Chandimal 9th in ICC Test Player rankings

Sri Lanka Test captain Dinesh Chandimal has gained eight places to take ninth position after finishing the recent Test series against India with 366 runs, the first time he has moved into the top 10.

All-rounder Angelo Mathews has moved up seven places to 23rd position in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings after scoring 111 in the first innings while Dhananjaya de Silva’s match-saving 119 in the second innings has lifted him nine places to 47th position.

India captain Virat Kohli has moved up three places to grab second position among batsmen in the Test Player Rankings, after registering his career-best score in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, which ended in a draw in New Delhi yesterday.

45 points separate him from Australia captain Steve Smith.

Smith has been in a different league and last week reached 941 points, the joint fifth-highest in terms of the highest points tally in batting history in Tests. Smith is now on 938 points while Kohli is on 893 points.

England captain Joe Root has retained his third spot after scores of nine and 67 in Adelaide and Mark Stoneman has gained 18 slots to take 83rd position.

In the ICC Test Team Rankings, India has lost one point but remains well ahead of South Africa at the top of the rankings, while Sri Lanka remains on its pre-series tally of 94 points in sixth place.

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