• Jasprit Bumrah’s rise in ranks – Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian fast bowler who has just played 12 tests in his entire career has risen to number 3 position in the top-10 test bowlers in the world. This is no small feat if we look at the number of test matches he has played. Bumrah has proved that he is number-1 ODI bowler for a reason. Pat Cummins from Australia and Kagiso Rabada from South Africa preceded him with 908 and 851 points respectively and Bumrah stands the ground with 835 points.
  • Virat Kohli replaced by Steve Smith– Virat Kohli who held the position of the number-1 batsman in test cricket has been replaced by Steve Smith. The funny thing is that both the players are just a point away from each other. Smith stands at 904 and Kohli at 903 while Kane Williamson stands at 878 at number-3. The difference is visible. Well this cut-throat competition is what keeps cricket alive.
  • Virat Kohli beats M.S. Dhoni– Skipper Virat Kohli is now the most successful test captain for India beating former skipper M.S. Dhoni. Kohli now has 28 wins out of 48 matches while Dhoni has 27 out of 60. Former captains Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin had 21 and 14 wins respectively. The world record is with Graeme Smith who has 53 wins while Ricky Ponting has 48 to his name.

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