After yet another brilliant performance in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, India’s premier pacer, Jasprit Bumrah has witnessed a huge jump in the latest ICC Test rankings. Bumrah, who was at 10th position, jumped six spots and is now placed fourth as he scalped eight wickets in the Day/Night Test played in Bengaluru, which India won by 238 runs. He surpassed Shaheen Afridi, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, James Anderson, Neil Wagner, and Josh Hazlewood in the Test rankings for bowlers.
The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, who had a quiet series against Sri Lanka accumulating just 90 runs in a couple of Test matches, held on to his sixth position to be the best-placed Indian player in the batting charts. Rishabh Pant, who was named Player of the Series, remained static at 10th.
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, has witnessed a dip of four places and how he is standing at the 9th place. Kohli scored 45 in the opening Test in Mohali, while in the second Test he had scores of 23 and 13. He is yet to score a century since his 136 against Bangladesh in November 2019.
Ravindra Jadeja, who emerged as the leading run-getter and scalped 10 wickets, was displaced as the top-ranked all-rounder. West Indies all-rounder, Jason Holder has once against reached the numero uno position in the all-rounder’s ranking. The in-form Shreyas Iyer was rewarded for his match-winning 92 and 67 against Sri Lanka as he took a giant leap, taking a leap of 40 places to be on 37th position in the batting chart.
Sri Lanka Test skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne jumped up to a career-best No 3 after his fighting 107 in the second innings in Bangalore.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Shakib Al Hasan, and Ben Stokes rounded off the top five in the all-rounders’ list. In the bowlers’ ranking, Mohammed Shami climbed up a spot to displace fellow countryman Ravindra Jadeja to 17th. Pat Cummins, Ashwin and Kagiso Rabada have retained the top three spots among the bowlers.