Virat Kohli rise to career-best Test ranking

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ICC announced the latest Test rankings for batsmen on November 30.

The Indian test captain Virat Kohli by scoring 62 in the first innings against England at Mohali have improved their rankings in the latest ICC test batsmen rankings.

The first position is still occupied by Australia captain Steve Smith who played well in the third test match against South Africa at Adelaide Oval. The Australian captain is currently at 897 points. England Joe Root also retains his second place after scoring well in the 2nd innings against India at Mohali.

Virat Kohli who scored 62 important runs in the first innings against England at Mohali has climbed to 3rd in the latest ICC test batsmen rankings. Last week Virat Kohli was at 4th position. New Zealand test captain Kane Williamson has dropped down to fourth because of poor performance in the 2nd test against Pakistan at Hamilton.

South Africa batsmen Hashim Amla still retain his 5th position in batsmen rankings. South Africa counterpart AB De Villiers jumps into 6th place despite not playing any matches recently. Last week AB De Villiers was 7th in ICC test batsmen rankings.

David Warner who was 8th has climbed to 7th in the latest ICC test batsmen rankings. India’s number 3 Cheteshwar Pujara also climbed one place up to 8th.

Jonny Bairstow who batted well in the first innings of the Mohali test match has come into 9th place in test batsmen rankings. Jonny Bairstow scored 89 runs in the first innings. Pakistan Younis Khan has dropped down from 6th to last place because of poor performance in the 2nd test match against New Zealand. Here we look at the latest ICC test batsmen rankings.

  1. Steve Smith(Australia) – 897 points
  2. Joe Root(England) – 847 points
  3. Virat Kohli(India) – 833 points
  4. Kane Willamson(New Zealand) – 817 points
  5. Hashim Amla(South Africa) – 791 points
  6. AB De Villiers(South Africa) – 778 points
  7. David Warner(Australia) – 772 points
  8. Cheteshwar Pujara(India) – 760 points
  9. Jonny Bairstow(England) – 759 points
  10. Younis Khan(Pakistan) – 753 points

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