Australian batsman Steve Smith has extended his lead over India skipper Virat Kohli at the number one spot in the ICC Test batsmen rankings. Smith now has a lead of 34 points over Kohli as the rankings were revealed today. The 30-year-old batsman scored 293 runs in the fourth Test and as a result, he has further consolidated his position.
With this, he is virtually assured of the top spot after the end of the five-match series between Australia and England. Aussie pacer Pat Cummins also remains at the top spot in the bowlers’ rankings. The bowler took seven wickets in the recently concluded match and as a result, he has 63-rating points ahead of the second-placed Proteas bowler Kagiso Rabada. India’s Jasprit Bumrah is positioned at the third place.