Joe Root and Rishabh Pant have made considerable gains in the latest Test Player Rankings after their match-winning performances in the Galle and Brisbane Tests.
Root has returned to the top five after scoring a first-innings 228 to help win the first Test against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
Pant’s unbeaten 89 on the last day in Brisbane sees him attain a career-best 13th position to become the top-ranked wicketkeeper in the batting rankings.
Marnus Labuschagne’s first-innings century took him past Virat Kohli to third position with a career-best 878 rating points.
Shubman Gill continued his upward trajectory, moving from 68th to 47th after a crucial 91 in the second innings, Pujara progressed one place to seventh position after his dogged effort and Mohammad Siraj jumped 32 places to 45th position after taking six wickets in the match.
Washington Sundar entered the rankings in 82nd (batting) and 97th (bowling) positions, while Shardul Thakur reentered the batting list in 113th position and the bowling list in 65th position.
England spinners Jack Leach and Dominic Bess made notable progress after their five-wicket hauls in Galle Test.
Leach’s second innings return of five for 122 lifted him three places to 40th while Bess’s first innings analysis of five for 30 took him from 67th to 50th.
Jonny Bairstow (up five places to 58th in batting) and Sam Curran (up two places to 39th in bowling) also gained.
For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Thirimanne’s second innings century helped him progress 12 places to 87th position.
Spinner Lasith Embuldeniya (up six places to 47th) and medium pace bowler Asitha Fernando (up 11 places to 96th) were the main gainers.
(Source : ICC)