Pant, Rohit, Ashwin Gain Big In Latest ICC Test Rankings
India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant reached his career-best 11th position in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen. Opener Rohit Sharma moved to 14th in the rankings for batsmen while spinner Ravichandran Ashwin jumped 14 places in the rankings to 81st after he scored his fifth Test century in the recently concluded second Test between India and England in Chennai.
Ashwin remains seventh in the bowlers' rankings but he has gained 33 rating points to reach within three points of sixth-ranked Stuart Broad and to within 21 of second-ranked Neil Wagner.
Pant has been in stellar form with the bat since coming back into the Test team during the second Test in Australia late December. He scored an unbeaten 58 in the first innings of the second Test which India won by 317 runs.
Rohit scored 161 in the first innings of the second Test, scoring nearly half of the 329 runs that India scored. However, it was Ashwin who won man of the match as he took five wickets in England's first innings and three in the second while scoring 106 in India's second innings.