The Indian captain Virat Kohli grabbed the second rank in the latest ICC Test rankings after a successful Sri Lankan series. India won that series by a margin of 1-0 in the three-Test series. Virat Kohli scored 610 runs with an average of 152.50 with the help of two double centuries.
An ICC official said,”Kohli’s first-innings knock of 243 was followed with 50 as he finished with 610 runs in the series, which India won 1-0. Kohli, who slammed back-to-back double-centuries and recorded three-figure scores in three consecutive matches, started the series in sixth position but has leapfrogged David Warner, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kane Williamson and Joe Root after the stupendous run which saw him average 152.50.”
The Australian captain Steven Smith is still at the top of the ranking in the updated ranking. The opener batsman Murali Vijay and the middle order batsman Rohit Sharma also moved up in the ranking.