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Last Update on: December 15th, 2020 at 05:46 pm

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has dropped to the third spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings for batsmen after missing the just-concluded second Test against West Indies. The right-handed batsman had briefly shared the second rank with India skipper Virat Kohli after his stunning knock of 251 in the first Test.

However, he missed the second Test in order to be with his wife Sarah Raheem as the couple are awaiting the birth of their first child. The ICC released the updated ICC Test Rankings after the second Test between New Zealand and West Indies which ended on Monday.

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New Zealand thrashed the visitors by an innings and 12 runs to clean sweep the two-match series. The hosts had won the first Test by an innings too. Talking about the ICC Test Rankings, Kohli is now 9 points ahead of Williamson, who is on 877 rating points.

Australia star Steve Smith continues to sit at the top of the ICC Test Rankings with 911 points. In other developments, India vice-captain jumped a spot to get back in the top 10 of the ICC Test Rankings. Mayank Agarwal (12) and Rohit Sharma (16) are the other two India batsmen in the top 20 list.

In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah is the highest ranked Indian. The pacer has jumped one spot to occupy the 8th position. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also returns to the top 10 with 756 rating points. England fast bowler Stuart Broad has pipped New Zealand’s Neil Wagner to take the second while Pat Cummins is at the top of the rankings.

Among allrounders, England star Ben Stokes continues to be the top-ranked all-rounder ahead of West Indies captain Jason Holder and India’s Ravindra Jadeja. Shakib Al Hasan and Mitchell Starc complete the top five while Ashwin at the sixth spot in the other Indian in the top ten.

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