ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli loses second spot to Smith in rankings for batsmen, Cheteshwar Pujara moves up to 8th
Pujara, whose dogged half-centuries (50, 77) in the third Test helped India draw the match, is placed eighth, just behind his stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane, who lost one place.
The Black Caps were confirmed in the top spot after a comprehensive victory over Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs in the second Test in Christchurch to sweep the two-Test series.
Kane Williamson says leapfrogging Virat Kohli, Steve Smith on ICC Test rankings 'surprising and humbling'
He dethroned Smith, who slipped to the third spot after managing scores of 0 and 8 in the two innings against India at the MCG. Kohli (879) is at second, 11 points behind Williamson and two more than Smith.
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli closes gap on Steve Smith in ICC Test rankings after knock of 74 in pink-ball match
Kohli gained two points for his half-century to get to 888 while Smith (911) lost 10 points in the table after scoring 1 and 1 in his two innings.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma keep top spots in ICC ODI rankings; Zak Crawley, James Anderson make big leap in Tests
Batsman Zak Crawley's monumental 267 and fast bowler James Anderson's match haul of seven wickets helped the English duo to rise exponentially in the Test rankings after the drawn final Test against Pakistan in Southampton.
Holder, who picked seven wickets including a haul of six for 42 in the first innings, is now on a career-best 862 rating points, the best for any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh's tally of 866 in August 2000.
Gautam Gambhir questions ICC's Test rankings system, says Australia have been 'pathetic' away from home
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir expressed his angst over the ranking system of the International Cricket Council (ICC), questioning the rise of Australia to the top spot of the Test rankings.
Australia claim the top spot in Test and T20I rankings. India displaced from the No. 1 spot of the Test list for the first time since October 2016; Pakistan slip in T20I rankings after 27 months at the summit.
India have 116 rating points, six more than New Zealand with third-placed Australia accumulating 108 points. The 0-2 result against New Zealand was India's first series loss in the World Test Championship.
Virat Kohli remains top-ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings, Jasprit Bumrah finishes sixth in bowlers' charts
Indian captain Virat Kohli continued to top the ICC Test batsmen's ranking but his deputy Ajinkya Rahane slipped a place to the ninth spot.
Virat Kohli consolidates No 1 spot, Ajinkya Rahane moves to eighth place; Jasprit Bumrah leads among Indian bowlers in ICC Test rankings
Kohli has 928 points, 17 more than second-placed Australian run-machine Steve Smith.
'Nothing tougher than playing India in India,' says in-form Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne ahead of series
Labuschagne, 25, had a remarkable Test summer during which he scored four hundreds in five Tests, including a double century against New Zealand in the just-concluded third Test, which Australia won by 279 runs
Virat Kohli finishes as No 1 batsman in ICC Test rankings; Quinton de Kock breaks into top 10 after Centurion heroics
Indian captain Virat Kohli will end the year at the top of the ICC Test ranking chart for batsmen but five-day specialist Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a place to fifth.
Virat Kohli finishes 2019 as top batsman in ICC Test rankings; Ajinkya Rahane slips a spot to seventh
Indian skipper Virat Kohli will end the year as the top-ranked batsman while Ajinkya Rahane slipped a rung to be seventh in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Tuesday.
Virat Kohli tops ICC Test rankings, Steve Smith slips to second; Pat Cummins heads bowlers' list as Jasprit Bumrah drops to sixth
Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained his top spot among batsmen while the injured bowler Jasprit Bumrah slipped a rung to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings.
ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli retains top spot as Steve Smith drops points following dismal performance against Pakistan
Kohli had played a knock of 136 against Bangladesh in the day-night Test at Eden Gardens and this enabled him to reach 928 points.
ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli closes in on top-ranked Steve Smith, Mayank Agarwal breaks into top-10 for first time
Mayank Agarwal, who struck a double century in the first Test against Bangladesh, jumped one place to 10th with 700 points. He is the fourth Indian batsmen in the top-10 list behind Virat Kohli (second), Cheteshwar Pujara (fourth) and Ajinkya Rahane (fifth).
Australia pacer Pat Cummins says bagging No 1 spot in ICC Test rankings is 'a nice little nod to have'
Australia pacer Pat Cummins said that the number one spot in the ICC Test bowling rankings "does not change" what he tries to do on the field.
India vs Bangladesh 2019: Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal reach career-best positions in ICC Test rankings after Indore Test
Speedster Mohammed Shami and opener Mayank Agarwal achieved their career-best positions in the latest ICC Test rankings after contributing to India's innings and 130-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore.
R Ashwin jumps three spots in ICC Test bowlers' rankings to No 7; Virat Kohli closes in on Steve Smith in batsmen rankings
Ravichandran Ashwin also jumped three spots to number seven while Bumrah continued to remain third in the bowlers' rankings.