ICC Test Ranking: Rohit Sharma has achieved a career-best Test rating of 773. There is now a difference of only 3 points in the test ratings of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He is the second best Indian batsman in Test rankings.
New Delhi. England captain Joe Root’s unbeaten 180 in the first innings of the Lord’s Test brought him close to top-order batsman Kane Williamson in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings. Is. Meanwhile, battling with his form, Indian skipper Virat Kohli though retained the 5th position but slipped further to 776. In comparison, Williamson has 901 points while Root has 893 points. At the same time, Rohit Sharma has achieved a career-best Test rating of 773. There is now a difference of only 3 points in the test ratings of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He is the second best Indian batsman in Test rankings.
Joe Root, who started the series from fifth position after the first match against India and left behind Virat Kohli, has now moved up to second place after the second Test. Root, who was the top-order batsman in the first format, has 893 rating points, just eight less than Kiwi captain Williamson. Lokesh Rahul, the best player of the Lord’s Test, has benefited India after a 151-run win and a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series. The 29-year-old opener, who achieved a career-best eighth position in 2017. He is now at 37th position after scoring 127 runs in the first innings of the Lord’s Test.
- Pat Cummins No 1 and Ashwin No 2
Bowlers who benefited from the Lord’s Test include James Anderson, who took a five-wicket haul in the first innings and moved up to sixth. While England’s other fast bowlers Mark Wood and India’s Mohammad Siraj have reached 37th and 38th place. Mohammad Siraj has achieved his career-best Test rating of 465. Wood took the advantage of a five-place finish in the match with five wickets in hand. While Siraj has gained 18 places with four wickets in each innings.
- Babar Azam is in 8th place
According to the latest weekly update, (which includes performances in the first Test at Kingston), Pakistan captain Babar Azam is ranked eighth in the batsmen’s rankings after scores of 30 and 55. While Faheem Ashraf and Fawad Alam have gained 4-4 places to reach 48th and 55th place.
For West Indies, which won by one wicket, Jermaine Blackwood has moved up nine places to finish 35th after 22nd and 55th. All-rounder Jason Holder is up five places to 43rd and captain Craig Brathwaite, who missed a century in the first innings, is up 18 places by three runs to 45th. Jermaine Blackwood of West Indies, who won by one wicket, has gained nine places to reach 35th position. At the same time, Jason Holder is 43rd and captain Craig Brathwaite is at 45th place.
- Lord’s Test benefits Ishant, Bumrah suffers
For Pakistan, left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi has moved up four places to 18th with four wickets in each innings and Faheem has moved up four places to 71st. Ishant Sharma gained 18 points from the Lord’s Test. At the same time, Jasprit Bumrah lost 6 points and has reached number 10.