ICC test ranking: Steve Smith ahead of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant goes up | ICC test ranking: Steve Smith beats Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant jumps 19 points

Dubai: Indian captain Virat Kohli slipped to third place in the ICC Test Ranking while Australian Steve Smith moved up to second. At the same time, middle-ranked batsman Cheteshwar Pujara climbed two places to eighth position.

Kohli (Virat Kohli) has 870 points in his last ranking. He returned home after the first test against Australia due to paternity leave. His wife Anushka gave birth to a daughter on Monday.

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Smith (Steve Smith) is second with 900 points while New Zealand captain Ken Williamson leads with 919 points. Smith scored 131 and 81 points in the Sydney test.

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Williamson (Kane Williamson) had scored 238 points in the Christchurch test against Pakistan. He also became the Kiwi cricketer with the highest points in the ICC ranking.

Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara), who helped India draw two half centuries in the third Test, is in eighth place while acting captain Ajinkya Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) slips one rung to seventh.

Rishabh Pant contested 36- and 97-point heats, over which he jumped 19 places to reach 26th place.

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Hanuma Vihari is 52nd, Shubman Gill 69th and R Ashwin 89th.

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Among the bowlers, Ashwin has dropped two spots to ninth place, while Jasprit Bumrah is down one spot to tenth.

Pat Cummins leads the list followed by Stuart Broad of England.