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ICC Test ranking: Virat Kohli rises to second place, Rahane enters top-10

Indian captain Virat Kohli has moved up to second place in the batsmen’s list in the ICC Test rankings released on Tuesday, while Cheteshwar Pujara is at seventh and Ajinkya Rahane is at tenth position. Kohli leads the Indian batsmen with 886 rating points but he is behind Australian batsman Steve Smith (911 points). New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has slipped to third place.

They are followed by Australia’s young batsman Marnus Labushane, Pakistan’s Babar Azam and injured David Warner. Pujara is seventh on the list with 766 points. He is followed by Ben Stokes (760), Joe Root (738) and Indian Test vice-captain Rahane (726) among the top ten batsmen.

Indian fast bowling leader Jasprit Bumrah (779 points) and veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (756) are ranked eighth and tenth respectively in the bowling rankings. Australia’s Pat Cummins (904) tops the list. He is followed by England’s Stuart Broad and New Zealand’s Neil Wagner.

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Two players from India Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin are in the top ten list of all-rounders. Stokes tops this list. Jadeja is third behind Jason Holder of the West Indies with 397 rating points while Ashwin has 281 points and is in sixth place. India is currently third in the ICC Test rankings of teams, as New Zealand have recently moved up to second place with a 2–0 win over the West Indies.

India have 114 points and are two points behind New Zealand and Australia at the top of the table. Australia is ahead of New Zealand after calculating in decimal. England are in fourth place. It is followed by Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. However, India will have a chance to progress through the four-match Test series against Australia in Adelaide starting on Thursday.

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