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Virat Kohli breaks into top-5 in latest ICC Test rankings

The Indian captain edged past David Warner to occupy the fifth spot in the batting rankings.


Kohli scored 104 in the fourth innings against Sri Lanka
Kohli scored 104 in the fourth innings against Sri Lanka

Team India captain Virat Kohli moved up to the fifth spot after his 18th Test ton against Sri Lanka, in the latest ICC rankings released after the end of the first Test between the two sides at the Eden Gardens. 

His 50th international ton ensured that Kohli went past Australia’s David Warner, moving into the top-5 after his 104-run knock that helped changed the course of the game on the final day. Kohli is the top-ranked batsman in both ODIs and T20Is.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 94 in the second innings, moved two places to reach the 28th spot. Steve Smith continues to sit atop the batting rankings, while Cheteshwar Pujara maintained his status as the top-ranked Indian batsman at No.4. KL Rahul is the other Indian in the top-10, holding his place at eight.

Ajinkya Rahane suffered a four place drop and moved to the fourteenth spot.

In the bowler’s rankings, Ravindra Jadeja slipped a point to reach the third spot, while spin spearheads Ravichandran Ashwin and Rangana Herath retained their places at No.4 and 5 respectively. James Anderson continues to be the top-ranked bowler.

Here are the complete rankings:

Batsmen (Top 10)

Rank   (+/-)     Player              Team    Pts      Avge  Highest Rating

  1     ( - )      Steve Smith     Aus     936     59.66  941 v Ind at Dharamsala 2017

  2     ( - )      Joe Root         Eng     889     53.76  917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

  3     ( - )      K. Williamson   NZ       880     51.16  893 v Aus at Perth 2015

  4     ( - )      C. Pujara          Ind       866     52.26  888 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

  5     (+1)     Virat Kohli        Ind       817     50.12  895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017

  6     (-1)      David Warner   Aus     807     47.94  880 v NZ at Perth 2015

  7     ( - )      Hashim Amla    SA       795     49.87  907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

  8     ( - )      Lokesh Rahul   Ind       757*    45.83  761 v SL at Pallekele 2017

  9     (+1)     Azhar Ali          Pak     755     46.62  787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

 10     (+1)     Alastair Cook   Eng     738     46.33  874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank   (+/-)     Player              Team    Pts      Avge   Highest Rating

  1     ( - )      J. Anderson     Eng     896!    27.39  896 v Win at Lord's 2017

  2     (+1)     Kagiso Rabada SA       876!    22.71  876 v Ban at Bloemfontein 2017

  3     (-1)      R. Jadeja         Ind       868     23.65  899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

  4     ( - )      R. Ashwin        Ind       840     25.30  904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

  5     ( - )      R. Herath         SL       820     27.91  867 v Zim at Harare 2016

  6     ( - )      J. Hazlewood   Aus     794     25.75  863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

  7     ( - )      Nathan Lyon     Aus     752!    31.83  752 v Ban at Chittagong 2017

  8     ( - )      Dale Steyn       SA       748     22.30  909 v Win at Centurion 2014

  9     ( - )      Neil Wagner     NZ       745     28.90  767 v SA at Dunedin 2017

 10     ( - )      Stuart Broad    Eng     737     28.81  880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016


All-rounders (top five)

Rank   (+/-)     Player            Team     Pts      Highest Rating

  1     ( - )      S. Al Hasan      Ban     438     489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

  2     ( - )      R. Jadeja         Ind       409     438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

  3     (+1)     Ben Stokes      Eng     396/*!  396 v Win at Lord's 2017

  4     (-1)      R. Ashwin        Ind       395     493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

  5     ( - )      Moeen Ali        Eng     378     409 v SA at Old Trafford 2017

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