ICC rankings: Steve Smith pips Kohli to grab the top and Bumrah moves to top 3

ICC rankings: Steve Smith pips Kohli to grab the top and Bumrah moves to top 3

Former Australia captain Steve Smith has reclaimed the number one position in the latest rankings for Test batsmen, taking a one rating point lead over Virat Kohli, who slipped to two. This comes after Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck in the second innings of the second Test against West Indies. Kohli had overtaken Smith on August 2018. Smith was on the top spot his since December 2015.
 
when Smith was serving a ban for his role in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, that Kohli overtook him on the charts, after reaching career-high rating points in the series against England. But it all takes one series (Ashes) for Smith to grab his top spot.
 
On the other side, India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has broken into the top three of latest rankings for bowlers in Test cricket for the first time, climbing four places to the third spot with a career-high 835 points. The 25-year-old achieved the feat after 606 days from his debut.
 
Bumrah, who earlier in the series became the fastest Indian to 50 Test wickets, has had an exceptional time in red-ball cricket since his debut in early 2018, racing to 62 wickets in just 12 matches.


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