ICC Test rankings: Pant reaches career-best 7th position, Ashwin moves up to 2nd


Following his breathtaking century within the fourth Test in opposition to England, younger Indian wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant on Wednesday achieved a career-best seventh place within the ICC Test rankings. Pant has jumped seven locations after smashing a match-winning 101 within the Ahmedabad Test, which India gained by an innings and 25 runs to clinch the collection 3-1.
The 23-year-old shares the seventh place within the batsmen rankings with compatriot Rohit Sharma, who moved up one spot, and Henry Nicholls of New Zealand. Washington Sundar, who additionally performed an important position in India`s passage to the ultimate of the ICC World Test Championship, has gained 39 locations and is in 62nd place, thanks to his 96 not out, however captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara had below-par collection. Kohli, who stays fifth, is at his lowest factors tally since November 2017 whereas Pujara (thirteenth) is underneath 700 score factors for the primary time since September 2016. Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel, who ripped by way of the England innings repeatedly throughout the collection, additionally made it memorable within the bowlers` rankings.
Ashwin, the participant of the collection, has leapfrogged New Zealand`s Neil Wagner to the second place amongst bowlers, the primary time since August 2017, after ending with eight wickets within the match. He can also be ranked fourth amongst all-rounders, now forward of Shakib Al Hasan. Patel`s 9 wickets have lifted him eight locations to thirtieth with 552 score factors. Only two bowlers have achieved extra factors after their first three Tests former India leg-spinner Narendra Hirwani (564) and Australia quick bowler Charlie Turner (553) who performed within the nineteenth century. For England, Dan Lawrence has moved up 47 locations to 93rd amongst batsmen with scores of 46 and 50 and James Anderson has moved up two locations to fourth place after his haul of three for 44 in Ahmedabad.
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