Rohit Sharma storms into top 10 of ICC Test rankings for batsmenOctober 23, 2019
rohit Sharma has moved into the 10th spot in the ICC Test rankings after a sensational performance in the 3-match series against South Africa.
Asked to open for the first time in his Test career, Rohit Sharma hit 176, 127, 14 and 212 as India whitewashed South Africa 3-0 across Vizag, Pune and Ranchi.
Rohit Sharma has been a dominant force in the shoter formats across last few years. He is now only the second batsman after India captain Virat Kohli to figure in the top-10 in all 3 formats.
Rohit had reached a career-high 17th spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsman after his twin hundreds in the Vizag Test against South Africa. However, a failure in Pune saw him slip to the 22nd spot. Rohit moved 12 spots to break into the top 10 for the 1st time in his Test career after his maiden Test double hundred in Ranchi.
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane who scored a hundred in the final test in Ranchi, has moved to No.5.
Virat Kohli, who made a career 254 not out in the second Test but did not get any other big scores in the series, retained his No.2 spot but fell behind in points. That means Steve Smith is 11 points clear of Kohli at the top of the Test rankings.
Smith continues to lead the Test rankings for batsmen while the top 5 comprises of Kohli, Kane Williamson, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane in that order.