The Indian run machine Virat Kohli retained his number one spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsmen rankings with a career-high 937 rating points, despite the defeat in the fourth Test against England.
The 29-year-old player had reclaimed his number 1 ranking after the conclusion of the third Test in the ongoing series between India and England.
Kohli had climbed to the number 1 spot after the first Test but lost his spot to Steven Smith after the second game, only to reclaim it later. With innings of 46 and 58 in the fourth Test in Southampton, Kohli further added to his points. He currently averages 54.44 in the longest format of the game.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored an unbeaten 132* in the first innings against England, retained his sixth spot in the rankings. England’s Moeen Ali and Sam Curran were the biggest gainers. The former is now placed at the seventh position in the list of all-rounders. Curran, on the other hand, is now the 55th placed Test bowler while he sits at the 15th position in all-rounders’ list.