New Delhi: Indian players performed well in the recently concluded test run against England in the ICC test rankings. Indian batsman Rishabh Pant, who scored a century in the fourth test, reached his seventh career-best beating list in the test standings released on Wednesday.
Had scored a century in the Ahmedabad test
Pant (Rishabh Pant) played a winning 101-point heat in the Ahmedabad test and now has a seven-place advantage in the standings. With their brilliant innings, India won the fourth game by innings and 125 points and won the series 3-1. The 23-year-old is now seventh in the batting standings along with compatriot Rohit Sharma and New Zealander Henry Nicholls. Rohit also climbed one place in the rankings.
Beautiful also benefited
Washington Sundar, who played a key role in leading India to the final of the ICC World Test Championship, jumped 39 places to reach 62nd position. But captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara couldn’t perform very well in this series. Kohli remains in fifth position but this is his lowest scoring point since November 2017. At the same time, Pujara has slipped to 13th position and for the first time since September 2016 his scoring points have fallen below from 700.
Ashwin-Akshar has a big advantage
Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (R Ashwin) and Akshar Patel (Axar Patel), who aroused fear among England beaters, made a good improvement in the bowlers standings. Ashwin, who was voted Man of the Series against England, has now moved up to second, leaving behind Neil Wagner of New Zealand. He reached this place for the first time since August 2017. While in the list of all-rounders, Shakib Al Hasan is fourth above Shakib Al Hasan.
Axar Patel took nine wickets in the fourth test, putting him eight places up to 30th position with 552 points. After his first three tests, only two bowlers – former Indian leg pitcher Narendra Hirwani (564) and Australian fast bowler Charlie Turner (553) – had more points than him. Turner performed in the 19th century.
Among English players, Dan Lawrence climbed 93 places to 47th in the batsman roster, while James Anderson climbed two places to fourth in the bowlers roster.