Smith goes past Kohli, Pujara moves up

13 Janvier, 2021, 18:49 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Virat Kohli loses second spot to Steve Smith in ICC rankings for Test batsmen

Williamson played a marathon innings of 238 in the last Test against Pakistan.

Steve Smith [Photo-Twitter] Virat Kohli has dropped a spot and moved to the 3rd spot in the rankings. Earlier, Williamson's previous best rating was 915 which he achieved in December 2018.

Interestingly, legend Richard Hadlee is the only other Kiwi player to cross the 900-point mark. Headley received a rating of 909 in December 1985. The rankings, now topped by Pat Cummins, has seen Josh Hazlewood gain three places to reach fifth position with four wickets in the third Test against India. For India, Cheteshwar Pujara's twin half-centuries pushed him up to No. 8 from the tenth spot, while Rishabh Pant's aggressive 97 in the second innings helped him jump 19 spots to No. 26.

Australian pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood has gained three places to reach fifth position, having taken four wickets in Sydney.

In other movement for New Zealand players, Henry Nicholls has gained three places to reach ninth among batsmen after his knock of 157 while fast bowler Kyle Jamieson's match haul of 11-117 has lifted him seven places to a career-best 21st place.

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Keshav Maharaj is the second-highest ranked South African Test bowler at No 29, while Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi and Lutho Sipamla are ranked at Nos 38, 45, 47 and 49, respectively.

Cheteshwar Pujara [Image Credits: Twitter] Henry Nicholls has risen up to three spots and he now sits at the 9th spot in the newly-released ICC Test Rankings. He showcased an all-round performance (4/62, 28*) in the first innings, before sustaining an injury.

Kane Williamson's impressive Test summer has been recognised by the ICC with the Black Caps skipper reaching the highest batting rating for a New Zealand Test player.

English all-rounder Ben Stokes has maintained his place at the sixth spot and Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane has gone down a spot due to his poor outing in Sydney.

Ravichandran Ashwin's heroics with the bat helped India salvage a draw in the SCG Test.

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