Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli did not become a part of the team in the first two Test matches against England. Even without coming on the field, Virat Kohli is the number 1 batsman of Team India. In the Test rankings released by ICC on Wednesday, Virat Kohli remains at number 7 with 760 points. However, Virat Kohli has had to suffer the consequences of not playing in two Tests and has slipped one place. Despite this, there is no Indian player above Virat Kohli in the ICC Test rankings.
Virat Kohli was selected in the team for the first two matches of the series against England. But a day before the start of the series, Virat Kohli withdrew his name from the team citing personal reasons. Earlier there was a possibility of Virat Kohli returning to the team for the last three Test matches. But it is not yet clear when Virat Kohli will return. However, due to Virat Kohli, there is a delay in the announcement of Team India for the last three Tests. By February 8, the picture may be clear regarding Virat Kohli’s playing in the series.
The rest of the batsmen are far behind
After Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant is the second name among Indian players in the Test rankings. Rishabh Pant has also been away from the field for a year, but he still remains at 12th place in the ranking of batsmen. Rohit Sharma has to bear the brunt of his continuous poor performance. Rohit Sharma has fallen one place to 13th position. After these three comes Yashasvi Jaiswal. Jaiswal has got the reward for scoring a double century against England. Yashasvi Jaiswal has now jumped 37 places to reach 29th position in the Test rankings.