Nottingham, Aug 23: Following a dominated show with the bat in the third Test against England, Virat Kohli has reclaimed the No.1 spot on the ICC rankings charts that he lost to Steve Smith after India's defeat at Lord's in the second Test.
Kohli’s feats took him to 937 rating points – the highest he’s reached so far – and that helped push him back atop Steve Smith in the charts. Kohli had reached the No.1 spot after totalling 200 runs in the first Test at Edgbaston, but scores of 23 and 17 at Lord’s meant he slipped back down.
The Indian captain notched up scores of 97 and 103 in the two innings at Trent Bridge which helped India record a massive 203-run win over the hosts. His feats have taken him to 937 rating points, the highest he’s reached so far in his career.
The current top ten are Don Bradman (961 points), Steven Smith (947), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting (both on 942), Peter May (941), and Gary Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Kumar Sangakkara (all on 938 points).
On the rankings table, Pandya is now ranked 17th on the all-rounders' list, jumping 27 places. He also moved up eight spots on the batting list, and is now ranked 51st.
For England, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow lost two places each on the batting chart, and are now 5th and 11th on the list respectively.