Icc Test Rankings: Virat Kohli Climbs To Second Spot Pujara, Rahane Also In Top 10 – Icc Test Rankings: Virat Kohli rises to second, three Indian batsmen in top-10


Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Tue, 15 Dec 2020 04:56 PM IST

Ajinkya Rahane with teammates
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The International Cricket Council released the test rankings on Tuesday. In the latest ranking, Indian captain Virat Kohli has reached the second position in the batsmen’s list. Apart from captain in the top-10, vice-captains Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are also named. Australia’s reigning batsman Steve Smith continues to reign. He is currently the number one Test batsman in the world with 911 points. Kohli, who is on second order, is 25 points below him. Kiwi captain Kane Williamson came in at number three. Young Australia batsman Marnus Labushen comes in fourth, Pakistani captain Babar Azam fifth and injured sixth seed David Warner.

Cheteshwar Pujara, the highest run scorer of the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, is ranked seventh. The Saurashtra strongman got 766 rating points. In Virat’s absence, it is probably Ajinkya Rahane who will take over the captaincy in the remaining three matches. Rahane’s inclusion in the top-10 before taking a big responsibility will be good for his confidence. Only two Indian players have got a place in the top-10 in bowling. Pesar Jasprit Bumrah (779) is eighth and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (756) is at the tenth position. Australian pacer Pat Cummins is the best bowler in the world with 904 points. Then comes England’s Stuart Broad and Kiwi paceman Neil Wagner.

The International Cricket Council released the test rankings on Tuesday. In the latest ranking, Indian captain Virat Kohli has reached the second position in the batsmen’s list. Apart from captain in the top-10, vice-captains Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are also named. Australia’s reigning batsman Steve Smith continues to reign. He is currently the number one Test batsman in the world with 911 points. Kohli, who is on second order, is 25 points below him. Kiwi captain Kane Williamson came in at number three. Young Australia batsman Marnus Labushen comes in fourth, Pakistani captain Babar Azam fifth and injured sixth seed David Warner.

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Pujara sixth and Rahane at number 10


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