ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli maintains second place, Steve Smith retains the number one position

DUBAI: captain of India virat Kohli has managed to maintain his second position behind Australia Steve Smith in the ICC Test Ranking for batters published on Monday.

Kohli, with 903 rating points, is 34 points behind Smith (937).

In addition to former Australian captain Smith, compatriot Pat cummins He has also retained his first position in the ICC bowling player ranking.

Both Smith and Cummins play key roles to help Australia retain The Ashes.

The ashes culminated with a victory of 135 races for England in the fifth and final test of Sunday. The series ended in a 2-2 draw with Australia retaining the Urn.

Smith's scores of 80 and 23 in the two innings in the Final Test helped him stay at 937 qualifying points, an incredible effort since starting the series in fourth place with 857 points before his increase which was courtesy of 774 races in four tests.

Cummins is also well away from other bowlers, as he enjoys a 57-point lead over second place. Kagiso Rabada after finishing as the best wicket wearer with 29 scalps. India Jasprit Bumrah It is in third place.

Other Australian players who achieved notable gains are Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh .

Wade’s fourth-century test raised him 32 places to 78, his highest since taking 52nd place in March 2013. Marsh’s first five wicket tour has helped him win 20 places to reach 54th place, Your best brand since March 2017.

David Warner has lost seven places after the Test to finish in 24th position among the hitters. He has slipped 19 places during the five games with a total of 95 runs in 10 innings, starting the series in fifth position.

For England, fast bowler Jofra Archer has moved to the top 40 for the first time after grabbing six first-entry wickets, while left sailor Sam Curran has won six slots to reach 65th place with three wickets.

Jos Buttler's scores of 70 and 47 have once again raised him to the top 30 in the world for the first time since January this year, while Joe Denly's highest 94 score has taken him to the 57th highest point of his career . Rory Burns has also climbed five places to position 56.