Virat Kohli Drops A Couple Of Places In The Latest ICC Rankings
By CricShots - Dec 28, 2022 4:49 pm
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Former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has now dropped to No. 14 in the ICC Test Rankings after an array of poor performances in the recently-concluded two-match Test series against Bangladesh. Kohli witnessed a skip of 2 places after managing just 45 runs across 4 innings in the Test series in Bangladesh.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, who was at the numero uno position, was troubled by the Bangladesh spinners even as India whitewashed the hosts. On the other hand, Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter Litton Das, who played a crucial knock of 73 runs in the 2nd innings of the Mirpur Test, has taken Kohli’s 12th position, moving up a couple of places on the ICC batting charts, updated on Wednesday.

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On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer has taken a leap of 10 places to No. 16 in the ICC Test Batting charts, his career-best position. The middle-order batter was in fine form in Bangladesh, as he amassed 202 runs in 2 Tests. Iyer, who partnered in an unbroken 71-run partnership with Ashwin that steered the team to victory in the 2nd Test in Mirpur, is slowly establishing himself as an indispensable member of the Test squad. 

R Ashwin
R Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer

Rishabh Pant is the highest-ranked Indian batter at No. 6 while Rohit Sharma, who missed the Bangladesh Tests due to a finger injury, is the 9th place. Meanwhile, R Ashwin jumped to joint 4th place in the bowling charts as he scalped 7 wickets across 2 Tests. Ashwin’s heroics with the bat in the 2nd innings of the Mirpur Test also helped him to reach second place in the all-rounder rankings. Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the Bangladesh tour, retained his No. 1 spot in the all-rounder rankings.

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India fast bowler Umesh Yadav has also taken a leap of five positions to reach the 33rd position after finishing with five wickets in the match. While Litton achieved his career-best position, Mominul Haque (up five places to 68th), Zakir Hasan (up seven places to joint-70th) and Nurul Hasan (up five places to 93rd) have also moved up the rankings.