India slipped down to 7th position in ICC test ranking


India slipped to the seventh position according to the latest ICC Test rankings. India after losing the four-match series against Australia 0-2. India’s slides down in the Test rankings come after the two match draws which were not enough to prevent another series loss overseas.

Although, Test captain Virat Kohli hadslides up three places to be 12th in the batsmen standings after amassing 692 runs in eight innings Down Under.

Where as, Steve Smith had reached to a career-high fourth after piling up 769 runs in the series at a strike rate of 128.16.

Amongst the bowlers, pacer Mohammed Shami rose-up to seven places to a career-high 31st place after taking match figures of six for 145 runs in Sydney, while Australia’s Mitchell Starc has moved up nine places to 33rd after returning five wickets for 142 runs.

Shane Watson and Josh Hazlewood, reached to 38th and a career-high 46th respectively.