ICC Test rankings: Kohli retains second spot


DUBAI: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday retained the second spot in the latest ICC Test rankings despite his disastrous run in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand. In the Test series, Kohli managed to score just 38 runs averaging at 9.50. On the tour to New Zealand, the Indian skipper went past the fifty run mark just once.

New Zealand, March 02 (ANI): New Zealand’s Tim Southee and Daryl Mitchell with India’s Virat Kohli after the match during the 3rd day of the second test match between India and New Zealand, at Hagley Oval ground, in Christchurch on Monday. (REUTERS Photo)

Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne jumped one spot to reach the third position taking the place of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson while Steve Smith retained his first place.

India opener Mayank Agarwal and England all-rounder Ben Stokes moved a spot each and swapped places to fall out and break into the top 10, respectively. Cheteshwar Pujara has moved two places to take the seventh spot in the Test batsmen rankings

Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw, who returned for his first series since his Test debut against West Indies in 2018, rose 17 places to Number 76.

Meanwhile, India pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Tuesday moved to the seventh spot in the latest ICC Test bowler rankings. Bumrah managed to take five wickets in the second Test against New Zealand, and as a result, he jumped four slots to take the seventh position in the bowler rankings.
New Zealand pacers Tim Southee and Trent Boult were in remarkable form in the series against India. As a result, both pacers have moved up the rankings to take the fourth and ninth spot respectively.
Southee moved up two slots while Boult saw a rise of four slots. In the series against India, Southee and Boult took 14 and 11 wickets respectively. Australia’s Pat Cummins has retained his top spot while New Zealand’s Neil Wagner is on the second place. (ANI)