Latest ICC Ranking: Kohli takes number one rank

Latest ICC Ranking: Kohli takes number one rank

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is now the number one test batsman in the world as per the latest ICC Test Ranking. Virat replaced Australian Steve Smith with a rating point of 934 after he scored 200 runs in the first test against England at Edgbaston.

Kohli leads Steve Smith by 5 points, after gaining 31 points through his performances at Edgbaston. Smith was the top ranked batsman in Test cricket for the last 32 months, before Kohli displaced him in the rankings which were announced by the ICC this morning.

With this, Kohli is now seventh Indian batsmen to grab number one spot in ICC Test Rankings. Before Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir andDilip Vengsarkar were the other Indian to achieve this feat.

There was no other change in the top 10 of ICC Test Rankings for batsmen.