As per the latest ICC (International Cricket Council ) men’s test rankings 2019, Indian captain Virat Kohli (936 points) has reached very close to the top Australian batsman Steve Smith (937 points) & took 2nd position in the batting list.
i. Kohli, who played brilliant innings of 254 runs in the Pune test against South Africa, is now just 1 point behind Smith and needs two points to surpass him.
ii. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are 4th and 9th respectively. Apart from Kohli, these two are the other Indian batsmen in the top 10.
iii. In bowlers ranking, Ravichandran Ashwin has also gained three places. He is now in seventh place, while Bumrah is still in third place.
iv. Talking about all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja is in second place and Ravichandran Ashwin is at number five.
Top 3 players in test batting ranking 2019:
|3||Kane Williamson||New Zealand||878|
|2||Kagiso Rabada||South Africa||835|
|1||Jason Holder||West Indies||472|
|3||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||397|
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