Kohli jumps to no.2 in Test rankings

Kohli jumps to no.2 in Test rankings

Indian captain Virat Kohli has moved up to number two in the ICC Test batting rankings after aggregating 610 runs in the three-match series against Sri Lanka.

Kohli hammered two double centuries against Sri Lanka. With three hundreds and a fifty in five innings, he has gained three places to move number two spot. The number one spot is still with Australia’s Steve Smith (938 points). Dinesh Chandimal has gained eight places to reach top 10.

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James Anderson holds his top spot in the bowling rankings with 894 points. He took a five-wicket haul in the second innings of the Adelaide Test. Neil Wagner and Mitchell Starc have gained two places each in the rankings.

Shakib Al Hasan still has the number one position in the all-rounder rankings with 438 points. Next to him is Ravindra Jadeja (415 points).

ICC Test batting rankings:

1. Steve Smith (Australia) – 938 points

2. Virat Kohli (India) – 893

3. Joe Root (England) – 879

4. Cheteshwar Pujara (India) – 873

5. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) – 865

6. David Warner (Australia) – 815

7. Hashim Amla (South Africa) – 795

8. Azhar Ali (Pakistan) – 755

9. Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka) – 743

10. Dean Elgar (South Africa) – 732

 

ICC Test bowling rankings:

1. James Anderson (England) – 894 points

2. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) – 876

3. Ravindra Jadeja (India) – 870

4. Ravichandran Ashwin (India) – 829

5. Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) – 799

6. Josh Hazlewood (Australia) – 786

7. Neil Wagner (New Zealand) – 785

8. Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 775

9. Nathan Lyon (Australia) – 774

10. Dale Steyn (South Africa) – 748

 

ICC Test all-rounder rankings:

1. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 438 points

2. Ravindra Jadeja (India) – 415

3. Ben Stokes (England) – 380

4. Ravichandran Ashwin (India) – 369

5. Moeen Ali (England) – 352

6. Vernon Philander (South Africa) – 319

7. Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 313

8. Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) – 216

9. Jason Holder (West Indies) – 212

10. Chris Woakes (England) – 206

 

While, India have retained no.1 position in the Test team rankings despite losing a point in the 1-0 series win over Sri Lanka.

 

ICC Test team rankings:

1. India – 124 points

2. South Africa – 111

3. England – 105

4. New Zealand – 97

5. Australia – 97

6. Sri Lanka – 94

7. Pakistan – 88

8. Windies – 75

9. Bangladesh – 72

10. Zimbabwe – 02

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com