Virat's close reach in cricket / test rankings, Steve Smith, now only 9 points gap between the two


Virat Kohli retains first position in ICC Test rankingsSteve Smith rose to number two with the advantage of one positionAustralian Pat Cummins tops bowlers ranking  





Game desk. In the recent Test rankings released by the ICC, Australian batsman Steve Smith has moved up one place to the second position. He scored 92 runs in the second Test of the recently ended Ashes series. Which benefited him in the rankings and pushed New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to number three. Indian captain Virat Kohli still remains in the first place in the rankings. Australian bowler Pat Cummins remains in the first place in the bowlers' rankings. There are also two Indians in the list of top ten bowlers. Ravindra Jadeja is at fifth position and Ravichandran Ashwin is at tenth position.





  • In the batsmen's rankings, India's Virat Kohli (922 points) retained the first position, while Smith (913 points) is now just 9 points behind him. Smith has scored 378 runs in three innings in two Tests of the Ashes series at an average of 126. The way they are playing can overtake Virat. However, Virat will also get an opportunity to improve his ranking in the Test series against the Windies starting on 22 August. 
  • Cheteshwar Pujara of India is fourth in the ranking, Henry Nicholls of New Zealand is fifth, d. Aidan Markram of Africa is in sixth position, Quinton Dickock in seventh position. Joe Route IX of England and The. Faf Duplessis of Africa ranks tenth.
  • Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne played 122 runs in the first Test against New Zealand. Due to which he gained four positions and reached eighth position in the rankings. This is the best ranking in his seven-year Test career.
  • Marnus Labushane, who became Steve Smith's concession replacement during the Lord's Test between England and Australia, played a 59-run inning in the second inning. As a result, he gained 16 places in the rankings and reached number 82. Apart from them, Ben Stokes (6 places), Johnny Bairstow (7 places) and Rory Burns (17 places) also gained in the rankings after this match.




Pat Cummins tops the bowlers rankings





  • There is no change in the top four positions in the bowlers' rankings. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins remains in the first position with 13 wickets in two Ashes series matches. No. 2 Cagiso Rabada of Africa, England's James Anderson on third and D. on fourth. Vernon Philander of Africa is. Ravindra Jadeja of India has come at number five. He pushed Neil Wegner of New Zealand to number six. 
  • There is no change in the position of the players who are in the next four places. New Zealand's Trent Bolt at number seven, Pakistan's Mo at eighth. Abbas is ranked ninth by Jason Holder of the Windies and India's tenth ranked Ravichandran Ashwin.
  • In the bowlers' rankings, Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dhananjay jumped nine places to reach the 36th position. He took six wickets in the first Test against New Zealand. Joffra Archer, who made his debut through the Lord's Test, entered the match with 83rd position in the match with 5/91 wickets. At the same time, Australian spinner Jack Leach has climbed 8 positions to the 40th position in the rankings. 

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