ICC Test rankings: Rohit Sharma reaches career-best No. 8 spot, R. Ashwin moves up to No. 3 in bowling chart
Indian opener Rohit Sharma moved six spots in the latest ICC Test batting rankings released today as he achieved a career-best ranking of No. 8.
Rohit who had been brilliant against spin in the four-Test series against England at home is currently the second highest-ranked Indian Test batsman after skipper Virat Kohli who retained his fifth spot in the batting charts.
Starting as a Test opener in 2019, Rohit Sharma impressed the audience with his skills in the four-Test series against England. After missing out in the first Test, Rohit hot a match-defining knock of 161 on a challenging pitch in the second Test in Chennai.
Continuing his hot form, Rohit once again showed his ability to survive on difficult pitches as he hit a match-winning 61 in the pink-ball Test which ended in two days. He scored 298 runs in the three Tests against England.
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara slipped two spots to No. 10 on the batting rankings. Kane Williamson continues to top the batting rankings followed by Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Joe Root.
In the Test bowling rankings, off-spinner R.Ashwin moved up the ladder following his brilliant performances in the ongoing Test series. Ashwin jumped four places to No. 3 as he continues to be the only spinner in the top 10 of the Test bowling rankings.
Ashwin has been phenomenal as he picked 13 wickets in three Test in Australia and 24 wickets in the ongoing Test series against England. Recently Ashwin became the second-fastest bowler to reach 400 Test wickets after he took the wicket of Jofra Archer on Day 2 of the third Test.
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel who made his debut in the second Test match against England in Chennai moved 30 places to the 38th spot.
While Pat Cummins and Neil Wagner occupy the first two spots in the bowling rankings, James Anderson slipped down to No. 6.