Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli maintained his top spot in the latest ICC rankings, which was announced Monday, of Test batsmen while pacer Mohammed Shami climbed up three places to return to top 20 in the bowlers’ table.
Kohli achieved a career-high 937 rating points after innings of 46 and 58 in the fourth Test. The Indian captain, who has scored 544 runs in his eight innings this series, is 11th in the list of best ever in terms of rating points, just one adrift of a group of four – Gary Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Kumar Sangakkara.
Cheteshwar Pujara remains the second highest ranked India batsman in the list as he retained the sixth position with 798 points.
In the bowlers’ list, pacer Shami progressed back to the top 20 after his six-wicket match haul lifted him three places to 19th position while fellow fast bowler Ishant Sharma moved up one place to 25th position. Jasprit Bumrah continued the strong start to his Test career, moving to a career-best 487 points while retaining 37th position after his fifth Test.