Virat Kohli loses second spot to Steve Smith in rankings for Check batsmen, Pujara strikes as much as eighth


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File images of Virat Kohli (left) and Steve Smith.

India skipper Virat Kohli was on Tuesday pushed to the third spot by Australian batsman Steve Smith within the ICC Check rankings for batsmen however middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara gained two locations to be quantity eight.

Kohli has 870 factors within the newest chart, issued on Tuesday. The Indian captain had pulled out of the continuing Australia collection after the primary Check to go on paternity go away. He and his actor spouse Anushka had been blessed with a child lady on Monday, the day India eked out a combating draw within the third Check in Sydney.

Smith (900 factors) is positioned second behind New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (919). The Australian had scores of 131 and 81 within the Sydney Check.

Williamson’s epic 238 within the second Check in opposition to Pakistan in Christchurch has helped him attain the most effective ever-rating factors by a New Zealand participant and consolidate his place on the prime of the listing.

Pujara, whose dogged half-centuries (50, 77) within the third Check helped India draw the match, is positioned eighth, simply behind his stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane, who misplaced one place.

Rishabh Pant’s scores of 36 and 97 have helped him achieve 19 locations to succeed in 26th place.

Hanuma Vihari (52nd) and Ravichandran Ashwin (89th) too have gained after their combating knocks, as has Shubman Gill (69th).

In the meantime within the bowlers’ listing, off-spinner Ashwin dropped two positioned to ninth and is adopted by compatriot Jasprit Bumrah, who misplaced one spot. No different Indian figures in bowlers’ top-10.

Pat Cummins continues to guide the chart adopted by British pacer Stuart Broad and New Zealand’s Neil Wagner.



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