Classification of the ICC test: Virat Kohli retains the number one state, Ajinkya Rahane falls to the ninth

DUBAI: Indian captain virat Kohli on Saturday he continued leading the classification of the ICC test hitters but his deputy Ajinkya Rahane He slipped a place to ninth place.

Kohli has 928 points, 17 more than second Australian Steve Smith.

Cheteshwar Pujara He also remained in sixth place with 791 points. Rahane has 759 points.

India's spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah, was the best positioned Indian in the ranking of bowlers in sixth place with 794 points, while roulette Ravichandran Ashwin He placed eighth. Seamer Mohammed Shami He was the third Indian in the top 10, improving a place to place himself in the ninth position.

In the overall ranking, Ravindra Jadeja remained static in third place with 406 points, while Ashwin improved a place to capture fourth place with 308 points.

Among others, Mark Wood of England and South Africa Kock Quinton They have achieved notable gains in the ranking after the Final Test in Johannesburg, which England won by 191 races to take the 3-1 series.

Wood, who was declared a Player of the Match at Wanderers, has risen 19 places to position 38 among bowlers after his nine-pointer course. He has also progressed to 142 from 151 among the batters after scores of 35 out. and 18 on his 15th test.

The English hitters Ollie Pope (up to six places until 55) and Dom Sibley (up to nine places until 67) are among others to advance in the latest update, which also takes into account the Harare Test conducted with Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. Ben Stokes has won two places to reach 27th place among bowlers.

For South Africa, Kock Quinton has moved back towards the top 10 for batsmen after scores of 76 and 39, advancing two places to reach 11th place. His teammate Anrich Nortje has gained 20 places to reach 53rd position among bowlers.

Meanwhile, South Africa Vernon Philander He retired as the fifth ranked and eleventh among bowlers after a decade-long career that saw him topping both lists.

In Harare, the effort of the player of the Sikandar Raza party in Zimbabwe has helped him to advance in the classification. His eight portholes, which included a seven-gate course in the first innings, have raised 21 places to 51st place among bowlers, while 72 and 34 strokes saw him progress to 57th place between batters.

Brendan Taylor climbed to 22nd place and Sean Williams to 61st place, while Kusal Mendis 116's fight took him to 23rd place from 26 before the game.