ICC Test Batsmen rankings: Virat Kohli slips down to number 2

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After a disappointing first Test match in Basin Reserve, Wellington where he scored just 2 and 19 runs, the Indian captain Virat Kohli slips down to number 2 in latest ICC batsmen rankings.

Kohli got out to Jamieson in the first innings for 2 while was dismissed by Trent Boult in the 2nd innings. Due to non-performance, India were bundled out cheaply in both innings which resulted in 10 wicket win of New Zealand and 1-0 lead.

Steve Smith has displaced Virat Kohli as the number 1 Test batsman. Kohli has a chance to regain his number 1 ranking if he can showcase his skills in the 2nd Test match to be played Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

For his 89 runs in the first innings, Kane Williamson has jumped 1 place to number 3rd . He has chance to come up more if can perform well in the 2nd Test at Christchurch. Marnus Labuschagne slips down one place to number 4th.

Babar Azam maintains his number 5th position while David Warner also maintains his number 6th position.

England captain Joe Root jumps one place up to number 7th. With the scores of 46 and 29 runs in the first Test, Ajiyanka Rahane jumps up one place to number 8th.

Cheteshwar Pujara slips down 2 places to number 9th. He did not have a great match where he was dismissed cheaply in both innings. Mayank Agarwal showing his class against a top-quality bowling attack jumps 2 places up to number 10th. He scored 34 and 58 in both innings.

In the bowling department, R Ashwin is the lone Indian bowler in the top 10 position. Jasprit Bumrah who took 1 wicket in the first Test slips down to number 11th.

Here we look at the latest ICC Test batsmen rankings

  1. Steve Smith (Australia)- 911
  2. Virat Kohli (India)- 906
  3. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)- 853
  4. Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)- 827
  5. Babar Azam (Pakistan)- 800
  6. David Warner (Australia)- 793
  7. Joe Root (England)- 764
  8. Ajiyanka Rahane (India)-760
  9. Cheteshwar Pujara (India)- 757
  10. Mayank Agarwal (India)- 727






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