Kohli moves up in latest ICC Test Rankings
Nov.21 (CRICKETNMORE) - India captain Virat Kohli has edged Warner to take fifth position after completing his 50th international century in the first match of a three-Test series against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, which ended in a draw on Tuesday. Kohli, who is top-ranked in both ODIs and T20Is, knocked up a fine 104 not out on the last day of the match.
In the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, Australia captain Steve Smith leads the table for batsmen with his counterpart Joe Root in second position but a good 47 points behind.
Australia’s left-handed batsman David Warner is another player in the top 10, in sixth position. Outside the top 20, Peter Handscomb is at a career-best 26th position and would be looking to further advance in the rankings.
For England, former captain Alastair Cook will be hoping to repeat his 2010-11 Ashes form, when he scored 766 runs. He is presently ranked 10th while Jonny Bairstow is ranked 15th.
ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 21 November, after the first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Kolkata and before The Ashes):
Batsmen (top 20)