India captain Virat Kohli was on Tuesday pushed to the third spot by Australia batsman Steve Smith in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen. His team-mate, middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, gained two places to be No. 8.
Kohli has 870 points in the newest chart, issued on Tuesday. The Indian captain had pulled out of the continued Australia series after the primary Test to go on paternity depart. He and his actor wife Anushka had been blessed with a child girl on Monday, the day India eked out a combating draw within the third Test in Sydney.
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Smith (900 points) is positioned second behind New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (919). The Australian had scores of 131 and 81 within the Sydney Test. Williamson’s epic 238 in the second Test in opposition to Pakistan in Christchurch has helped him attain the most effective ever-rating factors by a New Zealand participant and consolidate his place on the high of the listing.
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Pujara, whose dogged half-centuries (50, 77) within the third Test helped India draw the match, is positioned eighth, simply behind his stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane, who lost one place. Rishabh Pant’s scores of 36 and 97 have helped him achieve 19 locations to achieve 26th place.
Hanuma Vihari (52nd) and R. Ashwin (89th) to have gained after their combating knocks, as has Shubman Gill (69th).
In the meantime, within the bowlers’ listing, off-spinner Ashwin dropped two positioned to ninth and is adopted by compatriot Jasprit Bumrah, who lost one spot. No different Indian figures in bowlers’ top-10.
Pat Cummins continues to guide the chart adopted by British pacer Stuart Broad and New Zealand’s Neil Wagner.