ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli looses number one rank after poor form

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 27, 2020, 12.29 PM(IST)

Virat Kohli's poor form continues Photograph:( AFP )

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Aussie batsman Steve Smith's 911 points overtake Virat Kohli, who currently holds 906 points and is at number two. 

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli loses his number one rank in the ICC Test Players Rankings after scoring 21 runs in the first Test (Kohli had scores of 2 and 19 at Basin Reserve, Wellington). India faced a heavy defeat by the Kiwis in the first Test in Wellington. 

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Aussie batsman Steve Smith's 911 points overtake Virat Kohli, who currently holds 906 points and is at number two. 

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Steve Smith reaches the number one position for the eighth time. The first time he earned the top spot was back in June 2015. Smith and Kohli have dominated the top two spots in the ICC Test player rankings for several years now, the only person to earn the top spot other than these to players was Kane Williamson, who was at the number 1 in December 2015 for just eight days. 

Jasprit Bumrah has also slipped 5 ranks after his poor display in the first Test and currently ranks at number 11. Ravichandran Ashwin is now the only Indian bowler who features in the top 10 bowlers in Test list, he is at number 9.