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ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli slip in batting charts, Joe Root again in prime 3

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ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma, who threw his wicket away on Day 1 of the Indore Test in opposition to Australia, slipped to No. 9 within the newest batting charts. Harry Brook rose 15 spots to No. 16.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 1, 2023 14:50 IST

ICC Test Rankings: Rohit and Kohli slip in batting charts, Root again in prime 3 (AP Photo)

By India Today Sports Desk: India captain Rohit Sharma dropped to the No. 9 spot within the ICC Test Batting Rankings, up to date on Wednesday, March 1. The India captain slid 2 spots after managing two 30-plus scores within the 2nd Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Rohit started the sequence with a century within the Nagpur Test however the skipper has not managed to get going since.

On Day 1 of the Indore Test, Rohit Sharma was out stumped for 12 when he tried to cost down the observe and hit left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann out of the park. Rohit appeared disenchanted as he threw away his wicket after successful the toss for the primary time within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and opting to bat.

Rohit Sharma bought begins in each the innings within the Delhi Test however he was dismissed for 32 and 31.

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant dropped 2 spots to No. 8 within the batting rankings. Pant has not performed Test cricket since India’s tour of Bangladesh in December 2022. The star batter has been out of motion after struggling a number of accidents in a horrific automotive crash in December.

Former captain Virat Kohli additionally dropped a spot to No. 16 within the newest batting charts. Kohli has been struggling for consistency in Test cricket. Kohli, who has not scored a Test hundred since November 2019, managed simply 265 runs in 6 Tests in 2022. He has begun the New Year on a poor observe, scoring 98 runs in 5 innings within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Kohli appeared good on tough batting situations in Delhi and Indore however he was not capable of convert his begin into a giant knock.

While Kohli’s limited-overs kind appears to be witnessing an upswing, the previous No. 1 batter has not been capable of finding consistency in whites.


England’s Joe Root moved into the highest 3 in ICC Test batting rankings after his 153 not out within the 2nd Test between New Zealand and England in Wellington. Root leapfrogged Babar Azam and Travis Head to the third spot in batting charts.

Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith stay first and second respectively amongst Test batters.

New Zealander Tom Blundell is a brand new arrival within the prime 10, rising 4 locations to seventh after he helped the Black Caps to their well-known follow-on victory by one run within the second Test in opposition to England.

England younger gun Harry Brook continues his meteoric stand up the batting rankings after one other excellent century, climbing 15 locations to attract stage with Virat Kohli in sixteenth.

Brook has been in beautiful kind, scoring 800-plus runs, together with 4 lots of, in 5 Tests as he’s laying down an early marker within the longest format of the sport.


1. Marnus Labuschagne
2. Steve Smith
3. Joe Root
4. Babar Azam
5. Travis Head
6. Kane Williamson
7. Tom Blundell
8. Rishabh Pant
9. Rohit Sharma
10. Dimuth Karunaratne
16. Harry Brook
17. Virat Kohli

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Mar 1, 2023