Indian captain Virat Kohli isn’t having the best of times in the middle of the crease and this has been shown in the latest ICC Test batmen’s rankings. The Indian skipper, who started the series against Australia in the 2nd spot and with an eye on catching up to Steve Smith, has now fallen down to No.4 in the latest rankings.
Kane Williamson, the New Zealand Test skipper, has now jumped on to the second place in the rankings, overtaking both England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli.
His rise up the rankings comes due to his brilliant performance against South Africa, in the first Test of New Zealand’s home series against the Proteas in Dunedin.
The match ended in a draw, but Williamson was inspirational for his side, scoring the 16th Test century of his young career. He scored 130 runs, which saw him 869 points in the rankings, 67 points behind Australian captain Steve Smith and 21 ahead of Joe Root.
Kohli will now have to raise his performances level in the third Test match against Australia in Ranchi if he is to climb up the ranking charts again.
Here are the top 10 batsmen in the ICC Test rankings:
1) Steve Smith (Aus) – 936 points
2) Kane Williamson (NZ) – 869
3) Joe Root (Eng) – 848
4) Virat Kohli (Ind) – 847
5) David Warner (Aus) – 794
6) Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind) – 793
7) Azhar Ali (Pak) – 779
8) Younis Khan (Pak) – 772
9) Hashim Amla (SA) – 757
10) AB de Villiers – 747