Odiha News: India opener Rohit Sharma has performed brilliantly in the Test match played against England, due to which he has come in the top ten in the ICC Test rankings. Indian limited over vice-captain and opener Rohit Sharma has entered into the top ten for the first time in ICC Test batsman rankings. Rohit Sharma has moved up six places to the best of his career. Rohit, popularly known as “Hit Man” in world cricket, has reached the eighth position in the top 10.
Rohit Sharma has done well against England in the first 3 matches of the ongoing Test series. In the top ten, there are three Indians, Virat is at number five, and Cheteswar Pujara is at number ten. Pujara has moved down by two places.
In bowling ranking, Ashwin has moved up and now in the top three due to excellent performance against England in the ongoing series. In the top ten, there are two Indians; apart from Ashwin, Bumrah is at number nine. At the same time, India’s best off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, has also made his place in the top three. Ravichandran Ashwin’s performance against Australia and then against England in the Test has been fantastic.
In the Test batting rankings, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has retained his first position with 919 points and similarly former Australia captain Steve Smith has retained his second position with 891 points.
Similarly, in the bowling rankings, Australia’s Test vice-captain Pat Cummins has retained his number one position with 908 points, while New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner has done very well against Pakistan and has retained his second with 825 points. Pat Cummins performed in the recently concluded India and Australia series and was also the Man of the Series in the Test series. However Australia lost the Test series to India 1-2.
🔸 Ashwin breaks into top three— ICC (@ICC) February 28, 2021
🔸 Anderson slips to No.6
🔸 Broad, Bumrah move down one spot
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There is only one Pakistani batsman in the top ten of the ICC Test batting rankings and that is Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam and there is not a single Pakistani in the ICC bowling rankings.
For a long time, cricket experts and fans have been demanding that, like ODI and T20, Rohit Sharma should open in Tests as well. But he did not get the chance, and he got this opportunity for the first time in the second Test played with Australia under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane. And he did well, taking advantage of this opportunity.