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Virat Kohli reclaims pole position in ICC Test Rankings

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Indian captain Virat Kohli has once again reached the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for the batsmen. He had earlier reached the pole position after scoring a century in the first Test against England at Edgbaston. But he slipped to No.2 after a couple of low scores in the Lord’s Test.

After his tremendous performance with the bat in the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge, he has reclaimed the No.1 spot. Australia’s suspended batsman Steve Smith has been pushed to the second position. Kohli scored 97 and 103 in the 2 innings respectively against England at Trent Bridge and helped India make a comeback in the series.

With this, he has also achieved new heights as his 937 rating points are his career-best. It’s already the best amongst all the Indian batsmen ever and he is just one point shy of breaking into the top 10 of all-time in terms of rating points. Another decent outing in the Southampton Test would see him join the great players.

The top 10 is an elite list including Don Bradman (961) at the top followed by Steven Smith (947), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting (both on 942), Peter May (941), and Gary Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Kumar Sangakkara (all on 938 points).

ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen

RankPlayerTeamRating
1Virat KohliIndia937
2Steve SmithAustralia929
3Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand847
4David WarnerAustralia820
5Joe RootEngland818
6Cheteshwar PujaraIndia763
7Dimuth KarunaratneSri Lanka754
8Dinesh ChandimalSri Lanka733
9Dean ElgarSouth Africa724
10Aiden MarkramSouth Africa703

 

ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers

RankPlayerTeamRating
1James AndersonEngland899
2Kagiso RabadaSouth Africa882
3Ravindra JadejaIndia840
4Vernon PhilanderSouth Africa826
5Pat CumminsAustralia800
6Trent BoultNew Zealand795
7Ravichandran AshwinIndia792
8Rangana HerathSri Lanka791
9Neil WagnerNew Zealand765
10Josh HazlewoodAustralia759

 

ICC Test Rankings for All-Rounders

RankPlayerTeamRating
1Shakib Al HasanBangladesh420
2Ravindra JadejaIndia370
3Vernon PhilanderSouth Africa370
4Ravichandran AshwinIndia367
5Jason HolderWindies354
6Ben StokesEngland333
7Chris WoakesEngland263
8Moeen AliEngland248
9Pat CumminsAustralia248
10Mitchell StarcAustralia247

 

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