Yashasvi Jaiswal moves up 14 spots to break into top 20 of ICC Test batting rankings

Jaiswal slammed double tons in the second and third Test against England.

Yashasvi Jaiswal | GettyYoung India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has been rewarded for his brilliance in the ongoing Test series against England with a new career-high spot in the ICC Test rankings.

The southpaw broke into the top-20 of the ICC Test batting rankings for the first time after scoring back-to-back double centuries against England.

Jaiswal slammed 209 in India's first innings in the second Test at Vizag and then hit an unbeaten 214 in the second innings of Rajkot Test to script India’s emphatic 434-run victory. As a result, he leapfrogged 14 spots to 15th in the batting charts.

Ravindra Jadeja, who was the Player-of-the-Match in the third Test, also moved up in the batting rankings from 41st to 34th position after his knock of 112 in the first innings.

Jadeja also returned with a seven-wicket match haul that saw him jumped three places to sixth in the bowling rankings.

Senior off-spinner R Ashwin, who entered the elite 500 Test wicket club at Rajkot, climbed a rung to the second position behind pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah in the bowling rankings

Jadeja and Ashwin continued to retain the top two spots in the Test all-rounders rankings. Jadeja strengthened his position among the all-rounders, going from 416 to a career-best 469 rating points.

India skipper Rohit Sharma moved up one spot to 12th in the batting list after scoring 131 in the first innings at Rajkot, while Shubman Gill (91) advanced three places to 35th after coming close to a century in the second innings.

Debutants Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel also entered the rankings in 75th and 100th positions, respectively.

Star batter Virat Kohli, who is not featuring in the series due to personal reasons, continues to be the only Indian in top-10 batters' chart at the seventh spot.

England opener Ben Duckett's whirlwind century (153) in the first innings at Rajkot lifted him 12 places to 13th.

New Zealand's Kane Williamson consolidated his position at the top of the batting rankings after smashing a century against South Africa in the second Test. He is followed by Steve Smith and Daryl Mitchell in the batting rankings.

(With PTI Inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 21 Feb, 2024

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