Rohit Sharma into top ten in the ICC Test Rankings

India opening batsman Rohit Sharma was one of the few batsmen to move up in the ICC Test Rankings after the controversial third Test against England.

Rohit Sharma into top ten

Rohit moved into the top ten, jumping six places to a career-best eighth in the rankings for batsmen. He top-scored in the first innings with 66 and remained unbeaten on 25 in the second to move ahead of compatriot Cheteshwar Pujara and become India’s second highest-ranked batsman after Virat Kohli, who remains fifth.

England opener Zak Crawley’s knock of 53 in the first innings was enough to see him advance 15 places to 46th in what was the only notable gain for any of the Three Lions batsmen.

In terms of the bowling rankings, man of the match Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin were the big gainers.

Patel’s 11-wicket match haul has helped him gain 30 slots to reach 38th position, while Ashwin’s seven scalps have lifted him four places to third position. 

England spinner Jack Leach has entered the top 30 for the first time, moving up three places to 28th after taking four wickets. Captain Joe Root’s maiden five-wicket haul has lifted him 16 places to 72nd among bowlers while he is now joint-13th among all-rounders.

ICC Test Player Rankings

ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 28 February 2021, after the third India-England Test in Ahmedabad)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )K WilliamsonNZ919!54.31919 v Pak at Christchurch 2021
2( – )Steve SmithAus89161.8947 v SA at Durban 2018
3( – )M LabuschagneAus878*!60.8878 v India at Brisbane 2021
4( – )Joe RootEng85349.6917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
5( – )Virat KohliIndia83652.74937 v Eng at Southampton 2018
6( – )Babar AzamPak76044.22800 v Ban at Rawalpindi 2020
7( – )Henry NichollsNZ74743.91778 v Ban at Wellington 2019
8(+6)Rohit SharmaIndia742 !46.65742 v Eng at Ahmedabad 2021
9( – )David WarnerAus72448.09880 v NZ at Perth 2015
10(-2)C PujaraIndia70846.81888 v SL at Nagpur 2017
Rohit Sharma into top ten in the ICC Test Rankings


Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
46(+15)Zak CrawleyEng537*37.16605 v Pak at Southampton 2020


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )Pat CumminsAus90821.59914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019
2( – )Neil WagnerNZ82526.32859 v Aus at Melbourne 2019
3(+4)R AshwinIndia82324.95904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016
4( – )J HazlewoodAus81625.65864 v India at Bengaluru 2017
5( – )Tim SoutheeNZ81128.7826 v Pak at Mount Maunganui 2020
6(-3)J AndersonEng80926.52903 v India at Lord’s 2018
7(-1)Stuart BroadEng80027.71880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016
8(+1)Kagiso RabadaSA75323.36902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
9(-1)Jasprit BumrahIndia746*22.1834 v WI at Jamaica 2019
10( – )Mitchell StarcAus74427.57807 v NZ at Perth 2019


Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
28(+3)Jack LeachEng578*!29.5578 v India at Ahmedabad 2021
38(+30)Axar PatelIndia469*!9.44469 v Eng at Ahmedabad 2021
72(+16)Joe RootEng241*!41.83241 v India at Ahmedabad 2021


All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest Rating
1( – )Jason HolderWI407485 v Eng at Southampton 2020
2( – )R JadejaIndia394438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017
3( – )Ben StokesEng384497 v WI at Old Trafford 2020
4( – )S Al HasanBan352489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017
5( – )R AshwinIndia346492 v Eng at Mohali 2016


* indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.

! indicates career-highest rating

For more information on player rankings, please click here.



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