In the ever-evolving world of cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently revealed the updated Men’s Test rankings, shedding light on the standout performers in red-ball cricket. The developments offer a compelling narrative of the shifting tides in international cricket. As stalwarts hold their ground and emerging talents make their mark, the rankings reflect the continuous evolution of the sport.
Batters chart: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma make a hefty rise
At the pinnacle of the batters chart, the indomitable Kane Williamson continues to reign supreme. However, a noteworthy development is the ascent of Australia batter Marnus Labuschagne, surging three slots to claim the coveted fourth position. In a spectacular comeback, Virat Kohli has made a substantial climb, securing the sixth spot. Equally impressive is the rise of Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, who has catapulted four positions to firmly establish himself at No. 10.
Bowlers chart: Jasprit Bumrah makes good jump
The bowling arena witnesses a familiar face at the top as Ravichandran Ashwin maintains his dominance. However, a reshuffling of the ranks sees Pat Cummins surpassing Kagiso Rabada to seize the second position. Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian seam juggernaut, has experienced a commendable rise, ascending one spot to claim No. 4. This surge can be attributed to his stellar performance in India’s recently concluded tour to South Africa, where the right-armer showcased his mettle by securing 12 wickets in two red-ball games, including a noteworthy five-wicket haul.
All-rounders chart: Ravindra Jadeja continues to dominate
In the all-rounders ring, Ravindra Jadeja continues to stand tall at the pinnacle, showcasing his prowess with both bat and ball. Meanwhile, former England captain Joe Root has made a significant move, rising one spot and sharing the fifth position with Axar Patel. This development underscores the dynamic nature of the cricketing landscape, with the crackerjacks demonstrating their multifaceted skills on the field.
- 1 Batters chart: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma make a hefty rise
- 2 Bowlers chart: Jasprit Bumrah makes good jump
- 3 All-rounders chart: Ravindra Jadeja continues to dominate