Sky Sports – Virat Kohli overtakes Steve Smith to top ICC Test batting rankings

Sam Curran rises in batting, bowling and all-rounder rankings

Last Updated: 05/08/18 8:53am

Virat Kohli has overtaken Steve Smith to become the best Test batsman in the world, becoming only the seventh Indian to reach the summit of the ICC rankings.

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  • Virat Kohli overtakes Steve Smith to top ICC Test batting rankings Sam Curran rises in batting, bowling and all-rounder rankings Last Updated: 05/08/18 8:53am Virat Kohli has overtaken Steve Smith to become the best Test batsman in the world, becoming only the seventh Indian to reach the summit of the ICC rankings.
  • Kohli scored 149 and 51 in India’s 31-run defeat to England in the first Test at Edgbaston but with only a five-point lead will need to maintain his form during the remaining four Tests of the series.
  • Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Dilip Vengsarkar are the other India batsmen to have topped the rankings during their careers.
  • England’s 1000th men’s Test was an enthralling contest and 20-year-old Sam Curran’s player of the match performance has seen him shoot up the batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders’ rankings.
  • England vs India August 9, 2018, 10:00am Live on The second Test of the series at Lord’s begins on Thursday, with live coverage on Sky Sports Cricket.


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