Rishabh Pant has become the best wicket-keeper batsman in the world thanks to his brilliant 89 run knock at the Gabba test. With his sensational knock, Pant, who is also known as the Indian Spiderman thanks to his on-field theatrics, has now 692 points in his kit which puts him at the 13th spot in the ICC Test batting rankings. India was given a challenging 328-runs to win and it was Pant who with his heroics wrote the script of the victory.
Pant is now followed by South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock who is in the 15th position with 677 points in his bag.
Team India captain Virat Kohli was overtaken by Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne. Labuschagne hit a century in the first inning of the fourth Test match and is now in the 3rd position of the ICC Test batting ranking. Virat Kohli who has 862 points missed being on the field as he was on his paternity leave.
21-year-old talented Indian opener Shubham Gill saw his upward trajectory continue as he also leapfrogged from 68th position to 47th. The young Indian opener played a crucial 91 run knock in the second innings and laid the foundation for the Indian chase in the final Test.
Middle-order defensive wall Cheteshwar Pujara also saw changes in his position in the ICC Test rankings. Pujara moved up one place and now sits at 7th position. Indian team’s recent find Mohammad Siraj who won the hearts of Indian fans after taking a 5-wicket haul in the second innings has jumped to the 45th position.
Washington Sundar who made his debut in the Gabba test has entered the ICC Test batting rankings thanks to his performance with both bat and ball. Washington Sundar is now in the top 100 batsmen and sits at the 82nd position. He also entered the bowling rankings and is now in the 97th position. Sundar’s debut would be one to remember as he went on to make a half-century and take 3 wickets in the final test. Shardul Thakur also re-entered the batting list thanks to his performance and is now in the 113th position.
Talking about the Aussies, Australian skipper Tim Paine slid up three positions and now is in 42nd position. Paine contributed with his batting by scoring 50 and 27 runs in the final test. Steve Smith saw no change in his position and continues to be in the top 3 batsmen in Test cricket. Smith is in the 2nd position falling behind Kiwi batsman Kane Williamson and right ahead of Marnus Labuschagne.