Virat Kohli tops ICC rankings for batsmen

Story By: Indre Sharma
Friday, August, 24 2018 - 13:45

India captain Virat Kohli (29) has topped  International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings for batsmen after he scored 97 and 103 in the Trent Bridge Test against England and lead India to a 203-run victory on Wednesday, 22 August.

With 937 rating points  – the highest he’s reached so far – Kohliis now only one point outside the top 10 of an all-time rating points list.

Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world and is ranked as one of the world's most famous athletes by ESPN. In 2018, Time magazine named Kohli one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Kohli has been the recipient of many awards such as the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017; ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, 2017 and Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017. In 2013, he was given the Arjuna Award in recognition of his achievements in international cricket. The Padma Shri was conferred upon him in 2017 under the sports category.

ICC Test rankings - August 2018

Batsmen Points                                                Bowler Points

1. Virat Kohli (India)  937                                  1. James Anderson (England) 899

2. Steve Smith (Australia) 929                         2. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) 882

3. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) 847           3. Ravindra Jadeja (India) 840

4. David Warner (Australia) 820                       4. Vernon Philander (South Africa) 826

5. Joe Root (England) 818                               5. Pat Cummins (Australia) 800

6. Cheteshwar Pujara (India) 763                    6. Trent Boult (New Zealand) 795

7. Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) 754           7. Ravichandran Ashwin (India) 792

8. Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka) 733              8. Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) 791

9. Dean Elgar (South Africa) 724                     9. Neil Wagner (New Zealand) 765

10. Aiden Markram (South Africa) 703            10. Josh Hazlewood (Australia) 759


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