Steve Smith No 1 in Test batting rankings as Virat Kohli slips to second

Steve Smith has regained top position in the ICC Test batting rankings after leapfrogging India captain Virat Kohli.
Smith missed the third Ashes Test at Headingley with concussion however has toppled Kohli after the latter captured a duck in the second innings of the series-sealing 257-run of India over West Indies in Jamaica.
The Australian leads the way with points, with Kohli a spot back to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in place in 878 points and 903 points.
Smith – who has graduated 144, 142 and 92 in his three innings in this Ashes series – could add to his tally through the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford this week however Kohli is not back in Evaluation action until India sponsor South Africa in October.
Smith became # 1 in December 2015 if Smith was owing to his single-family ban following the ball-tampering scandal, however he was overtaken by Kohli in August 2018.
Four locations have climbed from 11th to after scoring a century and two fifties in four innings in the 2-0 series win over West Indies in the Caribbean.
Jason Holder and jasprit Bumrah have climbed together with Bumrah up from seventh to Holder and third moving from 11th to fourth, into the top five of the Test bowling rankings.
India seamer Bumrah picked up six wickets, including a hat-trick, in West Indies’ first innings at Jamaica, while 5-77 was bagged by Windies skipper Holder at India’s opening dig.
Australia’s Pat Cummins (908 points) tops the standings, followed closely by South Africa’a Kagiso Rabada (851) along with also Bumrah (835), together with Holder and James Anderson tied for fourth (814).
Holder remains the, with Ben Stokes, Shakib Al Hasan, Ravindra Jadeja and Vernon Philander rounding out the top five at that listing.
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2019-11-20T13:44:24+00:00 SERVICES|