Rohit Sharma storms into top 10 of ICC Test rankings for batsmen

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India Today

Author 2019-10-23 16:19:00

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Rohit Sharma scored 2 hundreds and a double hundred in his maiden series as Test opener (PTI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

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.

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