Pacer Ishant Sharma broke into the bowlers’ top-20, while Cheteshwar Pujara entered the top-20 of batsmen’s list as Indian cricketers gained significantly in the latest ICC Test rankings following their first series triumph in Sri Lanka in 22 years.
Pujara, at 20th place in the ranking list, is now the second India batsman to feature in the top 20 following Virat Kohli who drop to 11th down by one place. Rohit Sharma has moved up two places to 48th, Ravichandran Ashwin has gained five places and is now in 50th spot.
Meanwhile, there were no changes to the top 10 of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers. However, there were
improvements for Ishant who reached the 200-wicket mark and moved up three places to 18th.
Amit Mishra’s play in Sri Lanka has elevated him two places to a career-high 37th, while Umesh Yadav has also improved his ranking by two places to 42nd.