Virat Kohli Regains the Number 1 Spot in Test rankings
The 29-year-old Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is back to the summit of the ICC Test rankings.Kholi had slammed 97 and 103 in the third Test against England at Nottingham. Kohli, who had earlier reached the top spot, lost the same after a total of 40 runs at Lord’s.
Virat Kohli, who Regains the Number 1 Spot in Test rankings after the first Test, was pushed to the second place after a failure in the second Test at Lord’s with 919 points compared to Steve Smith’s 929 points. But, a stroke-filled 97 followed by his 23rd Test century in the third Test meant that Kohli gained 18 points from the match and moved to the top again with 937 points, which is the highest he has accumulated in his career so far.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 72 in the second innings, remains in the sixth position in spite of gaining four points. Ajinkya Rahane moved into the top-20 as he is in the 19th position while Shikhar Dhawan jumped a few places to 22nd and his opening partner KL Rahul has dropped to 26th.
In the bowler’s rankings, Jasprit Bumrah, who took a fifer in the second innings reached his career-best position, 37, while R Ashwin dropped a couple of places to seventh. Hardik Pandya, who starred with both bat and ball, jumped 27 spots moved to 19th in the all-rounder’s rankings where Ashwin dropped a place to fourth. Apart from that, the all-rounder has made a jump of eight spots to 51st in the batsmen’s rankings and 23 spots to the same 51st in the bowler’s rankings