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ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli Slips One Place, R Ashwin Leads All-Rounder List

Indian captain Virat Kohli slipped one place to fourth while R Ashwin was back as top all-rounder as well as maintaining his number one place among bowlers in the ICC Test rankings released on Monday.

Press Trust of India |March 13, 2017, 4:28 PM IST
ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli Slips One Place, R Ashwin Leads All-Rounder List

Dubai: Indian captain Virat Kohli slipped one place to fourth while R Ashwin was back as top all-rounder as well as maintaining his number one place among bowlers in the ICC Test rankings released on Monday.

Kohli (847 points) has had an ordinary Test series against Australia, scoring 0, 13, 12 and 15 in the two matches so far.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson gained two places to reach second spot in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.

The latest rankings, which took into account performances in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Galle which the home side won by 259 runs, saw Williamson leapfrog Joe Root and Kohli after his fine knock of 130.

Williamson, who was number-one ranked for a brief while in November-December 2015, is now on 869 points, 21 points ahead of third-placed Root (848) but a good 67 points adrift of table leader Steve Smith of Australia, who's on 936 points.

Another Indian Cheteshwar Pujara is unchanged on sixth.

The top 10 of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers remained unchanged with Ashwin and Ravindra jadeja occupying first and second spots respectively after the duo spun India to a sensational victory over Australia in the second Test in Bangalore by claiming eight and seven wickets respectively.

Meanwhile, Ashwin also dethroned Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan from the top spot for all-rounders. Ashwin is now on 434 points, 31 ahead of Shakib (403).

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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