Indian opener Rohit Sharma took a massive leap in the ICC Test rankings for the batsmen, reaching the eighth spot. Rohit Sharma has been in fine form in the ongoing four-match Test series against England, in which India has a 2-1 lead. The right-handed batsman crafted valuable knocks in the second and third Test to script victories.
Rohit Sharma made a mark in the low-scoring game in the pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad, scoring 66 runs off 96 balls with 11 boundaries while opening the innings. The 33-year old was batting in a league of his own before left-arm spinner Jack Leach had his number. He finished unbeaten at 25 from 26 deliveries with three fours and a six to take India to a comprehensive victory.
In the third Test, once more, Rohit Sharma was in the scheme of things when he hammered 161 in the first innings. That lifted India’s total to 329 in the first innings that proved a bridge too far for England as they could not reach even 200 in both innings. As a result, the home side levelled the four-match rubber after losing the first fixture.
Rohit Sharma is second-highest run-getter in the current series against England:
With 333 runs in three Tests, Joe Root leads the run-scoring charts in the ongoing series, Rohit Sharma stands second with 296. He has accumulated those runs at a healthy average of 59.2. Amongst the bowlers, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jack Leach also made good strides.
Ashwin, who has starred with both bat and ball in the series, has risen to third in the Test bowling rankings, moving four places. Patel’s 11-wicket haul in the pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad has enabled him to surge to the 38th position, gaining 30 slots while Jack Leach jumped three spots to cement the 28th slot.