The Indian skipper Virat Kohli moved up the International Test rankings as he moved to the second spot in the ladder. Kohli had a sublime series against Sri Lanka in which he had scored a mammoth 610 runs at an unbelievable average of 152.50. Kohli scored two double centuries, one hundred and one fifty in the three-match series.
Kohli moved up the ladder by three spots in the rankings as he was earlier placed at the fifth rank. Cheteshwar Pujara who was placed at the second rank earlier, slipped down to the fourth rank, while England skipper Joe Root remained static at the third place in the rankings.
There were some changes in the rankings.
Australian skipper Steven Smith enjoys a healthy lead at the top with 938 rating points under his belt and is well clear of Kohli by 45 points as the Indian skipper has 893 points to his name.
Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal who scored 366 runs in the series moved eight places to grab the ninth position in the batsmen rankings. Angelo Mathews who scored a fighting hundred in the first innings of the final Test match gained seven places to move to the 23rd position.
India has lost one point in the rankings as they now have 124 rating points against their name. India’s opener Murali Vijay gained three spots as he moved to the 25th rank while Rohit Sharma who also made a roaring comeback to the longest format gained six spots to move to the 40th rank.
Ravindra Jadeja slipped by one rank to move to the third spot while Ravichandran Ashwin remained static at the fourth place. James Anderson who scalped a fifer in the second innings in the second Ashes Test remained at the pinnacle of the bowler’s rankings while Kagiso Rabada retained his second spot.