ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli Bridges Gap With Smith, Mayank Enters Top 10

Dubai: India captain Virat Kohli’s commanding century in Kolkata within the first Day-Evening Check towards Bangladesh helped him bridge the hole with top-ranked Steve Smith from 25 to a few factors whereas opener Mayank Agarwal reached the highest 10 for the primary time within the newest ICC rankings launched on Tuesday.

India captain Kohli slammed an impressive 136, his 27th Check ton as India swept the collection 2-0. They gained the pink ball Check by an innings and 46 runs and the primary rubber earlier than that by an innings and 130 runs to remain on high of the ICC World Check Championship rankings with 360 factors.

In addition to Kohli, pacers Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav claimed five-wicket hauls in Bangladesh’s first and second innings respectively.

Due to this fact, Ishant and Umesh reached their career-high factors tallies after victory over Bangladesh. Ishant has 716 factors however is in 17th place, method behind his career-best seventh-place achieved in July 2011.

Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim gained 4 slots to succeed in 26th place after scoring a combating 74 within the second innings of the historic pink-ball Check whereas Liton Das is up eight slots to 78th place.

In the meantime, Marnus Labuschagne and Bradley-John Watling achieved career-best positions within the ICC Check Participant Rankings with epic knocks that additionally gained them, Participant of the Match awards, this week.

Labuschagne’s rating of 185 that helped Australia to victory over Pakistan by an innings and 5 runs in Brisbane has taken him from 35th to 14th place, whereas Watling’s 205 in Tauranga not solely helped New Zealand beat England by an innings and 65 runs however has additionally lifted him 12 locations to 12th place.

Labuschagne occupied 95th place when summoned as a concussion substitute for Steve Smith within the Lord’s Ashes Check in August and has made fast progress since then, whereas Watling too has a lot to rejoice, as he’s now the top-ranked wicketkeeper-batsman, having overtaken South Africa’s, Quinton de Kock.

Other than Labuschagne, the opposite Australia batsmen to advance within the newest rankings replace embody opener David Warner (up six locations to 17th), Joe Burns (up 11 locations to 62nd) and Matthew Wade (up 4 locations to 70th) whereas quick bowler Josh Hazlewood has moved from 13th to joint-ninth within the bowlers’ checklist.

Their opposition Pakistan didn’t have a lot to cheer about with Shan Masood (up seven locations to 57th) amongst batsmen and Haris Sohail (up 12 locations to 81st) amongst bowlers transferring up within the newest replace.

Watling isn’t the one one to achieve massive from his group as Neil Wagner’s eight-wicket match haul has catapulted him to a career-best third place with a tally of 816 ranking factors, the third-best ever by a New Zealand bowler after Richard Hadlee (909 factors) and Trent Boult (825).

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is within the high 10 for batsmen for the primary time after scores of 91 and 28 helped him acquire three slots, whereas Joe Denly and Rory Burns have additionally made notable progress.

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