Virat Kohli consolidates top position in Test rankings

DUBAI: India captain Virat Kohli, who struck 139 in India's massive win within the first Test in opposition to the West Indies, on Friday consolidated his place at the peak of the Test rankings, transferring within one level of his best score level of 937.

Kohli had accomplished his best score after the Southampton Test in opposition to England previous this yr.

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav's six wickets within the fit, including a haul of five for 57 in the second innings, has lifted him 16 places to 52nd place.

Ravindra Jadeja's 100 now not out has lifted him six places to 51st among batsmen, and with him also claiming 4 wickets within the fit, he has bridged the distance with top-ranked Shakib Al Hasan to a few issues within the list of all-rounders.

For the West Indies, Roston Chase has moved up 4 places to 41st place and Kieran Powell has advanced five slots to 54th place.

Young Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw, who made an excellent debut within the Rajkot Test, has made nice access into the Test rankings - getting into the list of batsmen at the 73rd place. Australian debutant Aaron Finch, who slammed 62 and 49 in Dubai, was at quantity 72.

Meanwhile, Australia opener Usman Khawaja has moved into the top 10 for the first time, after his dogged century helped his aspect salvage a draw in opposition to Pakistan.

The left-handed opener, who struck 85 and 141 to say the player of the fit award on Thursday and advance 9 places, had a previous ideally suited rating of 11th in January 2017, when he attained a career-best 747 score issues.


Tim Paine's unbeaten 61 in the second innings has taken him up two slots to 49 Tim Paine's unbeaten 61 in the second innings has taken him up two slots to 49


Captain Tim Paine is another Australia batsman to move up as his unbeaten 61 in the second innings has taken him up two slots to 49 in the newest update, which also takes into consideration the first Test in Rajkot, where India completed their greatest ever victory, defeating the West Indies by means of an innings and 272 runs.


For Pakistan, Mohammad Hafeez has re-entered the rankings at 45th position after marking his go back to Test cricket with a century. Asad Shafiq (up five places to 20th), Harris Sohail (up 17 slots to 57th) and Imam-ul-Haq (up 22 places to 88th) are the others to make headway among batsmen.


Fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has won 8 places to reach a career-best 13th place after finishing with seven wickets within the fit.
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