Steve Smith is back at No.1 on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen after Indian captain Virat Kohli slipped to No.2, following his first-ball duck in Jamaica. Kohli's side are top of the ICC Test Championship with two wins in as many games, and the captain himself overtook MS Dhoni to be India's most successful Test skipper. However, having made 76 in the first innings against West Indies, he edged his first ball from Kemar Roach in the second innings to the wicket-keeper.
After three Tests this year, he is yet to add to his 25 Test hundreds. That allowed Smith, who missed the third Test at Headingley, to open up a single-point lead in the rankings announced on Tuesday, 3 September. He has a chance to extend that lead in the fourth Ashes Test, starting Wednesday.