Dubai: The skipper of Indian cricket Test team Virat Kohli today gained his career best third spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen released in Dubai.
The host Indian cricket team is leading with 2-0 in the ongoing five-match Test series against England.
The 28-year-old captain, who scored 62 and six not out to help host team to crush England by 8 wickets in the third Test against England at Mohali.
Kohli, moved to 833 points, within 14 points of second-ranked England’s Joe Root in a list led by Australia captain Steve Smith.
According to an ICC release, Kohli started the series in 15th position has risen at a fast pace scoring 405 runs in the three Tests against England.
On other hand, Kohli maintained his top-ranked in Twenty20 internationals and second in One-Day Internationals, looks determined to top the table in Tests, interestingly; he has never been top-ranked in Test format.
Kohli has to lead his team in the remaining two Tests which will provide more opportunity to him; he had led India to victory in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia in 2008.
In the ICC rankings for Test bowlers, India’s Mohammad Shami has moved up two places to a career best 19th position in the list led by his teammate Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ashwin along with his spin partner Ravindra Jadeja occupies the 7th spot in the list.
Meanwhile, in the list of all-rounders, Jadeja moved ahead two spots to reach a career best fourth slot after scoring a crucial 90 runs during innings in Mohali Test.