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Prithvi Shaw moves up in ICC Test rankings

The two-match Test series gave sufficient opportunities to youngsters Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant to move up on the ICC Test rankings. A toothless bowling attack from the Windies meant that almost all the Indian batsmen put up impressive performances. With 465 points, 18-year-old Shaw jumped 13 places to No. 60, and Pant moved up 23 spots to No. 62 on the list.

Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut in the first Test at Rajkot, and in the second Test too, he scored a half-century. Pacer Umesh Yadav, who grabbed a 10-wicket haul in the Hyderabad Test, also moved up to his career-best slot of No. 25 with 613 points.

India won both the Test matches of the two-match Test series, held in Rajkot and Hyderabad. Prithvi was adjudged the man of the series for a century in his debut game and a 70 and 33* in the second match. In the Hyderabad Test, Umesh Yadav was adjudged man of the match for picking a 10-for. India next face West Indies in the five-match ODI series, which starts October 21.

Prithvi, who plays for Mumbai Cricket Association in the domestic circuit, has scored a century on every debut he has made, be it Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy or Indian cricket. The youngster is being constantly compared to the greats of the game, but only time will tell if he can live up to expectations.

Here's the list of team rankings:

  1. India – 116 points
  2. 2. South Africa – 106 points
  3. 3. Australia – 106 points
  4. 4. England – 105 points
  5. 5. New Zealand – 102 points
  6. 6. Sri Lanka – 97 points
  7. 7. Pakistan – 88 points
  8. 8. West Indies – 76 points
  9. 9. Bangladesh – 67 points
  10. 10. Zimbabwe – 2 points
  11. 11. Afghanistan – 0 points
  12. 12. Ireland – 0 points

 

 

 

 

 

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