Kohli slips out of tip 10 in ICC Test rankings, Steve Smith’s form takes him to No 1

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Dubai: Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay achieved career-best positions though skipper Virat Kohli forsaken out of a ICC rankings’ top-10 after a drawn one-off cricket Test opposite Bangladesh in Fatullah.

Vijay has changed adult 3 places to 20th, while Dhawan has vaulted 15 places to 45th. Ajinkya Rahane is a other important inciter and notwithstanding blank out on a century, he has climbed adult 4 places to a career-high 22nd to date, a ICC pronounced in a
statement.

Steve Smith is on tip of a universe as he becomes 2nd youngest to lead World rankings. Getty SportsSteve Smith is on tip of a universe as he becomes 2nd youngest to lead World rankings. Getty Sports

Steve Smith is on tip of a universe as he becomes 2nd youngest to lead World rankings. Getty Sports

However, Kohli has slipped a stage to 11th.

In a bowlers’ chart, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan have gained one place any and are now 12th and 16th, respectively.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Steven Smith became a second youngest batsman after Indian idol Sachin Tendulkar to grasp a number-one mark in a rankings for Test batsmen after stellar batting displays in a Kingston Test, that Australia won by 277 runs to win a array 2-0.

Despite blank out on what would have been his initial double century in his 28th Test, Smith has leapfrogged Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka and South Africa twin of AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla following scores of 199 and 54 not out in a latest rankings.

However, Sangakkara will have a possibility to retrieve his number-one ranking when he facilities in a array opposite Pakistan, that starts in Galle on Wednesday.

It has been a duration arise for Smith, who, during 26 years and 12 days, is usually a few months behind Tendulkar, who had surfaced a batting draft for a initial time in 1999 during a age of 25 years and 279 days.

In achieving a landmark, Smith has also turn a 23rd Australia batsman to date to tip a batting table, with a final being captain Michael Clarke in Jan 2013.

Steve Waugh spent 94 Tests as number-one — some-more than any other Australia batsman — while Don Bradman spent a record 6,320 days as a top-ranked batsman — some-more than anyone else in a story of a game.

Smith has gained 49 points from his efforts in Jamaica, that means he has also damaged a 900-point separator for a initial time in his career. He now sits on 913 points, that has given him 24th mark on a list of best Test ratings ever.

In a Rankings for Test bowlers, Australia quick bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood have also achieved career-best rankings to date.

Starc has changed adult 4 places to 21st after compare total of 4 for 84, while Hazlewood has also gained 4 places following compare total of 7 for 56 and is now in 27th spot.

PTI

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