On February 26, 2020 India’s Cricket team Captain Virat Kohli slipped to No.2 position in the ICC (International Cricket Council) test rankings for Test batsman with 906 points while Australia’s Steve Smith (911 points) leads Kohli by 5 points & topped the Batting Ranking.
i.Kohli lost the top spot as he managed only 21 runs in the first test against New Zealand by 10 wickets in Wellington.
ii.Test Batting: Indian Cricketers Ajinkya Rahane (760), Cheteshwar Pujara (757) and Mayank Agarwal (727) occupy the next 8th, 9th and 10th positions respectively.
iii.Test Bowling: Ravichandran Ashwin was the only Indian bowler in the top 10, ranked N0.9 with 765 points.
iv.All-rounder: In the all-rounders list Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are at the 3rd and 5th positions respectively.
v.ICC team ranking: In the ICC team ranking, India continues to be placed at the top followed by Australia, England.
vi.Steve Smith was back on top of the list for the 8th time after first occupying the top position in June 2015. Kane Williamson of New Zealand was the last batsman apart from Smith & Kohli to be No.1 for an 8 day period in December 2015.
List of Top 3 & Indian players in ICCtest rankings 2020:
|1||India||Steve Smith (Australia)||Pat Cummins (Australia)||Jason Holder (West Indies)|
|2||Australia||Virat Kohli (India)||Neil Wagner (New Zealand)||Ben Stokes (England)|
|3||England||Kane Williamson (New Zealand)||Jason Holder (West Indies)||Ravindra Jadeja (India)|
Rank of Indian Players
|Ajinkya Rahane- 8th|
Cheteshwar Pujara- 9th
Mayank Agarwal- 10th
|Ravichandran Ashwin- 9th||Ravichandran Ashwin- 5th|
About International Cricket Council (ICC):
Motto- Cricket for good.
Headquarters- Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Chairman- Shashank Manohar.
CEO (Chief Executive Officer)- Manu Sawhney.