Kane Williamson overtakes Steve Smith, Virat Kohli to top ICC Test batsmen rankings

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has risen to the top of the ICC Test batsmen rankings, overtaking Steve Smith and Virat Kohli. Williamson scored a century in the first innings of the Black Caps’ last test of the year, against Pakistan at Mount Maunganui, and has leapfrogged Smith and Kohli in the latest rankings. Williamson, who recently received his cap honoring his selection in the ICC team of the decade, last topped the rankings in 2015. He stated it felt surreal to be named in the team of the decade. Before the start of the bay Oval Test and the Australia-India clash at the MCG, Smith led the rankings with 901 points, ahead of Kohli (888) and Williamson (877). Meanwhile, Team India`s stand-in skipper Ajnkya Rahane has jumped 5 places to occupy the sixth spot. While Kohli has retained his second spot, Smith has dropped down to third in the Test rankings. We have a new No.1, folks! ⬆️ Kane Williamson rises to the top ⬆️ Ajinkya Rahane jumps to No.6 Latest update in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Test Rankings 👉 https://t.co/OMjjVwOboH pic.twitter.com/rhmfe8jpUd — ICC (@ICC) December 31, 2020 Moreover, in the bowlers rankings, Mitchell Starc has gained a couple of spots to enter the top five while India`s Ravi Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah have occupied the 7th and 9th spot, respectively.