Steve Smith topples Virat Kohli to become new No.1 batsman in Tests – cricket

Australia cricketer Steve Smith turned the highest ranked Test batsman in the most recent International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings after surpassing Indian cricket crew skipper Virat Kohli. Smith, who first occupied the highest place in June 2015, leads the charts with 911 factors whereas Kohli is second with 906. Kohli didn’t have an excellent outing in the primary Test match towards New Zealand in Wellington and the best-hand batsman might handle to rating simply 21 runs. There have been three different India batsmen in the highest 10 – Ajinkya Rahane in eighth, Cheteshwar Pujara in ninth and Mayank Agarwal made his debut in the highest 10 as he claimed the 10th place with 727 factors.

In the most recent replace, that additionally contains the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Mirpur, which the house aspect received by an innings and 106 runs, Williamson has gained 31 factors after his innings of 89 due to the low crew scores in the match and the extremely-rated India assault, details thought-about in the calculation of score factors.

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New Zealand’s Ross Taylor and Colin Grandhomme have moved up the batsmen’s checklist whereas quick bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult have made massive good points after ending with 9 and 5 wickets, respectively.

Southee has superior eight spots to take sixth place, which is his highest since a profession-greatest fifth place in June 2014. Boult has moved up 4 slots to take joint-13th place.

Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim has risen 5 locations to return to the highest 20 after his double-century in Mirpur whereas captain Mominul Haque has moved up 5 locations to 39th after a rating of 132.

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Nayeem Hasan is the massive information for the crew together with his 9 wickets lifting him 29 locations to 38th place amongst bowlers. Abu Jayed has moved up 11 locations to 46th.

Craig Ervine high-scored in each innings for Zimbabwe to progress 15 locations. He is one place behind his better of 41st achieved in July 2017.

In the ICC World Test Championship, New Zealand are on 120 factors after gaining 60 factors for the Wellington victory. They had received 60 factors in a 1-1 draw towards Sri Lanka whereas that is the primary match that high-positioned India have misplaced.

(With ICC inputs)

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