Bengaluru, Nov 30: Indian captain Virat Kohli today (November 30) achieved another high in his career when he moved to the 3rd spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Rankings for Test batsmen.
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Kohli, who recently had a career-high 4th spot in the ICC Rankings, has now gained one more place to be 3rd after the 3rd Test against England in Mohali.
Yesterday (November 29), India defeated England by 8 wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match rubber.
The 28-year-old Kohli scored 62 and 6 not out in the Mohali Test to move to 833 points. He is now 14 points away from the second-placed Joe Root of England. Australian skipper Steve Smith continues to top the table.
Kohli is the number one batsman in Twenty20 International rankings while he is 2nd in the ODI table. So far in the Test series against England, Kohli has accumulated 405 runs.
India's Cheteshwar Pujara too gained one place to be at 8th. England's Jonny Bairstow, like Kohli, reached a career-high position - 9th.
ICC Test Rankings for batsmen (As on November 30, 2016, after India-England 3rd Test)
1. Steve Smith (Australia) - 897 rating points
2. Joe Root (England) - 847
3. Virat Kohli (India) - 833
4. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) - 817
5. Hashim Amla (South Africa) - 791
6. AB de Villiers (South Africa) - 778
7. David Warner (Australia) - 772
8. Cheteshwar Pujara (India) - 760
9. Jonny Bairstow (England) - 759
10. Younis Khan (Pakistan) - 753