International Cricket council (ICC) announces new ranking for test players after the first test of Ashes Series.
According to the new rankings, Indian skipper Virat Kohli tops the list, with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is at second position.
After a brilliant display at the first test in Ashes series, Australian Steve Smith goes one up to become the third best player in test rankings.
India’s Cheteshwar Pujara is at fourth spot, New Zealand’s Henry Nicholls gets fifth spot.
Joe Root, David Warner, Aiden Markram, Quinten De Kock, and Faf Du Plesis remain at 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10th position respectively.
In the new bowling ranking for test format, Australian pacer Pat Cummins claims the top spot. South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada holds second position while England’s James Anderson stays third.
South Africa’s Philander holds fourth spot, New Zealand’s Neil Wagner stays at fifth spot.
Ravindra Jadeja, Trent Boult, Muhammad Abbas & Jason Holder, and Ravichandran Ashwin holds 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10th position respectively.
In the category for All-rounder, West Indian Jason Holder and Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hassan hold first and second position respectively.
Previously, International Cricket Council has introduced new rules in the test format of cricket to increase fans interest.
According to the details, new rules will be applicable from 1 August in the Ashes series between England and Australia.
Name and number will be written on the shirts of players. Substitute player will be allowed to enter the game if a player suffers head injury.
The whole team will be penalized for slow overrate rather than captain only according to the new rules.