ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma reached number 8, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel also benefited


Dubai: India’s opener Rohit Sharma put a fifty in a low-scoring Test match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad (Ahmedabad) between India and England (IND vs ENG). Which they have benefited from.

The ICC has released the latest Test rankings on Sunday, in which Rohit Sharma has risen 6 places to reach his career-best 8th rank. After scoring 66 runs in the first innings of this match, Rohit added an unbeaten 25 runs in the second innings. The Indian team had done this match by 10 wickets within two days.

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Rohit is 2 places above teammate Cheteshwar Pujara. His name is 742 rating points which is 20 points more than his previous best 722 point (October 2019), when he was ranked 10th in the rankings. Man of the match Akshar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin also managed to improve their rankings.

Spinner Axar Patel, who took 11 wickets in the match, improved 30 places to 38th, while off-spinner Ashwin, who took 7 wickets, moved up three places to improve by 4 places. Akshar Patel performed brilliantly in the first 2 matches of his career. Which he got as an improvement in the reward ranking

England spinner Jack Leach also managed to make it to the top 30 for the first time. In this Test, he took 28 wickets in the 28th while for the first time in the Test, the captain who took 5 wickets in the innings rose to 72nd position by improving by 16 places. Root is ranked 13th in the list of Test all-rounders.

Opener Jack Crawley, who scored 53 runs in the first innings, jumped 15 places to 46th position. Meanwhile, the ICC said that the ranking of male and female players will be released on a weekly basis from March 2021.

According to the ICC statement, ‘This change will not affect the way the rankings are calculated but it means that the rankings will be released weekly rather than at the end of a series which does not include the performance of the match released at that time. . ‘


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