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ICC Rankings: Rishabh Pant Attains Career-best 7th position in ICC Test Tankings, R Ashwin Moves up to 2nd

Kohli, who remains fifth, is at his lowest points tally since November 2017 while Pujara (13th) is under 700 rating points for the first time since September 2016.

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  • Updated: March 11, 2021, 11:51 AM IST
ICC Rankings: Rishabh Pant Attains Career-best 7th position in ICC Test Tankings, R Ashwin Moves up to 2nd

Following his breathtaking century in the fourth Test against England, young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Wednesday achieved a career-best seventh position in the ICC Test rankings. Pant has jumped seven places after smashing a match-winning 101 in the Ahmedabad Test, which India won by an innings and 25 runs to clinch the series 3-1.

The 23-year-old shares the seventh place in the batsmen rankings with compatriot Rohit Sharma, who moved up one spot, and Henry Nicholls of New Zealand. Washington Sundar, who also played a crucial role in India’s passage to the final of the ICC World Test Championship, has gained 39 places and is in 62nd position, thanks to his 96 not out, but captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara had below-par series.

Kohli, who remains fifth, is at his lowest points tally since November 2017 while Pujara (13th) is under 700 rating points for the first time since September 2016.

Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel, who ripped through the England innings time and again during the series, also made it memorable in the bowlers’ rankings.

Ashwin, the player of the series, has leapfrogged New Zealand’s Neil Wagner to the second position among bowlers, the first time since August 2017, after finishing with eight wickets in the match.

He is also ranked fourth among all-rounders, now ahead of Shakib Al Hasan.

Patel’s nine wickets have lifted him eight places to 30th with 552 rating points. Only two bowlers have achieved more points after their first three Tests former India leg-spinner Narendra Hirwani (564) and Australia fast bowler Charlie Turner (553) who played in the 19th century.

For England, Dan Lawrence has moved up 47 places to 93rd among batsmen with scores of 46 and 50 and James Anderson has moved up two places to fourth position after his haul of three for 44 in Ahmedabad.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
FULL Ranking