Indian cricket team opener Rohit Sharma and spinner R Ashwin have got the benefit of good performance in Test series against England. Rohit Sharma has reached a career-best eighth position in the latest ranking released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday with a gain of six places. At the same time, R Ashwin has reached the third place in the bowlers’ rankings.
Rohit scored an unbeaten 25 in the second innings after scoring 66 runs in the first innings of the match. The Indian team had done this match by 10 wickets within two days. Rohit is two places above teammate Cheteshwar Pujara. His name is 742 rating points which is 20 points more than his previous best of 722 (October 2019). At that time, he was 10th in the rankings. Man of the match Akshar Patel and veteran Ravichandran Ashwin, who performed brilliantly on a pitch that helped spinners, were also successful in improving their rankings. Spinner Akshar Patel, who took 11 wickets in the match, gained 30 places to become 38th while off-spinner Ashwin, who took seven wickets, moved up four places to third position.England spinner Jack Leach also managed to make it to the top 30 for the first time. In this Test, he was 28th after taking four wickets, while captain Joe Root, who took five wickets in the innings for the first time in the Test, improved to 16 places and reached 72nd. Root is 13th in the list of allrounder players.
Opener Jack Crawley, who scored 53 runs in the first innings, has improved to 15th position with an improvement of 15 places. Meanwhile, the ICC said that the ranking of male and female players will be released on weekly basis from March 2021.
According to the ICC statement, “This change will not affect the way the rankings are calculated, but it means that the rankings will be released weekly rather than at the end of a series that does not include the performance of the match released at that time.” Will be done.