Rohit Sharma Is Next Best To Virat Kohli In ICC Test Batting Rankings
The opening batsman Rohit Sharma became No. 8 on the ICC Test Batting Rankings. He moved 6 spots after winning the third test against England at Ahmedabad. In India, Rohit Sharma is the second best batsman after captain Virat Kohli who stands on 5th position on ICC Test Batting Rankings. But the senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara slipped two spots to No. 10.
How Rohit Sharma improved his test batting rankings?
He started out as an opening batsman for test matches in 2019 and proved his worth in all conditions and situations. And this Mumbai Indians captain was instrumental in winning three tests against the ongoing four test match series against England. He ended his dry spell of Australia tour on the home pitch.
How Rohit Sharma performed on home pitch?
He showed the magic of batting in the second test in Chennai where he scored 161 runs and defended the match. His big century helped India make a comeback in the series by leveling the series with 1-1. It is to be noted that India lost the first test to England in Chennai.
Rohit Sharma successfully passed the pink ball test in the third test Ahmedabad when he scored the match-winning 61 runs. The match ended within two days. Rohit amassed 298 runs in three tests against England.
R Ashwin enters the top 3 club
Off-spinner R Ashwin becomes the only spinner in the top 10 of the Test Bowling Rankings. He moved 4 spots to become No. 3 on the rankings. Ashwin picked 13 wickets in three tests in Australia but he has so far taken 24 wickets in three tests against England. Ashwin also became second bowler to take 400 test wickets. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel moved 30 places to 38th spot. He made his debut in the second test against England.