ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli loses top spot to Steve Smith

Last Modified Tuesday, 14 August 2018 (11:20 IST)
Indian captain dropped a spot to No.2 in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen, a day after his side slumped to an innings and 159-run loss to England in the Lord's Test.
Kohli lost the top spot position to former Australian captain Steve Smith, who is currently serving a one-year ban owing to his role in the ball-tampering scandal earlier this year.
Besides Kohli, deputy captain Ajinkya (23), and openers Lokesh Rahul (25), Murali Vijay (34) and Shikhar Dhawan (26) also slipped in their rankings. However, Ravichandran was the only notable exception, moving up in the list for batsmen from 67th to 57th.
Ashwin has also leap-frogged South Africa's Vernon Philander to grab the third position among all-rounders.
now leads second-placed South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada by 21 points in the bowlers' list. Indian bowlers Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin are stable at No.3 and No.5, respectively with Philander separating the duo.