Team India captain Virat Kohli reached within one point of top-ranked batsman Steve Smith of Australia in the latest ICC Test rankings today. This follows Kohli’s unbeaten 254 in the second Test against South Africa which helped his team seal the three-match series by 2-0. Opener Mayank Agarwal also rose in the rankings, breaking into the top 20. His innings of 108 in the second Test against South Africa helped him progress eight places to reach the 17th position.
Cheteshwar Pujara placed fourth and Ajinkya Rahane at the ninth place are the other two Indian batsmen in the top 10. Ravichandran Ashwin also jumped three spots to number seven while Bumrah continued to remain third in the bowlers’ rankings. Among the all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja is at number two behind West Indies skipper Jason Holder while Ashwin occupies the fifth place.