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Virat Kohli surpasses Steve Smith and becomes number 1 Test batsman after Trent Bridge heroics

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 August 2018, 16:14 IST

Indian skipper Virat Kohli returned to the top spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings after his brilliant performance in the third Test against England. Virat Kohli scored 97 and 103 in the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, which Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team won by 203 runs.

Indian cricket team fight back after the big defeats at Edgbaston and Lord's. Indian team is trailing 2-1 in favour of England with two matches still to be played.

Earlier, the Australian skipper Steve Smith was at the top ICC Test Rankings and Virat Kohli was slipped down to No.2 with scores of 23 and 17 in the second Test at Lord's.

According to the ICC release Indian skipper Virat Kohli cited that "now only one point outside the top 10 of an all-time rating points list: Don Bradman (961 points), Steve Smith (947), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting (both on 942), Peter May (941), and Gary Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Kumar Sangakkara (all on 938 points)."

India's squad for the fourth and fifth Tests against England:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Hanuma Vihari.

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First published: 23 August 2018, 16:14 IST
 
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