ICC Rankings / Kohli ends the year as No. 1 Test batsman, 5 players from India in top-20


Indian captain Virat Kohli remains the number one batsman in the latest ICC Test rankings. He achieved this feat by beating Australian batsman Steve Smith in the first week of December. Virat has 928 points. They are 17 points ahead of Smith. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is in third place with 864 points. In this ranking released on Tuesday, Indian batsmen are in three places in the top ten. Cheteshwar Pujara is fourth and Ajinkya Rahane is in seventh place with a loss of one place. Mayank Agarwal is at 12th and Rohit Sharma at 15th position.

Pakistani batsman Babar Azam achieved career-best rankings. They are in sixth place. He scored three places to score a century in the Karachi Test against Sri Lanka. Australia’s Maranus Labushane is in fifth place. Australia’s David Warner eighth, England’s Joe Root ninth and New Zealand’s Ross Taylor are in tenth place.

Top 5 Test Bats

बल्लेबाज रेटिंग अंक
विराट कोहली (भारत) 928
स्टीव स्मिथ (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) 911
केन विलियम्सन (न्यूजीलैंड) 864
चेतेश्वर पुजारा (भारत) 791
मार्नस लबुशाने (ऑस्ट्रेलिया) 786

No change in bowlers starting at 15 places

Australia’s Pat Cummins continues to lead the bowlers’ Test rankings. In second place is Kagiso Rabada of South Africa and Neil Wegner of New Zealand in third place. 5 Indians are among the top 20 bowlers. Jaspreet Bumrah is sixth, Ravichandran Ashwin 11th, Mohammad Shami 12th, Ravindra Jadeja 17th and Ishant Sharma 18th.

Top-5 bowler

Bowler Rating points
Pat Cummins (Australia) 898
Kagiso Rabada (The Africa) 839
Neil Wegner (New Zealand) 834
Jason Holder (Windies) 830
Mitchell Starc (Australia) 806

Jadeja in second place in all-rounder ranking

In the all-rounder Test rankings, Jason Holder of West Indies is in first place and Ravindra Jadeja of India remains in second place. England’s Ben Stokes is in the third and Ashwin sixth positions.

Top-5 all-rounder

Allrounder Rating points
Jason Holder (Windies) 473
Ravindra Jadeja (India) 406
Ben Stokes (England) 381
Vernon Philander (The Africa) 315
Michelle Stark (Australia) 312


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