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Dimuth, Chandimal still among top 10 in the world

Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne and Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal are among the top 10 Test batsmen in the world, according to the latest batting rankings issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

They are in the seventh and eighth places respectively in a list led by Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is now on a purple patch in his career amid a thrilling Test series in England.

Kohli moved back to the top of the ICC Test rankings after his Man of the Match performance in Trent Bridge this week. He has amassed a career-best 937 rating points and is just one point shy of breaking into the top 10 batsmen in all-time ICC rankings history.

Donald Bradman is No. 1 having achieved a rating of 961 points in February 1948 followed by Steven Smith (947), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting (both on 942), Peter May (941), and Garry Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Kumar Sangakkara (all on 938 points).

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath is the only bowler from the country to be among top ten in the new list issued by the ICC on 22 August.

Herath is unchanged in his eighth position with 791 rating points behind James Anderson of England (899 points), Kagiso Rabada of South Africa (882) and Ravindra Jadeja of India (840) who hold the first three spots respectivley.

(Courtesy ICC)