singh Bedi and Bhagwath Chandrasekhar acquired the first two spots in ICC rankings
KL Rahul who scored 199 runs has jumped 29 places and has acquired career-best 51st position. Karun Nair made a very long jump of 155 places and now is seated at 55th position. Indian bowler Ishant Sharma has climbed two places and now sits at 23rd position.
Indian team won the series by a margin of 4-0 and retained the number 1 position and will be ending the year on the same note.