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Steve Smith has regained the number one spot in the ICC Test batting rankings.
Smith has overtaken Virat Kohli after the India captain suffered a duck during their win over West Indies in the second Test in Jamaica.
The Australia batsman will return to the beginning in Old Trafford on Wednesday, after recovering from concussion.
Within his three innings so far throughout the Ashes, Smith has scored runs.
As he recovered from being struck from Jofra Archer through the second Test the 30-year-old had to sit out the next Test at Headingley.
Smith was high in the positions between December 2015 and August 2018, however he dropped that place throughout his one-piece suspension in Test cricket.
Even the batsman Australia’s captain, was banned for his part in a sandpaper ball-tampering scandal along with Cameron Bancroft and vice-captain David Warner.
But he returned for the Ashes series into the Australia group and he’s established a obstacle for England’s bowlers, facing imports and deliveries 126.
His present general career average of 63.24 from 66 Tests is second only to the legendary late Australia batsman Sir Donald Bradman.
Despite captaining India to a series triumph from the West Indies kohli has dropped one stage behind Smith.
Smith’s return to place means Australia now have the entire world’s number one Test batsman and bowler. Pat Cummins has been the leading bowler since February in the game.
To third, four places have improved in the bowling rankings, following a series from the Caribbean.
Bumrah became only the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket in the first innings at Jamaica and he took 13 wickets over the two Tests in a remarkable 9.23.
The number one rated bowler in one-day internationals, Bumrah has obtained 62 wickets in 12 Tests.
In that moment, he’s had five-wicket hauls in the West Indies, England, Australia and South Africa – the very first bowler.
“There is not much you can convey about Jasprit, the way he has been bowling,” said Kohli following the game in Kingston. “We can say is we are really lucky to have him on our staff.
“He frees you with all angles, with swing, he’ll set up to your outswinger, then bowl the inswinger, and it’s coming at speed, and then he will strike you with bouncers too.
“Therefore, I believe he is the very complete bowler in world cricket at the moment.”
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