Indian captain Virat Kohli jumped with a place on Tuesday to climb to second place in the ICC Test for batsmen. The latest rankings saw Chesteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane on the handkerchiefs of India reaching the top 10 positions in the list. While Pujara was placed at no. The 7th position with 766 points, and Rahane was at no. 10th position with 726 points.
Kohli was down 25 points from Australian star Steve Smith’s bat. While Smith was in first place in the last ranking with 911 points, Kohli was in second place with 886 rating points.
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Meanwhile, New Zealand Commander Kane Williamson dropped one step to third. He is followed by the young Australian handkerchief Marnus Labuschagne, the Pakistani Babar Azam and the wounded David Warner.
In the bowling department, the fast bowler from India, Jasprit Bumrah (779), and Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun, were the only two Indians in the top. While Bumrah was at no. The 8th position with 779 points, was Ashwin at no. 10 positions with 756) points. Australian Pat Cummins is currently in the top position with 904 points, followed by the British Stuart Broad and the New Zealander Neil Wagner.
Two other Indians – Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin – also appear in the top-10 for the ICC Test all-rounders, which is led by Stokes.
While Jadeja is third in the top with 397 rating points behind Jason Holder of the West Indies, Ashwin is sixth with 281 points. In the ICC Test for teams, India is currently in third place after New Zealand took second place after recently winning the 2-0 series over the West Indies.
India has 114 rating points, two points behind New Zealand and Australia, which both have 116 points, but Australians are ahead of decimal points. England ranks fourth ahead of Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
But India have a chance to move up in the standings as they take on Australia in the four-match test series, starting on Thursday in Adelaide.
(With entries from PTI)