The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the Test rankings of this month. Many players from India and England have gained points and some slipped the in current rankings.
Changes in Test Rankings
Opener Rohit Sharma has achieved his career-best 8th position in the ICC Test Batsmen’s Rankings. On Sunday he took a six-place jump after his impressive show in India’s 10-wicket win over England in the low-scoring third Test in Ahmedabad.
Captain Joe Root’s maiden five-wicket haul has been a big positive. He has reached the 72nd slot among bowlers in Test rankings. Root is 13th among Test all-rounders.
Meanwhile, ICC has revamped the ranking system from March. Therefore, rankings now will be updated weekly for both men and women.
ICC official’s statement said, “The change will not impact the way the rankings are calculated but what it means is that instead of rankings being updated at the end of a series (in ODIs and T20Is) or a Test match, they may be updated while a series or match is ongoing without performances in those matches being considered.”