Virat Kohli closes to Steve Smith in latest ICC Test Rankings
Virat Kohli scored a double hundred against South Africa in 2nd test at Pune (Source – BCCI)
Virat Kohli is just 1 point behind Australian batsman Steve Smith in the latest ICC test rankings. Australian batsman Steve Smith who is currently no. 1 ICC test rankings have 937 points.
Steve Smith becoming No.1
Returning from the ban of 1 year from international cricket, Steve Smith made a superb comeback in Ashes 2019. He clinched the No.1 spot in ICC test ranking from Indian Captain Virat Kohli. Kohli’s failure in the West Indies test series dented his position more and he slipped to 899 ratings.
Virat Kohli near to Steve Smith
Virat Kohli 200 vs South Africa at Pune (Source – BCCI)
However Indian Captain Virat Kohli got a perfect chance to make a strong comeback in ICC test rankings in home series against South Africa. And Virat Kohli gets the perfect benefit of this test series and makes a strong comeback in ICC test rankings.
After his heroic performance in 2nd test match at Pune, Virat Kohli gained 37 points in ICC test rankings. Virat Kohli scored his 7th double hundred in tests and his highest individual score (254*) in test cricket.
Now Virat Kohli is just one point behind Steve Smith. Steve Smith is at No.1 position with 837 points and whereas Virat Kohli is at No. 2 with 836 points.
Team India win 2nd test match vs South Africa at Pune ( Source – BCCI)
Virat Kohli will play 3rd and last test match of the series against South Africa at Ranchi. He has a perfect opportunity to get No.1 spot from Steve Smith. One more great performance in the 3rd test and Virat Kohli can be No.1 again in Tests. India has already won the test series by 2-0. The last test match will be played at Ranchi from 19th October.