Virat Kohli maintains first rank in ICC Test rankings

Question: As of 7th December 2018, which of the following team holds the title of No. 1 Men’s Test Team in released ICC Rankings?
(a)England
(b)India
(c)Australia
(d)South Africa
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli maintained the top spot in the recently released ICC Test Batsman rankings. He conceded 15 points to slip to 920 points, just seven points ahead of second ranker Kane Williamson (New Zealand).
  • Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara achieved his career best 4th rank owing to his good performance in the Test against Australia.
  • India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has achieved a career-high ranking of 33rd, after his remarkable bowling performance which consists three for 47 and three for 68 at Adelaide which helped him to climb five places. Kaglso Rabada of South Africa is at the first spot in bowler’s domain.
  • It is worth to note that Team India holds the top spot in ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings accumulating 116 points followed by England with108 points and with 106 points South Africa holds the third place.

Links:
https://www.icc-cricket.com/rankings/mens/player-rankings/test
http://www.newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=356565

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