International Cricket Council (ICC) today released a new list of Test cricketers. Indian batsman Virat Kohli (928 points) tops the rankings of batsmen. Australian Steven Smith (911 points), who scored 43 and 16 in the first Test against New Zealand, stands 12th with 2 points. Virat Kohli has 17 points more than Steven Summit.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (864 points) is in 3rd place. The Indians continue to occupy the fourth spot with Pujara (791 points) and Rahane (759 points). In the first Test against New Zealand, Australia’s 143 and 50 runs put Lafuscane (786 points) up 3 places to 5th place. Australia’s David Warner (755 points) and England’s Jarrod (752 points) are 7th and 8th, respectively. Pakistani player Babar Assam (728 points) jumped four places to 9th place in the first Test against Sri Lanka. He is in the top-10 for the first time. Sri Lankan player Karunaratne (725 points) is placed 10th.
Australian bowler Cummins (898 points) and South African Rabada (839 points) are ranked 2nd. New Zealand’s Neil Wagner (834 points) has jumped one place to take 3rd place in the Test against Australia. West Indies player Jason Holder (830 points) ranks 4th in the list. Australian Mitchell Starc (806 points), who took 9 wickets in the first Test against New Zealand, was placed 5th. Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah (794 points) has fallen one place to sixth place due to injury. Australian player Hazlewood (785 points) has climbed a place to be ranked 7th.
South Africa’s Philander (783 points) and England’s James Anderson (782 points) are 8th and 9th, respectively. New Zealand player Tim Saudi (780 points) jumps to 10th place with 9 wickets in the first Test against Australia.
West Indies player Jason Holder (473 points) and Indian batsman Ravindra Jadeja (406 points) remain unchanged in the all-rounder’s rankings.
In the Test team rankings, the Indian team tops the list with 120 points. The New Zealand team (112 points) are in 2nd place and the South African team (102 points) are in 3rd place.