ICC Rankings: Cheteshwar Pujara, who helped India draw two half-centuries in the third Test, is in eighth place in the ICC Test batting rankings, while caretaker captain Ajinkya Rahane has slipped one place to seventh.
Virat Kohli has suffered the loss of the Test against Australia. He has been beaten by former Australian cricket captain and legendary batsman Steve Smith. Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has slipped to third place in the ICC Test batsmen rankings, while Steve Smith has moved up to second place.
At the same time, Indian wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant has jumped 19 places in the Test batting rankings. Top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has also climbed two places to eighth position. Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin, who have played combative innings in the third Test match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, have also gained in the rankings. Virat Kohli has 870 points in the latest ICC Test rankings. He returned home after the first Test against Australia due to paternity leave. His wife Anushka gave birth to a daughter on Monday.
Smith is in second place with 900 points. Smith had scored 131 and 81 runs in the Sydney Test. At the top of the Test batting rankings is New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Kane Williamson has 919 points. Williamson had scored 238 runs in the Christchurch Test against Pakistan. He has also become the first Kiwi (New Zealand) cricketer to get the highest rating points in the ICC rankings.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who helped India to a draw by scoring two half-centuries in the third Test, is in eighth place, while caretaker captain Ajinkya Rahane slipped one place to seventh. Rishabh Pant played innings of 36 and 97 runs in Sydney Test. He jumped 19 places to reach 26th position on his own. Hanuma Vihari is 52nd, Shubman Gill 69th and R Ashwin 89th.
However, Ashwin has suffered a loss in bowling. In the ICC Test bowling rankings, off-spinner Ashwin has dropped two places to ninth place, while Jasprit Bumrah is down one place to tenth. Pat Cummins tops this list. He is followed by Stuart Broad of England.