India is currently hosting England for a crucial bilateral Test series which would derive the second finalist for the World Test Championship at Lord’s against New Zealand. Both teams have been playing the longest format of the game on a tricky turning pitch which is creating difficulties for batsmen to score runs and also leading to low-scoring games which are not even going till the fourth day.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel have been doing a great job with the ball while Rohit Sharma has been the best batsman for the Indian team in the on-going series. The Mumbai batsman scoring runs in a crucial series on a tricky track has helped him attain his career-best rankings in the Test format. After anchoring the Indian batting in the second innings in the third match with a well-controlled 66, the opener also guided India over the finishing line with an unbeaten 25.
The Mumbai batsman currently ranks eighth, has 742 rating points, 20 more than his previous best of 722 in October 2019 when he ranked 10th. With a consistent performance with the bat in the previous two Test matches, the Indian vice-captain of the limited-overs has achieved a better ranking than Cheteshwar Pujara (10) and Ajinkya Rahane (13).