ICC Test Rankings: Rohit, Saha Gain Points, Ashwin Drops to No. 3

Dale Steyn still leads the bowling chart in the ICC Test Rankings. 

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Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring a half century in the second test against New Zealand at Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)

India’s wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha and batsman Rohit Sharma have made notable gains and climbed up the ladder in the latest ICC player rankings for Test batsmen, although none of the Indians figure in the Top-10 list.

Saha's unbeaten knocks of 54 and 58, and Rohit's second-innings contribution of 82 not only enabled India to win the second match of the ongoing three-Test series against New Zealand and take an unassailable 2-0 lead, but also helped them earn huge ranking points.

Saha has gained 18 slots to reach 56th place, while Rohit has moved up 14 spots to 38th position in the batsmen's list, which is headed by Australian captain Steve Smith.

Wriddhiman Saha raises his bat after scoring a half century against New Zealand in the second test match at Kolkata. (Photo: AP)
Wriddhiman Saha raises his bat after scoring a half century against New Zealand in the second test match at Kolkata. (Photo: AP)

Cheteshwar Pujara is another India batsman to have climbed up a slot of 15th after scoring a total of 91 runs in the second Test, including a first innings knock of 87.

In the Test bowlers’ chart, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are the two Indians to figure in the top 10. While Ashwin has lost a position to be placed at 3rd spot, Jadeja has gained a place to be at the 6th position with four wickets in the second Test at Kolkata.

Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar's six wickets in the Kolkata Test, including a five for 48 in the first innings, helped him gain nine slots to reach the 26th place. His fellow pace bowler Mohammad Shami's two three-wicket hauls have seen him move up two places to the 23rd position.

South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has retained his Number 1 position as a Test bowler. Ashwin, meanwhile, continued to maintain his position at the top of the Test all-rounders' list.

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