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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Cheteshwar Pujara reached second place in ICC Test rankings.

Cheteshwar Pujara reached second place in ICC Test
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Dubai. Indian Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has captured the second place in the latest Test Rankings released on Tuesday by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday. Team Captain Virat Kohli is at number five.Pujara had a partnership of 143 in the first innings against Sri Lanka in the second Test played in Nagpur. On the same innings, he has left England captain Joe Root and New Zealand captain Ken Williamson. Australia's Steve Smith is in possession of the first position.
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Smith played 141 against England in the first Test of the Ashes series. Smith has completed 21 centuries in 57 Test matches with this century. Pujara has come in second place for the third time. Earlier, after the Test match played against Australia in the same year in Ranchi, he had occupied the second position for the first time. After that, the 133-run innings against Sri Lanka in Colombo was the second time this place was named after him.Pujara has moved from one place to the other, putting the 22 points in his account. Kohli has added 60 points to his account and now his number has increased to 877. Besides Kohli and Pujara, Murali Vijay and Rohit Sharma, who scored a century in the Nagpur Test, have also improved their ranking. Vijay has moved up to 28th with a jump of eight places. Rohit has gained seven places and now he has moved up to 46th place.
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However, opener Lokesh Rahul, who failed to bat in the Nagpur Test, dropped one place to the ninth position. Deputy captain Ajinkya Rahane has dropped two places to 15th and Shikhar Dhawan has dropped to 29th place. In the bowlers, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has moved up two places. Australia's Mitchell Starc has made a comeback in the top-10. He has moved to the 10th position.Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who took the fastest 300 wickets in the second Test, is in fourth place with nine points increase. He is 42 rating points behind England's James Anderson. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma have improved their rankings. Both have reached the 30th spot, 28th with a jump of one place.In the list of all-rounders, Ashwin has returned to third place. Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh is in the top spot in this ranking.

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