Prithvi, Pant make gains in ICC rankings

Hyderabad: Indian bowler Umesh Yadav celebrates with the teammates after dismissing the last West Indies batsman Hannon Gabriel on Day 3 of the second cricket test match, in Hyderabad, Sunday, Oct 14, 2018. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI10_14_2018_000076A) *** Local Caption ***

India captain Virat Kohli remains the number one Test batsmen, while Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant have made big gains in the latest ICC rankings following the home series against the West Indies.

Shaw, who led India to victory in the U19 World Cup this year, completed a memorable debut series as he finished the Hyderabad Test in 60th place, a gain of 13 slots after knocks of 70 and 33 not out. Shaw had entered the rankings in 73rd place after a century on debut.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Pant also continued his upward climb as his knock of 92 saw him gain 23 places to reach 62nd position. The Delhi batsman had started the series in 111th position and would be deriving satisfaction from the rankings gain after missing centuries in successive Tests, also dismissed for 92 in the opening match in Rajkot.

Ajinkya Rahane has gained four places to reach 18th position after his knock of 80, while Umesh Yadav has gained four slots to reach 25th position after becoming only the third India fast bowler to claim a 10-wicket Test haul on home soil.

For Local News and Immediate Delivery, download our Android App