Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant Witnesses Significant Gains In ICC Rankings
By CricShots - Oct 15, 2018 3:14 pm
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The young Indian cricketers Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant have made significant upward surges in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after their fine efforts in the second Test against the West Indies contributed to a 10-wicket victory that sealed a 2-0 series triumph for the home team.

Prithvi Shaw

Shaw completed a memorable debut series as he finished the Hyderabad Test in 60th place, a gain of 13 positions after knocks of 70 and 33 not out in the second Test. He had entered the rankings in 73rd place after a century on debut.

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On the other hand, Pant also continued his form with his knock of 92 help him move 23 positions to reach 62nd position. The Delhi batsman had started the series in 111th position. For the West Indies, captain Jason Holder has made significant gains in all departments. His haul of five 56 in India’s first innings has lifted him four places to a career-best ninth position among bowlers while his first innings half-century was good enough to help him gain three slots to reach 53rd position. Holder has also overtaken South Africa’s Vernon Philander to the third position among all-rounders.

The fiery Indian pacer Umesh Yadav cracked the top 25 among bowlers after starring role in the Indian win. He picked up six wickets in the first Windies innings and also returned his first 10-for in a Test. Yadav also rose four places and got to No.25 with 613 points, his career-best.

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On to the batsmen, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli held on to the No.1 spot, while his deputy Ajinkya Rahane moved into the top 20 following a jump of four spots. However, Kraigg Brathwaite remained in the top 20, at the No.19 joint with Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan, but slid four spots after scores of 14 and 0. The big movers among the batsmen were Roston Chase, Shaw, and Pant.

Chase scored 53 and 20 in the first Test and 106 and 6 in the second. That took him up 10 positions to 31st position.

The 2-0 series result sees top-ranked India gain one point while the West Indies have lost one point, without any change of positions in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings.