Pujara and Pant climb the ICC rankings

Recent Stories

Pujara and Pant climb the ICC rankings

10 Jan 2019 013 Views Yash Mittal

A series-winning performance in Australia that saw Cheteshwar Pujara accumulate 521 runs across four Tests, has helped the India No.3 to rise to the third spot in the ICC rankings of top ten Test batsman.

In a series, where Pujara finally got the monkey off his back, as far as performing in overseas conditions is concerned, the gritty right-hander hammered three centuries including his overseas best score of 193.

But, the biggest beneficiary was the 21-year-old keeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant. The flamboyant left-handed batsman from Delhi enjoyed a great series Down Under where he scored 350 runs including a whirlwind 159 not out at the Sydney Cricket Ground beside taking 20 catches behind the wicket to break in the top-20.

Pant broke into the top-20 by gaining 21 spots in the points table and is currently ranked 17- the joint highest by a specialist Indian wicket-keeper along with Farookh Engineer. Further, Pant's leads the pack for the highest rating point at 673.


Highest rating point for an Indian wicket-keeper

  1. Rishabh Pant [673]
  2. MS Dhoni [662]
  3. Farookh Engineer [619]


While the 21-year-old is still a work in progress, Rishabh Pant has made an impressive start to his Test career. He is already the only Indian wicket-keeper to score two hundred in SENA countries besides equalling the world record of most number of catches in a single Test- 11 in Adelaide.

While Skipper Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah retained their respective spot of 1 and 16 respectively in the points table, other beneficiaries were Kuldeep Yadav, who leapfrogged seven ranking slots thanks to his five-wicket haul at the SCG while Mohammad Shami gained one spot.

Yash Mittal

Writer

MOST RECENT

India vs England:- Mumbai, Guwahati to host England Women

18, Jan 19

Mumbai's iconic Wankhede Stadium and Baraspara Ground in Guwahati will play host to the 50-over World Champions, English Women, the BCCI announced on Thursday.

Batsmen with most ODI hundreds since 2015 World Cup

17, Jan 19

With the change of playing conditions and the use of two new balls, we have seen an upward shift in the par score that teams score these days. But, however, the conditions, scoring hundreds consistently requires a plethora of patience and concentration.

India vs Australia- 3rd ODI Preview

17, Jan 19

India returns to the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground- a place where they nearly sealed the historic Test series, Virat Kohli's side has a chance to complete a double on the troubled hosts. This is India's only second bilateral ODI series in Australia [they lost 1-4 in 2016], and a win will certainly be momentous in what has already been a legacy-defining tour.

On This Day:- Kumble scales Mount 600 in Test Cricket

17, Jan 19

Ten years ago, the Indian Cricket team- led by Anil Kumble experienced it to the hilt as after the ugly scenes that had marred the preceding Sydney Test as the Men in Blue turned the tables at probably the most hostile conditions for a visiting side in Australia- the W.A.C.A, Perth.

Spread the tell a friend