Steve Smith No 1 in Test batting rankings as Virat Kohli slips to second

Steve Smith has regained top spot in the ICC Test.
Following the latter captured a duck in the second innings of both India over West Indies in Jamaica, smith missed the third Ashes Test at Headingley with concussion however has toppled Kohli.
The Australian heads the way with points, with Kohli a place back on New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in position on 878 points and 903 points.
Smith – who’s scored 144, 142 and 92 in his three innings in this Ashes series so far – could increase his tally through the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford this week but Kohli is not back in Evaluation actions until India host South Africa in October.
Smith originally became # 1 at December 2015 but Kohli overtook him in August 2018 when Smith was out of action owing to his single-family ban after the scandal.
After scoring a century and two fifties in four innings in the 2-0 series triumph over West Indies in the Caribbean four places have risen to seventh.
Jason Holder and jasprit Bumrah have climbed with Bumrah up from seventh to Holder and third moving from 11th to fourth, into the top five of the Test bowling rankings.
India seamer Bumrah picked up six wickets, such as a hat-trick, in West Indies’ first innings in Jamaica, while 5-77 was bagged by Windies skipper Holder in India’s opening dig.
Australia’s Pat Cummins (908 factors ) tops the standings, followed closely by South Africa’a Kagiso Rabada (851) and Bumrah (835), with Holder and James Anderson tied for fourth (814).
Holder stays the leading all-rounder, with Shakib Al Hasan Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja and Vernon Philander rounding out the top five at that listing.
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