ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma emulates Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir

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Author 2019-10-23 16:35:41

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Rohit emulated captain Virat Kohli and retired India opener Gautam Gambhir as his knock of 212 in the third Test in Ranchi helped him advance 12 places to 10th position in the ICC Test Player Rankings, which were updated on Tuesday (October 23). Sharma’s player of the series effort of 529 runs helped him make huge strides from 44th place before the series.

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Rohit has held a career-high ranking of second in ODIs (in February 2018) and seventh in T20Is (November 2018). Kohli has been number one in all three formats while Gambhir has been at the top in Tests and T20Is and eighth in ODIs.

Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane’s knock of 116 in Ranchi has helped him equal his career-high rank of fifth place, achieved earlier in November 2016. He remains the third-best Indian batsman in terms of Test rankings after Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. With Mayank Agarwal in 18th position, India have finished the series with five batsmen in the top 20.

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Fast bowlers Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav have ended the series with their highest-ever rating points tally. Shami is on 751 points and only one place below his career-best ranking of 14th achieved in March 2018, while Yadav is on 624 points, three below his best of 21st in July 2016.

For South Africa, George Linde has started in 104th position among batsmen after scores of 37 and 27 and 99th among bowlers after finishing with four wickets.

ICC Test Player Rankings (as of October 23, after the Ranchi Test)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Rating

1 ( - ) Steve Smith Aus 937 64.56 947 v SA at Durban 2018

2 ( - ) Virat Kohli India 926 54.77 937 v Eng at Southampton 2018

3 ( - ) K Williamson NZ 878 52.22 915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019

4 ( - ) C Pujara India 795 49.39 888 v SL at Nagpur 2017

5 (+4) A Rahane India 751 43.20 825 v NZ at Indore 2016

6 (-1) Henry Nicholls NZ 749 44.25 778 v Ban at Wellington 2019

7 (-1) Joe Root Eng 731 47.91 917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

8 (-1) Tom Latham NZ 724! 44.03 724 v SL at Colombo (PSS) 2019

9 (-1) D Karunaratne SL 723 36.93 754 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2018

10 (+12) Rohit Sharma India 722! 48.04 722 v SA at Ranchi 2019

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

1 ( - ) Pat Cummins Aus 908 21.45 914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019

2 ( - ) K Rabada SA 839 22.50 902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018

3 (+1) Jason Holder WI 814! 27.26 814 v India at Jamaica 2019

4 (-1) J Bumrah India 810* 19.24 835 v WI at Jamaica 2019

5 ( - ) J Anderson Eng 798 26.94 903 v India at Lord's 2018

6 ( - ) Trent Boult NZ 795 27.35 825 v Eng at Lord's 2015

7 (+2) Neil Wagner NZ 785 27.51 801 v Ban at Wellington 2019

8 ( - ) V Philander SA 783 22.16 912 v India at Johannesburg 2013

9 (+1) Kemar Roach WI 780! 26.94 780 v India at Jamaica 2019

10= (-3) R Ashwin India 770 25.43 904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016
(+1) M Abbas Pak 770* 18.86 838 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2018

* indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.

! indicates career-highest rating

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