Rohit Sharma & Co reclaim World No 1


ICC Test Rankings: India go top of ICC Test Rankings – India’s 2-0 win in the Test series against Sri Lanka meant, Rohit Sharma on his captaincy debut took India to World No 1 Test team momentarily. India with 116 points are now ranked No 1 but there is a caveat. If Australia beat Pakistan in the Karachi Test, India will slip to second. Follow PAK vs AUS and IND vs SL Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

As for the official rankings, India are now ranked No 2 with 116 points but if Australia lose to Pakistan, they will lose four points, slipping to No 2 behind India with 115 points.

ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma & Co go top of World Test Rankings with Sri Lanka CLEAN SWEEP but with a caveat – Check full rankings

ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma & Co go top of World Test Rankings with Sri Lanka CLEAN SWEEP but with a caveat - Check full rankings

ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma & Co go top of World Test Rankings with Sri Lanka CLEAN SWEEP but with a caveat – Check full rankings

ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma & Co go top of World Test Rankings with Sri Lanka CLEAN SWEEP but with a caveat – Check full rankings

However, if Australia manage to beat Pakistan in the second Test, Pat Cummins led side will reclaim the top spot and will go clear from India. Australia are currently in a commanding position to win the 2nd Test in Karachi.

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ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma & Co go top of World Test Rankings with Sri Lanka CLEAN SWEEP but with a caveat - Check full rankings

ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma & Co go top of World Test Rankings with Sri Lanka CLEAN SWEEP but with a caveat – Check full rankings

As for the match, Rohit Sharma & Co thumped Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the Pink-Ball Day/Night Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday. Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne slammed a fine century but it went in vain as Sri Lanka folded for 208 on Day 3 to hand India the series 2-0.

Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer were the architects of the fantastic win in Bengaluru. Jasprit Bumrah bagged a fifer to bowl out Sri Lanka for 109 in the first innings while Shreyas Iyer slammed twin half-centuries besides Rishabh Pant’s fastest Test fifty by an Indian. R Ashwin starred with the ball in the 2nd innings, scalping four wickets for 55 runs.

ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma & Co go top of World Test Rankings with Sri Lanka CLEAN SWEEP but with a caveat – Check full rankings

ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma & Co go top of World Test Rankings with Sri Lanka CLEAN SWEEP but with a caveat – Check full rankings

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With that, Rohit Sharma has now won 14 matches on the trot as India’s full-time captain.

India under Rohit Sharma’s full-time captaincy:

  • bt NZ 3-0 in T20 series
  • bt West Indies 3-0 in ODI series
  • bt West Indies 3-0 in T20 series
  • bt Sri Lanka 3-0 in T20 series
  • bt Sri Lanka in Test series 2-0

ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma & Co go top of World Test Rankings with Sri Lanka CLEAN SWEEP but with a caveat – Check full rankings

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