Mail and Guardian – Indian captain Virat Kohli has returned to the top of the International Cricket Council’s Test batting rankings, after his man-of-the-match effort against England.

Summary

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli has returned to the top of the International Cricket Council’s Test batting rankings, after his man-of-the-match effort against England.
  • The 29-year-old scored 97 and 103 when India beat England by 203 runs in the third Test at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge on Wednesday, reducing the hosts’ lead in a five-match series to 2-1.
  • Smith was suspended for a year and stripped of the captaincy by Cricket Australia for his part in a ball-tampering scandal against South Africa, but his ranking points haven’t changed.
  • Kohli, who has scored 440 runs so far in the England series, has now achieved the 11th-highest all-time rating among Test batsmen and could move further up that list in the remaining two matches of the England series.
  • The top 10 is headed by Australia’s Donald Bradman (961 points), who is widely considered to be the greatest Test batsman cricket has known.


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