Thursday, 01 January 2015 - 12:51
Sangakkara 2nd in ICC test rankings
Newly-appointed India Test skipper Virat Kohli has jumped four places to 15th spot in the latest ICC Player Rankings after his good performance in the drawn third cricket Test at Melbourne.
Kohli, who scored 169 and 54 in the first and second innings of the just-concluded third Test, is the best-placed Indian batsman in the list with 737 ranking points.
Australia captain Steven Smith, who scored a Test best 192 in the first innings, has gained two places to claim fifth spot for the first time in his career.
He now trails number-one ranked AB de Villiers, who has regained the top spot from Kumar Sangakkara.