At 13th spot, Rishabh Pant is now world’s best-ranked keeper in Tests


India’s Rishabh Pant grew to become the top-ranked wicket-keeper batsman in the world after his sensational series-winning 89-run knock in the Brisbane match pushed him to a career-best 13th spot in the ICC Test batting rankings, issued on Wednesday.

Pant, who received many admirers for his fearless and mature batting, has 691 factors in his kitty. South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (677) is the subsequent greatest wicket-keeper batsman in the listing in the fifteenth place.

Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne’s first-innings century in Brisbane took him previous India skipper Virat Kohli (862 factors) to 3rd place with a career-best 878 score factors. Kohli missed the motion as he was on paternity go away.

Young India opener Shubman Gill continued his upward trajectory, transferring up from 68th to forty seventh spot after an important 91 in the second innings of the fourth Test, which India received by three wickets on Tuesday.

Middle-order mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara moved up one place to seventh after his dogged effort, whereas Mohammad Siraj jumped 32 locations to forty fifth after taking six wickets in the match, together with a five-wicket haul in the second innings.

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Debutant Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur too gained in rankings following their helpful contributions with each bat and ball.

Washington entered the rankings in 82nd (batting) and 97th (bowling) positions, whereas Thakur re-entered the batting listing in 113th place and bowling listing in sixty fifth place.

Australia captain Tim Paine moved up three spots to forty second after scores of fifty and 27 whereas quick bowler Josh Hazlewood leapfrogged New Zealand’s Tim Southee to the fourth spot after grabbing six wickets in the match, together with a haul of 5 for 57 in the primary innings.

England’s Joe Root has returned to the highest 5 together with his highest score factors tally (738) in two years after scoring a first-innings 228 to assist his crew win the primary Test in opposition to Sri Lanka by seven wickets in Galle.

Root has superior six locations, overtaking the likes of Pakistan’s Babar Azam and Pujara in the method.

England spinners Jack Leach and Dominic Bess made notable progress after their five-wicket hauls in Galle. Leach’s second innings’ figures of 5 for 122 lifted him three locations to fortieth whereas Bess’s 5 for 30 in the primary innings took him from 67th to fiftieth place.

Jonny Bairstow (up 5 locations to 58th in batting) and Sam Curran (up two locations to thirty ninth in bowling) additionally gained.

For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Thirimanne’s second innings century helped him progress 12 locations to 87th place whereas left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya (up six locations to forty seventh) and medium-pacer Asitha Fernando (up 11 locations to 96th) additionally gained.


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