Rohit Sharma re-enters top 10 batters list in latest ICC Test rankings

Written by Sumit Seth

Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s 10th Test century propelled him back into the top 10 of the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings for batters and secured the highest rank among Indian batters.

Following India’s victory over the West Indies by an innings and 141 runs in the first Test match, Rohit climbed three positions to secure the 10th spot in the rankings with 751 rating points.

In addition to Rohit’s impressive performance, 21-year-old debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal also made a notable impact in Dominica. Jaiswal scored 171 runs from 387 deliveries, leading him to enter the ICC batters rankings for the first time, securing the 73rd position with 420 points.

Jaiswal’s outstanding knock set a new record as the highest score by an Indian opener on debut in an away Test match. It also marked the third-highest score by an Indian opener on debut overall.

Rohit is followed by teammates, Rishabh Pant, who has slipped one slot to 11th place on 750 points and Virat Kohli, who remains in 14th place on 711 points.

In the Windies’ camp, debutant Alick Athanaze hit the team’s highest score in the match with his 47 from 99 in the first innings to enter the list in joint 77th place, sharing the position with Alex Lees of England on 407 points.

The top nine places remain unchanged in the batting list this week due to no Ashes Test cricket action.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s outstanding 12-wicket haul in the match further cemented his place as number one in the Test bowlers list on 884 points, now including a 56-point lead on number two, Australia captain, Pat Cummins, on 828.
Ravindra Jadeja, has risen three slots from 10th place to seventh with 779 points, thanks to his own five wickets in the match.

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