Pant continues to rise in MRF Tyres ICC Men's Test player rankings

Pant continues to rise in MRF Tyres ICC Men's Test player rankings
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Rishabh Pant's ascent at the MRF Tyres ICC Men's Exam Player Rankings continues unabated and he's now in a career-best seventh place after beating a match-winning 101 in the fourth Test against England at Ahmedabad, which India won by an innings and 25 runs to clinch the series 3-1.

Pant has moved up seven slots and shares seventh place with compatriot Rohit Sharma, who's inched up one place, also Henry Nicholls of New Zealand. Pant's 747 score points would be the joint-15th greatest by any India batsman, and also the greatest by a fulltime Evaluation wicketkeeper from his nation.

Washington Sundar, who also played a vital role in India's passage to the final of the ICC World Test Championship, has gained 39 areas and is at 62nd standing, as a result of his 96 not out, but captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara had below-par series. Kohli reaches his lowest points tally because November 2017 while Pujara is beneath 700 rating points to the first time since September 2016.

There was no surprise at the ranks representing liberally on spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel, who tore through the England innings period and again throughout the collection.

Ashwin, the participant of this show, has leapfrogged New Zealand's Neil Wagner to the next place among bowlers, the first time since August 2017, after completing eight wickets in the game. He's also ranked fourth among all-rounders, ahead of Shakib Al Hasan.

Patel's nine wickets have raised him eight locations to 30th with 552 evaluation points. Just two bowlers have attained more points following their first 3 Tests - prior India leg-spinner Narendra Hirwani (564) and Australia fast bowler Charlie Turner (553) who performed in the 19th century.

For England, Dan Lawrence has proceeded up 47 areas to 93rd one of batsmen with scores of 46 and 50 and James Anderson has moved up two places to fourth place after his haul of three to 44 at Ahmedabad.

Zimbabwe conquer Afghanistan inside two weeks and captain Sean Williams's knock of 105 at Abu Dhabi has helped him move up 24 places to 43rd.  Sikandar Raza is just another one to move up, a profit of eight locations carrying him around 56th position.

Blessing Muzarabani reentered the positions in a creditable 86th place after completing with six wickets in the game while Victory Nyanchi (up 37 areas to 57th) and Donald Tripano (up seven locations to 77th) were additional Zimbabwe bowlers to achieve.

For Afghanistan, Ibrahim Zadran (up 24 places to 69th) and Hamza Kotak (up 33 areas to 46th) obtained from the men's weekly standing upgrade, which comprised a T20I positions update from the past 3 games of their Australia-New Zealand series along with also the three-match West Indies-Sri Lanka series.

The MRF Tyres ICC Men's T20I Rankings watched Australia captain Aaron Finch move until the next place in fourth after scoring 197 runs from the show, which has been won 3-2 by New Zealand. Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis also moved up into the 90s at the positions while left-arm spinner Ashton Agar improved four places to fourth one of bowlers after finishing with eight wickets in the sequence.

For New Zealand, Martin Guptill has obtained three slots to make it to the eighth position after rolling up the string together with 218 runs while Devon Conway's 192 runs assisted him to 11th place with 192 runs.

The West Indies-Sri Lanka series, won 2-1 by hosts West Indies, watched Kieron Pollard, that smashed six sixes off an over from Akil Dananjaya at the very first game, has moved up four places into 53rd while Fabien Allen has transferred 44 areas to 42nd. For Sri Lanka, Danushka Gunathilaka (up 15 places to 55th) one of batsmen and Lakshan Sandakan (up nine places to 10th) have produced remarkable gains.