Kohli in top-20 of ICC Test rankings
Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings for batsmen at 16th following his twin hundreds in the Adelaide Test against Australia. Kohli, whose hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, climbed up 11 rungs to enter the top-20 with 703 points and is the highest-ranked Indian batsman in the list. Cheteshwar Pujara is the next best Indian at 18th after dropping a rung. Kohli, who was India’s stand-in skipper, was rewarded with 85 ratings. He had dropped to 26th following the conclusion of the series against England in August and had entered the Adelaide Test in 27th spot. Kohli now trails South Africa’s Faf du Plessis by four ratings points, while 14th-ranked New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is another 14 ratings points ahead. Murali Vijay, who scored 53 and 99, has jumped eight places to 28th position.