Virat Kohli retains top spot in ICC Test rankings

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Khabarindiaonline:    India skipper Virat Kohli has maintained his top spot in the latest ICC rankings of Test batsmen.

Cheteshwar Pujara remains the second highest ranked India batsman in the list as he retained the sixth position.

Pacer Mohammed Shami climbed up three places to return to top 20 in the bowlers’ table.

His fellow fast bowler Ishant Sharma moved up one place to 25th position. Another pacer Jasprit Bumrah retained 37th position.

Kohli achieved a career-high 937 rating points after innings of 46 and 58 in the fourth Test against England.

The Indian captain has scored 544 runs in his eight innings this series. He is 11th in the list of best ever in terms of rating points, just one adrift of a group of four – Gary Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Kumar Sangakkara.

Pujara’s unbeaten 132, which helped India take the first innings lead in the fourth Test against England, lifted him from 763 to 798 points.

Mohammed Shami’s six-wicket match haul lifted him three places to 19th position.

Jasprit Bumrah continued the strong start to his Test career, moving to a career-best 487 points after his fifth Test. ( Source: AIRN ).

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