ICC Test rankings: Indian opener Rohit Sharma breaks into the top 10

Adithya Sundar 19:37 23/10/2019
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Rohit Sharma’s extraordinary return to Tests has powered him into the top ten of the ICC rankings for Test batsmen. The newly promoted Indian opener plundered 529 runs in four innings against South Africa, helping India claim maximum points from the three-match series in the ICC World Test Championship.

The 32-year-old is now ranked tenth among batsmen in the longest format, moving up seven spots, with his maiden double ton in Tests.

India has five batsmen in the top 20 – Virat Kohli (2nd), Cheteshwar Pujara (4th), Ajinkya Rahane (5th), Rohit Sharma (10th) and Mayank Agarwal (18th).

Top 10 Test Batsmen:

1 Steve Smith 937 points

2 Virat Kohli 926

3 Kane Williamson 878

4 Cheteshwar Pujara 795

5 Ajinkya Rahane 751

6 Henry Nicholls 749

7 Joe Root 731

8 Tom Latham 724

9 Dimuth Karunaratne 723

10 Rohit Sharma 722

Mohammed Shami.

Mohammed Shami.

Ravinchandran Ashwin has dropped to tenth position among Test bowlers in the ICC rankings after a poor show in Ranchi, in the third Test against South Africa. The off-spinner picked up just one wicket for 66 runs in two innings.

Fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav have achieved their highest-ever rating points tally after a successful series. Shami is on 751 points and ranked 15th, while Yadav is on 624 points and ranked 24th. Ravindra Jadeja, who picked up 13 wickets in the recently concluded series, is 14th in the rankings with 753 points.

Top 10 Test Bowlers:

1 Pat Cummins 908 points

2 Kagiso Rabada 839

3 Jason Holder 814

4 Jasprit Bumrah 810

5 James Anderson 798

6 Trent Boult 795

7 Neil Wagner 785

8 Vernon Philander 783

9 Kemar Roach 780

10 Ravichandran Ashwin 770

Ravindra Jadeja.

Ravindra Jadeja.

Among all-rounders India’s Ravindra Jadeja is placed second in the rankings behind Jason Holder. He is now 53 points behind the West Indies skipper while Ashwin dropped to sixth place behind South Africa’s Vernon Philander.

Jadeja not only picked up 13 wickets against the Proteas but also hit two half-centuries, finishing the series with 212 runs at an average of 70.67 with the bat.

Top 10 Test All-rounders:

1 Jason Holder 472 points

2 Ravindra Jadeja 419

3 Shakib Al Hasan 397

4 Ben Stokes 388

5 Vernon Philander 316

6 Ravichandra Ashwin 314

7 Pat Cummins 287

8 Mitchell Starc 267

9 Moeen Ali 235

10 Chris Woakes 230

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