Virat Kohli maintains lead at the top

Virat Kohli maintains lead at the top

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India captain Virat Kohli continues to top ICC Test rankings for batsmen.

Kohli has 928 points, 17 more than second-placed Australian run-machine Steve Smith. Cheteshwar Pujara also remained in sixth place with 791 points.

India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was the best-placed Indian in the bowlers' ranking at sixth spot with 794 points, while spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was placed eighth. Seamer Mohammed Shami was the third Indian in the top 10, improving a spot to be placed at the ninth position.

In batting, Ajinkya Rahane has slipped a place to ninth spot. Rahane has 759 points. In the all-rounders ranking, Ravindra Jadeja remained static at the third place with 406 points, while Ashwin improved a place to capture the fourth position with 308 points.

Among others, England's Mark Wood and South Africa's Quinton de Kock have made notable gains in the ICC Test Player Ranking after the final Test in Johannesburg, which England won by 191 runs to take the series 3-1.