ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson drops below Virat Kohli
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has slipped below Virat Kohli in the latest ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen. The former dropped to number three after the conclusion of second Test between New Zealand and West Indies, which he missed, claiming paternity leave. While Kohli enjoys a lead of nine points at number three, Australia's Steve Smith continues to lead the Rankings.
Williamson stole the show in the first Test against WI after slamming his third double-century. His 412-ball 251 on Seddon Park's green-top was hailed widely. However, he had to opt of the second Test for being with his wife. As a result, Williamson plunged in the Rankings, and now owns 877 points at number three. Meanwhile, Kohli owns the second spot with 886 points.
India's vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who will lead the side Down Under after Kohli's departure, got back into the Top 10 of the ICC Test Rankings. His compatriots Mayank Agarwal (12) and Rohit Sharma (16) are the other two Indian batsmen in the top 20.
⬇️ Kane Williamson slips to No.3— ICC (@ICC) December 15, 2020
⬆️ Ajinkya Rahane moves into top 10
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In the ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers, England pace spearhead Stuart Broad has displaced Neil Wagner to reclaim the number two spot. India's Jasprit Bumrah has also moved up to occupy the eighth spot in the Rankings. Meanwhile, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has entered the top 10 with 756 rating points. Notably, he is the only spinner in the Bowling Rankings.
In the ICC Test Rankings for All-rounders, England's Ben Stokes continues to lead with 446 points. Following him is West Indies Test skipper Jason Holder (423). Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja occupy the third spot with 397 points.
NZ, on Monday, completed a 2-0 series sweep over WI, winning the second Test by an innings and 12 runs. Despite a thumping victory, the Kiwis still trail the number one side Australia in the ICC Test Rankings. While Australia still lead the Rankings with 116.461 rating points, NZ follow them with 116.375. NZ are now unbeaten in 15 consecutive Test matches at home.