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Virat Kohli up to career-high 9th in ICC Test rankings for batsmen

Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 105 in the second innings of the second Test against New Zealand © Getty Images
Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 105 in the second innings of the second Test against New Zealand © Getty Images

Dubai: Feb 19, 2014

India‘s Virat Kohli has moved up two places to a career-best ninth position in the latest ICC Test batsmen rankings released on Wednesday, breaking into the top-10 for the first time in his career.

His rise came following the knocks of 38 and 105 not out in the Wellington Test against New Zealand which ended on Tuesday. Kohli joins seventh-ranked teammate Cheteshwar Pujara as the only two Indian batsmen inside the top-10. Pujara, however, has dropped a place after Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq overtook him in the charts.

Mumbai’s Ajinkya Rahane also showed remarkable rise, leaping 15 places to 46th.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin remained India’s highest ranked bowler at No 10 despite dropping two places as he was not picked in the playing XI for the two Tests against New Zealand. Ashwin, however, remains the No 1 ranked all-rounder in the world.

Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha is the second best ranked Indian bowler at No 12 despite slipping a place.

The following are the top-10 batsmen in the ICC Test rankings released on Wednesday:

1. AB de Villiers (South Africa) 926 points

2. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 879

3. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 876

4. Hashim Amla (South Africa) 850

5. Ross Taylor (New Zealand) 842

6. Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 824

7. Cheteshwar Pujara (India) 819

8. Michael Clarke (Australia) 813

9. Virat Kohli (India) 784

10. Younus Khan (Pakistan) 759

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