Virat Kohli moves up in ranking, Mayank and R Ashwin follow the lead
Published - October 22, 2019 | Updated - October 22nd, 2019
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Virat Kohli’s huge score of 254* against South Africa helped him to improve his ICC test rankings. Australian player Steve Smith is just 1 point ahead of Virat. Virat has a total point tally of 936 which was just 1 point less than 937 which he scored in August 2018 for carriers best scores. As he didn’t score any century in the last 10 innings, his ratings dropped down under a 900-point mark since January 2018.
Indian Opener, Mayank Agarwal had luck with the bat, which helped him to rank in the top twenty for the first time. He scored a double century in the 1st test match held at Visakhapatnam. Mayank moved up 8 places to reach 17th rank. Cheteshwar Pujara was at 4th position with 817 points.
India’s cricketer Ravindra Jadeja who is all-rounder has moved up 12 places & reached the 40th position in batsman’s Test rankings. Umesh Yadav who took 6 wickets helped him reach 25th position in ranking. Ravichandran Ashwin also improved his rankings 3 times and stop at 7th position in the best bowlers list.
Vernon Philander from South Africa and Keshav Maharaja improved their Test rankings at 82nd and 115th positions respectively for their best batting skills.
Virat was ranked 4th in the record of most double-100s when he scored double-100s for 7th time in the Test Cricket match. He became popular while he took 7000 runs in the Test match and became the 4th fastest player in the total matches played. It took only 81 test cricket matches to his masterstroke which is just 4 matches less than Sachin’s.
Steve Smith scored 774 runs with an average of 110.58 in 10 innings and got the top rank which was concluded in the Ashes series. Steve scored 947 against South Africa in Durban in 2018.
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