Kohli, who last featured in India’s 2-1 Test series win over Australia, is on 922 points. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson wih 913 points is second and Cheteshwar Pujara wih 881 points third in the rankings released on Monday.
In the team rankings, India remain in the first place, followed by New Zealand and South Africa with England and Australia rounding up the top five.
In the bowlers’ list, two Indians feature in the top 10 with Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin holding the sixth and 10th spot respectively.
In the all-rounders’ list, Jadeja is the best-ranked Indian at third spot.
The left-arm spinner sits behind West Indies’ Jason Holder and Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh