Steve Smith and Virat Kohli continue to head the test rankings, as the brilliant pair are first and second respectively on the list.
In spite of not yet notching up a huge score in the ongoing test series against South Africa, Steve Smith remains at the top and will be expected to fire eventually against the Proteas.
Kohli though a fantastic tour to South Africa a couple of months back, as the Indian skipper won plaudits for his outstanding displays.
Virat Kohli was brilliant for his team, as India’s batting linchpin scored the only century in the three test series. Kohli was by far the best batsman on either side, as he finished as the highest run scorer in the test format.
Heading into the tour, Kohli was under pressure as many people in world cricket were still apprehensive about his ability in the test format.
Kohli though answered all those questions emphatically, as the Indian skipper was superb and led from the front against a hostile pace attack from the Proteas.
Pujara is the second Indian in the top ten list, as the sturdy batsman remains at the sixth position. Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane are the other two Indian batsmen in the top 20, as they are both quite low on the table.
ICC TEST BATTING RANKINGS
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Kagiso Rabada tops the ICC rankings after his brilliant 11-wicket haul in the second test match against Australia, with James Anderson slipping to second place.
Jadeja and Ashwin represent India in the 3rd and 4th position respectively, with Josh Hazlewood completing the top five.
ICC TEST BOWLERS RANKINGS