Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli is back at the top of the batsmen's list in the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen as Australia's Steve Smith slipped behind him in the latest update released on Wednesday.
Kohli, who had struck a fine 136 in the Day-Night Kolkata Test against Bangladesh last week to reach 928 points, is now five points clear as Smith's knock of 36 in the Adelaide Test against Pakistan saw him slip to 923 points from 931 before the match.
The other Indian batsman in top 10 is Ajinkya Rahane at the sixth spot. Meanwhile, opener Mayank Agarwal has moved out of the top 10.
Australia opener David Warner's epic 335 not out has lifted him 12 places to the fifth position while Marnus Labuschagne is in the top 10 for the first time after being ranked as low as 110th at the start of the year.
Pakistan middle-order batsman Babar Azam has moved up two places to 13th, thanks to his fighting knock of 97 in the first innings, while left-handed opener Shan Masood has gained 10 places to reach a career-best 47th position after striking 68 in the second innings.
England captain Joe Root is back in the top 10 after spending a week outside it, his innings of 226 pulling him up to seventh from 11th. Rory Burns's second Test century has pushed him into the top 40 for the first time.
For New Zealand, Ross Taylor has gained two places to reach 16th among batsmen and Tim Southee has moved up one place to 13th among bowlers.
In the bowlers' ranking, India pacer Mohammed Shami, after a stunning show against South Africa and Bangladesh in the two Test series played at home, has gained a spot to enter into the top 10 player rankings for bowlers.
Shami picked up 13 wickets against South Africa in the three-Test series and went on to scalp seven in the first Bangladesh Test before picking up two more in the historic Day-Night Test at the Eden Gardens.
Meanwhile, ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has maintained his ninth spot in the list topped by Australia's Pat Cummins. Jasprit Bumrah, who has not played for India since the tour of West Indies, has managed to stay in the top 10 and is still holding the fifth position.
Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has moved up four places to 14th after grabbing seven wickets in the Adelaide Test. Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi has moved up 13 places to 49th while West Indies captain Jason Holder's five wickets against Afghanistan in the Lucknow Test helped him move up one slot to third place with a career-best 830 rating points. Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall has broken into the top 50 with a 10-wicket haul.