Virat Kohli tops ICC test batting rankings after Edgbaston ton

Virat Kohli tops ICC test batting rankings after Edgbaston ton

Dubai (Agencies): Virat Kohli on Sunday topped the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after his brilliant century against England in the opening Test at Edgbaston this week.


No Pakistan player made to the top ten batsmen of the latest rankings list.

Kohli became the seventh India batsman and first since Sachin Tendulkar (in June 2011) to be ranked the number one Test batsman in the latest ICC ranking released today.

India skipper scored 149 and 51 in India’s 31-run defeat and has gone up by 31 points, which have helped him to end Steve Smith’s 32-month reign as the top-ranked batsman and reach the top of the summit for the first time in his 67-Test career.

The 29-year-old now leads Smith (who had held the top spot since December 2015) by five points but will have to maintain the form in the remaining four Tests to finish the series as the world’s highest-ranked batsman.

Batting

01 (+1) Virat Kohli (IND) 934 54.28 934 v ENG Edgbaston 2018

02 (-1) Steve Smith (AUS) 929 61.37 947 v RSA Durban 2018

03 (-) Joe Root (ENG) 865 52.18 917 v AUS Trent Bridge 2015

04 (-) Kane Williamson (NZL) 847 50.35 893 v AUS Perth 2015

05 (-) David Warner (AUS) 820 48.20 880 v NZL Perth 2015

06 (-) Cheteshwar Pujara (IND) 791 50.34 888 v SRI Nagpur 2017

07 (-) Dimuth Karunaratne (SRI) 754 37.28 754 v RSA Colombo (SSC) 2018

08 (-) Dinesh Chandimal (SRI) 733 44.96 755 v WIS St Lucia 2018

09 (-) Dean Elgar (RSA) 724 41.05 784 v AUS Johannesburg 2018

10 (-) Aiden Markram (RSA) 703 47.27 759 v Aus Johannesburg 2018

Bowling

01 (-) James Anderson (ENG) 884 27.19 896 v WIS Lord's 2017

02 (-) Kagiso Rabada (RSA) 882 21.71 902 v AUS Pt Elizabeth 2018

03 (-) Ravindra Jadeja (IND) 857 23.11 899 v AUS Ranchi 2017

04 (-) Vernon Philander (RSA) 826 21.54 912 v IND Johannesburg 2013

05 (-) Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) 825 25.17 904 v ENG Mumbai 2016

06 (-) Pat Cummins (AUS) 800 23.81 800 v RSA Johannesburg 2018

07 (-) Trent Boult (NZL 795 27.84 825 v ENG Lord's 2015

08 (-) Rangana Herath (SRI) 791 27.95 867 v ZIM Harare 2016

09 (-) Neil Wagner (NZL) 765 28.26 785 v WIS Wellington 2017

10 (-) Josh Hazlewood (AUS) 759 26.84 863 v IND Bangalore 2017