Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the all-rounder`s list.
Owing to his decent performance in the just-concluded two-Test series against New Zealand, India batsman Virat Kohli today rose to his career-best ninth position in the latest ICC Test rankings issued here today.
Virat Kohli`s individual brilliance during India`s disastrous show in the lost ODI series against New Zealand has helped the young batsman inch closer to the top spot in the latest ICC rankings issued on Saturday.
Australian bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Lyon have reclaimed their places in the top 20 of the ICC player rankings, while their batting teammate David Warner has made it to the top 20 for the first time in his career.
The fight for the number one ODI batsmen between India`s Virat Kohli and South Africa captain AB de Villiers could get exciting in the coming weeks with the upcoming fixtures offering them an opportunity to either retain or reclaim the top spot on the ICC Player Rankings.
India`s Ravichandran Ashwin has jumped to the numero uno position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders by virtue of his stellar show in the first cricket Test against the West Indies at Kolkata.
South Africa’s AB de Villiers has overtaken teammate Hashim Amla at the top of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen released Sunday to regain the number-one spot that he last held in April 2012.