ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli, Kagiso finish 2018 on top

India captain Virat Kohli and South Africa’s tearaway pacer Kagiso Rabada maintained their top spots within the ICC test player Rankings on the end of 2018. While Kohli enjoys a 34-factor lead over nearest rival Kane Williamson, Rabada is just six features forward of 2nd-placed England’s James Anderson.

Kohli attained a profession-high 937 elements for the duration of the 12 months, absolute best ever by means of an India batsman. He scored 1322 runs for the duration of the identical interval. Kohli’s compatriot Cheteshwar Pujara has also maintained his fourth function after a first-innings century in Melbourne.

Debutant opener Mayank Agarwal has additionally entered the batsmen’s record at an outstanding 67th position after rankings of 76 and forty two helped his aspect win by way of 137 runs for a 2-1 lead within the four-healthy sequence. Jasprit Bumrah has moved from 28th to 12th after his in shape haul of 9 for 86, the excellent-ever via an India seam bowler in Australia.

Quick bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Pat Cummins climbed as much as 16th and 3rd function respectively within the scan player Rankings for bowlers courtesy their nine-wicket hauls within the Boxing Day test. Bumrah, who jumped a whopping 12 spots, together with Cummins has now finished their profession-high rankings.

Rabada, who grew to be the youngest to take prime position amongst bowlers during the 12 months and held the spot for 178 days throughout the yr, grabbed six wickets in the opening match at Centurion that South Africa gained via six wickets to finish with 52 wickets in 10 exams in 2018.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam has gained 9 slots to reach twenty seventh function after innings of seventy one and six at the same time left-arm fast bowlers Mohammad Amir (up two areas to thirty fourth) and Shaheen Afridi (up 38 places to 73rd) have developed after taking four and five wickets in Centurion.

In the meantime, New Zealand have leapfrogged South Africa to take 0.33 place in the ICC scan workforce Rankings after opening the sequence against Sri Lanka with a danger of going as much as the 2nd position with a 2-zero win.

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