Virat Kohli shoots up to career best Test ranking!
- Kohli has shot up 10 slots to No. 4 in ICC Test rankings.
- Root and Kohli are the only batsmen who rank in top 10 across formats.
- Pujara has also entered the top 10 in Tests, according to latest ICC Rankings.
The ICC Test Player Rankings, still led by Australian skipper Steven Smith, has Joe Root and Kane Williamson on No. 2 and No. 3respectively. With this, all the four batsmen who are considered to be the best in the current generation hold a spot in top five of the Test rankings.
More importantly, now it's not just Root and Williamson who rank in the top-10 of all the formats.
The Indian Test skipper, Kohli, who holds the pole position in the T20I rankings, is also present in top-10 of the rankings across formats. He ranks No. 1, 2 and 4 in T20Is, ODIs and Test respectively.
Kohli, who did not even feature in the top of the Tets rankings before the Vizag Test, scored 167 and 81 that helped him earn a huge leap in the standing.
According to the ICC release, India fast bowler Mohammad Shami has gained five places to reach a career-high No. 21 and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has moved up one position to No. 6 in the ICC Test bowlers rankings that is led by Ravichandran Ashwin.
For England, Stuart Broad (up one place) and Moeen Ali (up four places), have achieved fifth and 23rdpositions, respectively.