Virat Kohli boost to number 2. in the test batsmen ranking.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has moved up to second place in the ICC Test rankings. Virat jump to three place and replaced his teammate Pujara. Pujara drop to third place. Virat Kohli with 893 rating points for batsmen after a sensational series against Sri Lanka where he finished with 610 runs in three matches in five innings with high score innings of 243 runs in the final test match. Kohli who scored two back-to-back double hundreds in Nagpur and Delhi which also including a career-best 243 at the Feroz Shah Kotla. He was named man-of-the-series as India won their ninth successive series under him.

 

Virat Kohli finished his glorious year 2017 with impact 1059 Test runs from 10 matches including five hundreds - three of them were double tons. Kohli is already No.1 in the ODI and T20I rankings. In the course of the year, Kohli also overtook Brian Lara to score most double hundreds as Test captain. No other Indian apart from Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, has scored more double centurues than Kohli

 

The batting list is still topped by Australian captain Steve Smith (938 rating points). England captain Joe Root is third with 879 points while Kohli's India teammate Cheteshwar Pujara is fourth with 873 points. Kohli finished 2017 with 2818 international runs and 11 hundreds across all formats. He has been rested for the limited-overs phase against Sri Lanka and will not play the three ODIs and three T20Is against the islanders. Virat and co. will next be seen in action when India's first Test of 2018 gets underway against South Africa from January 5.

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