ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah retain top 10 spots; Shardul Thakur makes huge gain after Oval heroics – Team India trio Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja were amongst the stars of the show as Virat Kohli and Co. clinched a memorable win in the 4th Test vs England at the Kennington Oval. Sharma scored his first overseas century to help India take a huge lead, while Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah made massive inroads on Day 5 to trigger a collapse and force a 157-run win. Their performances saw them make their mark in the ICC Test player rankings, along with Shardul Thakur, who chipped in with both bat and ball.
ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma retains 5th spot, extends lead over Virat Kohli to 30 points
India opener Rohit Sharma remains fifth but his match-winning 127 in the second innings sees him increase the lead over his captain Virat Kohli from seven to 30 rating points. The Hit-Man has been in fine form throughout the tour and made it count in the 4th Test, scoring a scintillating century to set the tone for India’s win. Sharma’s hundred was the first time he had crossed the three-figure mark overseas in red-ball cricket as he extended his lead as India’s best Test batsman in the rankings.
ICC Test Rankings: Jasprit Bumrah climbs up to ninth after a fiery Oval spell
↗️ Woakes enters top 10 in all-rounders list
↗️ Bumrah moves up one spot in bowlers rankings
— ICC (@ICC) September 8, 2021
Jasprit Bumrah climbed one spot into ninth in the bowler’s rankings, after finishing with two wickets in each innings of the match. The fast-bowler was the catalyst as his fiery post-lunch spell on Day 5 triggered England’s collapse and handed India a boost and eventually the win. Bumrah has been India’s leading wicket-taker in the series with 18 scalps and is only three behind Ollie Robinson’s total of 21 after four Test matches.
ICC Test Rankings: Ravindra Jadeja closes down on Ben Stokes, India’s best-ranked all-rounder
Ravindra Jadeja remains third in the rankings among all-rounders, closing down on England star Ben Stokes, who continues to remain absent following a mental health break. While Jadeja did not contribute much with the bat, he did so with the ball in hand, chipping in with the wickets of Haseeb Hameed and Moeen Ali on Day 5. His four-wicket haul from the match sees him pip Shakib Al Hasan, who rose to fourth after Ravichandran Ashwin’s ranking suffered from his stint out of the team.