ICC Test Rankings: Opportunity for Indian batsmen to break into top ten
Steven Smith is the top ranked batsman in the world.
In the upcoming Test series between West Indies and India, Ajinkya Rahane will be the top-ranked batsman from either side in 12th spot and hoping to break back into the top 10. India captain Virat Kohli, who has been ranked No.1 in both ODIs and T20s but never higher than eighth in Tests, will also be looking to improve his current ranking of 14th.
Other Indian batsmen in the top 20 include Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara at number 18 and 19 respectively.
For the West Indies, stylish left-hander Darren Bravo is at the 23rd spot, while Kraigg Braithwaite is 32nd and the experienced Marlon Samuels 43rd.
The Sri Lanka-Australia series will see several leading batsmen in action, including skipper Steven Smith, who is the top ranked batsman in the ICC Rankings for Test Batsmen. Adam Voges (sixth) and vice-captain David Warner (eighth) have opportunities to improve their rankings, while Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is the only batsman from his side inside the top 10 in 10th position.
Here are the top 10 ranked Test batsmen in the world:
|2||Kane Williamson||New Zealand||868|
|3||Hashim Amla||South Africa||860|
|5||AB de Villiers||South Africa||818|
|10||Angelo Mathews||Sri Lanka||765|