Rohit Sharma is now only the 2nd batsman after Virat Kohli to feature in the top 10 of all the ICC rankings for batsmen.
Rohit Sharma scored 2 hundreds and a double hundred in his maiden series as Test opener (PTI Photo)
- Rohit Sharma moved into the top 10 of the latest ICC Test rankings
- Rohit Sharma scored 529 runs in the 3 Tests vs South Africa
- Rohit is the 3rd India batsman to feature in the top 10 of the ICC rankings
Rohit Sharma has moved into the 10th spot in the ICC Test rankings after a sensational performance in the 3-match series against South Africa.
Asked to open for the first time in his Test career, Rohit Sharma hit 176, 127, 14 and 212 as India whitewashed South Africa 3-0 across Vizag, Pune and Ranchi.
Rohit Sharma has been a dominant force in the shoter formats across last few years. He is now only the second batsman after India captain Virat Kohli to figure in the top-10 in all 3 formats.
Rohit had reached a career-high 17th spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsman after his twin hundreds in the Vizag Test against South Africa. However, a failure in Pune saw him slip to the 22nd spot. Rohit moved 12 spots to break into the top 10 for the 1st time in his Test career after his maiden Test double hundred in Ranchi.
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane who scored a hundred in the final test in Ranchi, has moved to No.5.
Virat Kohli, who made a career 254 not out in the second Test but did not get any other big scores in the series, retained his No.2 spot but fell behind in points. That means Steve Smith is 11 points clear of Kohli at the top of the Test rankings.
Smith continues to lead the Test rankings for batsmen while the top 5 comprises of Kohli, Kane Williamson, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane in that order.
When it come to bowler’s rankings, Australia’s Pat Cummins is well ahead of the chasing pack with 908 points. Kagiso Rabada has retained his 2nd spot with 839 points.
Meanwhile, India’s Jasprit Bumrah has dropped a spot to 4th after missing out on the 3-Test series against South Africa with a back injury. West Indies’ Jason Holder has taken up the 3rd spot and James Anderson completes the top 5.
In the all-rounder’s rankings, Jason Holder is the leader while India’s Ravindra Jadeja has retained his 2nd spot with some fine performances in the 3-Test series. R Ashwin has dropped a spot to 6th in the all-rounder’s rankings and has slipped to the 10th in the Test bowler’s rankings.
Top 5 of ICC Test rankings (As updated on October 23, 2019)
- Steve Smith
- Virat Kohli
- Kane Williamson
- Cheteshwar Pujara
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Pat Cummins
- Kagiso Rabada
- Jason Holder
- Jasprit Bumrah
- James Anderson
- Jason Holder
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Ben Stokes
- Vernon Philander
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