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Kane Williamson has a chance to dethrone Virat Kohli as No.1 Test batsman in ICC rankings

After smashing his second double ton against Bangladesh in the 1st Test, Kane Williamson achieved a career-best rating and has a chance to dethrone the Indian skipper.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: March 04, 2019 13:43 IST
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Kane Williamson (L) and Virat Kohli  (R)

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has a superb chance of dethroning Indian captain Virat Kohli as the No. 1 batsman in the ICC Test rankings as he reached a career-best 915 rating points to attain the second spot and is just seven points behind the Indian skipper.

The New Zealand captain struck his second double-century of his career in the first Test of the three-match series against Bangladesh, which has lifted him from 897 points to 915 points and he is just seven points away from toppling Kohli at the top position in the ICC Test batsman rankings.

With two matches still to go in the series against Bangladesh, Williamson has a chance to topple Kohli at the top.

Williamson rating points of 915 are the highest for any New Zealand player. Only Sir Richard Hadlee had points more than 900 for a Kiwi player.

Openers Tom Latham and Jeet Raval have also made steady progress in the rankings after scoring centuries. Latham's knock of 161 has enabled him to reach the 11th position while Raval has risen five slots to reach the 33rd position.

Among the bowlers, the pair of Trent Boult and Tim Southee hold the number 8 and 9 respectively in the ICC bowler rankings.

Ravindra Jadeja (No.5) and Ravichandran Ashwin(No.10) are the only bowlers from India to feature in the top 10 in bowler rankings.

(With ANI Inputs)

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