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India Vs England: After Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli is only the player who made this world record

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 August 2018, 12:38 IST

Virat Kohli is all set to face England in the second Test, starting August 9 at Lord's after losing the opening Test match by 31 runs at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham.

After Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli is only the man  who grabs the top spot in ODIs and Test rankings. On the other hand Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar achieves the top ranking in year 1998 and 2001-02.Virat Kohli is the 9th batsman to have this milestone in overseas.

Virat Kohli's 22nd Test ton register his top spot in the ICC Test rankings. Kohli ended the Australian skipper Steve Smith's 32-month reign as the top Test batsman in ICC Test ranking.

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.

Indian Squad:

Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

England squad:

Joe Root, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Sam Curran, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes, Jamie Porter, Adil Rashid

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First published: 7 August 2018, 12:38 IST
 
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