Rishabh Pant climbs to 6th spot in ICC Test rankings for batsmen, Kohli retains 5th spot


Dubai: India wicket keeper Rishabh Pant climbed to 6th place, his best ever in the ICC Test ranking for batsmen. Meanwhile, Indian captain Virat Kohli retained his 5th place, while Rohit Sharma also jumped a place to take 6th place with Rishabh Pant and New Zealander Henry Nicholls.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne moved closer to the top 10 after a successful second test against Bangladesh in Kandy which his side won by 209 points to win the two-game series 1-0.

The opening batsman hit 118 and 66, climbing four places to 11th in the list led by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Karunaratne’s best career ranking is the sixth, reached in August 2019. He is Sri Lanka’s highest ranked test batsman with Angelo Mathews, next in the list in 24th position.

Niroshan Dickwella (up to four places in 31st), Oshada Fernando (up to 10 places in 58th) and Lahiru Thirimanne (up to 13 places in 60th) are the other drummers from Sri Lanka to advance while the left spinner Praveen Jayawickrama is the 11-for-178 Player of the Match, the best numbers for a Sri Lankan in his Test debut, sees him enter the table in 48th place.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal’s 92 and 24 shots saw him climb three spots to reach 27th position, while Mushfiqur Rahim and captain Mominul Haque advanced one slot each to reach 21st and 30th, respectively. positions, in the latest Men’s Weekly Update which includes the first try between Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

Pakistan’s quick scorer Hasan Ali of nine for 89 in the first test against Zimbabwe in Harare not only earned him the player of the match award for playing in the innings win, but also saw him up 15 spots and to reach a 20th position, better in career. among the bowlers.

Left-arm quick pitcher Shaheen Afridi (up two places at 31st) and left-arm spinner Nauman Ali (up 12 places at 54th) also advanced in the bowlers list while left-handed batsman Fawad Alam continues. his fine run 31 places for a 47th best career position after scoring 140, his fourth century in 10 test matches. Abid Ali is up six places to 78th position.

For Zimbabwe, Regis Chakabva climbed two places to reach 97th position while fast pitcher Blessing Muzarabani advanced 26 places to 55th position with digits of four for 73.



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