Steve Smith has regained top position from the ICC Test batting rankings after leapfrogging India captain Virat Kohli.
Smith missed the third Ashes Test at Headingley but has toppled Kohli following the latter listed a golden duck in the second innings of the series-sealing 257-run of India over West Indies at Jamaica.
The Australian heads the way together with Kohli, with points a place back to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in place in 878 points along with 903 points.
Smith – who has 144, 142 and 92 in his three innings in this Ashes series – could add to his tally through the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford this week but Kohli isn’t back in Evaluation actions until India sponsor South Africa in October.
Smith originally became # 1 at December 2015 but he was overtaken by Kohli if Smith was out of action due to his single-family ban following the scandal.
India’s Ajinkya Rahane has risen four locations from 11th to after scoring a century and two rebounds in four innings in the 2-0 series triumph over West Indies in the Caribbean.
Jasprit Bumrah and Jason Holder have risen together with Bumrah up from seventh to Holder and third moving from 11th to fourth, into the top five of the Test bowling rankings.
India seamer Bumrah picked up six wickets, such as a hat-trick, in West Indies’ first innings in Jamaica, while Windies skipper Holder bagged 5-77 in India’s opening dig.
Australia’s Pat Cummins (908 points) tops the standings, followed closely by South Africa’a Kagiso Rabada (851) along with also Bumrah (835), together with Holder and James Anderson tied for fourth (814).
Holder stays the Major all-rounder, with Ben Stokes, Shakib Al Hasan, Ravindra Jadeja and Vernon Philander rounding out the top five.
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