Kohli drops to No.3 in Test rankings; Ashwin and Jadeja jointly No.1

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Kohli drops to No.3 in Test rankings; Ashwin and Jadeja jointly No.1

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Virat Kohli’s poor run of form has cost him in the latest ICC Test rankings. Kohli has dropped down to No.3 in the rankings with Joe Root moving above him. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja has joined Ravichandran Ashwin at the top of the bowlers’ rankings after his good performance in the second Test.

Virat Kohli has managed to score only 40 runs so far in the first two Tests against Australia, and that has cost the Indian skipper second spot in the ICC Test batting rankings. England’s Joe Root has leapfrogged Kohli to the second spot. 

Cheteshwar Pujara, on the other hand, has made a big jump in the rankings, on the back of his brilliant 92 in the second innings at Bengaluru. Pujara is now at World No.6 in the ICC rankings.

Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja’s seven-wicket haul in the Bengaluru Test has seen him join Ravichandran Ashwin at the top of the bowling rankings. However, both Jadeja and Ashwin have struggled to score runs with the bat in this series, and that has allowed Shakib Al Hasan the opportunity to topple Ashwin at the top of the rankings and claim the No.1 spot for all-rounders.

Test batting rankings:

1. Steve Smith 936

2. Joe Root 848

3. Virat Kohli 847

4. Kane Williamson 823

5. David Warner 794

Test bowling rankings:

1. Ravindra Jadeja 892

1. Ravichandran Ashwin 892

3. Josh Hazlewood 863

4. Rangana Herath 827

5. Kagiso Rabada 821

Test all-rounder rankings:

1. Shakib Al Hasan 440

2. Ravichandran Ashwin 434

3. Ravindra Jadeja 360

4. Mitchell Starc 331

5. Ben Stokes 327

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