Virat Kohli reclaims pole position in ICC Test Rankings

Virat Kohli bag top honors in ICC Awards for 2018
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

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Virat Kohli India 937
2 Steve Smith Australia 929
3 Kane Williamson New Zealand 847
4 David Warner Australia 820
5 Joe Root England 818
6 Cheteshwar Pujara India 763
7 Dimuth Karunaratne Sri Lanka 754
8 Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka 733
9 Dean Elgar South Africa 724
10 Aiden Markram South Africa 703


ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers

Rank Player Team Rating
1 James Anderson England 899
2 Kagiso Rabada South Africa 882
3 Ravindra Jadeja India 840
4 Vernon Philander South Africa 826
5 Pat Cummins Australia 800
6 Trent Boult New Zealand 795
7 Ravichandran Ashwin India 792
8 Rangana Herath Sri Lanka 791
9 Neil Wagner New Zealand 765
10 Josh Hazlewood Australia 759


ICC Test Rankings for All-Rounders

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 420
2 Ravindra Jadeja India 370
3 Vernon Philander South Africa 370
4 Ravichandran Ashwin India 367
5 Jason Holder Windies 354
6 Ben Stokes England 333
7 Chris Woakes England 263
8 Moeen Ali England 248
9 Pat Cummins Australia 248
10 Mitchell Starc Australia 247


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