India captain Virat Kohli regained the top spot in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test rankings in batting.
Australian Steve Smith slipped a rung in the latest list issued in Dubai. Kohli, who had struck a fine 136 in the day-night Kolkata Test against Bangladesh last week, reached 928 points.
Smith’s knock of 36 in the Adelaide Test against Pakistan saw him slip to 923 points from 931 before the match. Cheteshwar Pujara has held on to his fourth spot, while Ajinkya Rahane has come down a spot to sixth in the latest batting .
Australia opener David Warner’s epic unbeaten 335 has lifted him 12 places to the fifth position. England batsman and captain Joe Root is back in the top 10.
Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah is the highest-placed Indian at the fifth position. Senior off-spinner R Ashwin was also static at ninth in the rankings.
West Indies captain Jason Holder has consolidated his position at the top of the all-rounder’s list