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Virat Kohli’s match-winning innings against England propels him to career-best fourth in ICC Test rankings

Virat Kohli, with his innings of 167 runs and 81 runs in the second Test against England, has moved to a career-high 4th in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen.

India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [Published on:22 Nov 2016, 3:16 PM IST]
Virat reaches career-best fourth in ICC rankings
Virat reaches career-best fourth in ICC rankingsPhoto:PTI

Keeping his exquisite batting form even in Test cricket, skipper Virat Kohli, with his innings of 167 runs and 81 runs in the second Test against England, has moved to a career-high 4th in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen.

With 822 rating points in his 50-Test career, Kohli jumped ten places to his career best of number four.

In crossing the 800-point mark for the first time, Kohli has become the 11th Indian batsman to do so. If he continues with his excellent form in the third Test match, it is speculated that he might close the gap on the top spot.

As of now, the list is headed by Steve Smith with 897 points, followed by Joe Root (844) on number two and Kane Williamson (838) on the third spot.

The 28-year-old batsman is already at the top spot of T20 batsmen rankings and No 2 in the ODI rankings.

Other members of India’s Test team to improve their rankings are Cheteshwar Pujara, whose 119 in the first innings in the second Test against England helped him move a notch up from tenth to ninth position.

On the other hand, pacer Mohammed Shami gained five places to reach a career-best 21st whereas Ravindra Jadeja moved up one spot to sixth in ICC rankings for Test bowlers.