Cheteshwar Pujara remains unchanged on sixth; New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson gained two places to reach second spot
India captain Virat Kohli slipped one place to fourth while R. Ashwin was back as the top all-rounder and maintained his number one place among bowlers in the ICC Test rankings released on Monday.
Kohli (847 points) has had an ordinary Test series against Australia.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson gained two places to reach second spot in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.
The latest rankings, which took into account performances in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Galle which the home side won by 259 runs, saw Williamson leapfrog Joe Root and Kohli after his fine knock of 130.
Williamson, who was number-one ranked for a brief while in November-December 2015, is now on 869 points, 21 points ahead of third-placed Root (848) but a good 67 points adrift of table leader Steve Smith of Australia, who’s on 936 points.
Another Indian Cheteshwar Pujara is unchanged on sixth.
Meanwhile, Ashwin also dethroned Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan from the top spot for all-rounders. Ashwin is now on 434 points, 31 ahead of Shakib (403).