Cheteshwar Pujara is the only Indian batsman who features in top ten list in latest International Cricket Council Test Rankings. He lost his seventh position in the rankings and step down to eighth position. Pujara has so far played 20 test matches after being selected for the Indian team for the two match home Test series against Australia in 2010, replacing Yuvraj Singh. He made his debut in the second Test of the series on 9 October 2010 at Bangalore after both Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman were down with injuries sustained in the First Test. He is unusually bottom-handed for someone who pays his bills through Test cricket – as in temperament.
Apart from Pujara, Murali Vijay’s got climbed twelve places to the 30th rank. He scored 146 and 52 in the two innings respectively helped him to snatch this position. He likes to play off the front foot, which can bring his downfall, but it also produces some sensational hits down the ground, including the trademark pick-up shot over wide long-on. After Pujara, he is the fourth highest Indian Batsman.
Virat Kohli got 13th position losing three places in this chart. Virat’s recent poor performance in the first test in England tour, 2014 is the main reason of this step down. Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is on the 27th position in this chart. Ab De Villiers of South Africa sits pretty at the top of this list.
Joe Root performed well in recent India England Series. He hit fourth century of his career in this series and became England’s highest-ranked batsman. His rank stepped up from 26th rank to 16th rank. Another Englishman Ian Bell got 20th position in this chart and became England’s second highest-ranked batsman.Alastair Cook is standing on 25th position.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar attracted everyone’s eyes by moving up at 46th place in the International Cricket Council Test Bowling Ranking chart, 2014. He performed magnificently in the last test series against England as he picked up 5 wickets for 82 runs.
Stuart Board was at 14th rank in International Cricket Council Test Bowling Ranking 2013, but this year his performance helped him to move up 4 places. This year he got 10th rank in this chart. Ravichandran Aswin’s rank dropped from 7th rank to 8th.He is the only Indian bowler who is in top ten bowler’s list. Pragyan Ojha and Zaheer Khan got 14th rank and 20th rank respectively. Another South African is standing at the top of this list, he is none other than Dale Steyn.
Ravindra Jadeja managed to retain his 2nd position in the International Cricket Council all-rounder’s list.