Virat Kohli jumps to 2nd spot in ICC Test rankings

Kumar Sangakkara had a bold prediction on this star of Indian Cricket team

Virat Kohli jumps to 2nd spot in ICC Test rankings

With his ethereal sequence of knocks in the recently completed series against Sri Lanka, Kohli became the first batsman in the history of Indian cricket to amass 600-plus runs in three different Test series.

3- Players who have scored more than 600 runs in a series batting five or fewer innings. "There are still some areas that I still want to improve".

Cheteshwar Pujara sought to play down the ineffectiveness of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the third Test against Sri Lanka, saying the fifth day Feroz Shah Kotla strip did not even have the bare minimum assistance for spinners.

The third and the final Test will be played at Johannesburg from January 24. The match which ended in a draw due to final day resistance shown by the visitors, was much criticised after Sri Lankan players came on to the field wearing face masks.

"We are having a chat about it (slip catchers), we will assign few players, will have players standing at the slips", the Saurashtra batsman told reporters at the post-match press conference here.

"So, I really feel we are set up for what, hopefully, will be a successful away series for India".

Virat Kohli jumps to 2nd spot in ICC Test rankings

Angelo Mathews returned to form with a gritty knock of 111 in the first innings, but only after Virat Kohli dropped him on six and then Rohit Sharma spilled one when he was on 98 - both at second slip. "Overall, Indian team has improved as a fielding unit but slip fielding is something we are still looking to improve". Tendulkar had a higher run-share than Kohli in 33 out of 62 Test matches.

"2017 has been a fantastic year for me", he said. We have already started talking about the things we need to work on before leaving. Many of our players were there in 2013. Pujara said the team is taking firm steps to rectify the issue ahead of the South Africa series.

I don't think that will last long the way @imVkohli is batting.

India skipper Virat Kohli's prolific run with the willow has helped him jump three spots to the second position in the latest ICC Test Rankings released on Thursday and inch closer to match Australian legend Ricky Ponting's record of holding the top spot across all the three formats at the same time. "Any batsman will go through a phase where he might not score too many runs, and Ajinkya is going through the same thing".

Kohli scored 610 runs in five innings in the Test series against Sri Lanka, making a hundred and back-to-back double centuries.

"But we need to play the game at the same time, so after the first two days, we had a discussion with the team and said we need to forget about the conditions and play the game".

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