Virat Kohli jumps to No. 2 in ICC Test rankings for batsmen

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Dubai: Indian captain Virat Kohli has moved up three places to grab the second spot in the latest ICC Rankings for Test Batsmen.

Kohli rose in the rankings after India drew the Delhi Test against Sri Lanka yesterday and claimed the 3-match series, 1-0. Kohli, who slammed back-to-back double-centuries and recorded three-figure scores in three consecutive matches, had started the series in the sixth spot.

He has now surpassed Joe Root, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kane Williamson and David Warner after an exceptional run in the series which saw him average 152.50. Kohli is now just 45 points behind first in the rakings Australian skipper Steve Smith.

The Indian captain is the current No. 1 in ODIs and T20 formats.

Root is third behind Smith and Kohli, with Pujara fourth, Williamson fifth and Warner at sixth. Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal has gained eight places to take the ninth spot.

In the Test Team Rankings, India has lost one point but remains well ahead of South Africa at the top. England is third.


In the Rankings for Bowlers, Briton James Anderson is the leader, with South African Kagiso Rabada second. Ravindra Jadeja is third and Ravichandran Ashwin is fourth.