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ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli becomes world number one Test batsman after Edgbaston heroics

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 August 2018, 13:46 IST
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India skipper Virat Kohli today topped the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen

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India skipper Virat Kohli today topped the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen

Virat Kohli today topped the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen,

Virat Kohli today topped the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen,

Virat Kohli today topped the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen,

Indian skipper Virat Kohli who held the second spot since December 2015 in ICC Test rankings, now become the number one Test batsman in the world. He replaced the Australian former skipper Steve Smith to earned the top spot.

Australian skipper Steve Smith's 32-month reign as the top Test batsman in ICC Test ranking has ended by the 29-year-old Virat Kohli.

Steve Smith is currently serving a 12-month international ban for ball-tampering.

The 29-year-old Virat Kohli is the seventh Indian batsman overall and first since Sachin Tendulkar in 2011 to top the ICC rankings.

Apart from Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar, the other Indian batsmen who have reached the No.1 rankings in the Test Cricket were the Indian Wall Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Dilip Vengsarkar.

ICC Test batting rankings:

Virat Kohli (Indian skipper) 934 rating points

Steve Smith (Australia) 929 rating points

 Joe Root (England skipper) 865 rating points

 Kane Williamson (New Zealand) 847 rating points

David Warner (Australia) 820 rating points

Cheteshwar Pujara (India) 791 rating points

Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) 754 rating points

Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka) 733 rating points

Dean Elgar (South Africa) 724 rating points

 Aiden Markram (South Africa) 703 rating points

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First published: 6 August 2018, 13:46 IST
 
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