ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Chandimal move to career-high spots
A win against India in the first Test has given Sri Lankan team many reasons to celebrate, especially the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) new rankings. Lankans’ 63-run victory over India at Galle saw Dinesh Chandimal and skipper Angelo Matthews go up on the ICC rankings chart.
Matthews has overtaken Kumar Sangakkara and moved up to fifth place in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen. He scored 64 and 39 in the first match of the three-match Test series against India. Wicket-keeper Chandimal was the highest gainer as he moved 22 places up to a career-high of 23rd, he was adjudged as the Man-of-the-Match for his 59 and 169 unbeaten scores .
On India’s end, captain Virat Kohli who scored a century in the first innings is settled on the 10th position, where he is five points clear of Australia’s David Warner. Even Shikhar Dhawan moved up to a career-high like Chandimal, positioning himself at 32nd rank after scoring a healthy century in the same match. Dhawan also became the third Indian batsman to score consecutive century in overseas Tests after Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid.
Here are the top 10 ranked Test batsmen in the world:
|2||AB de Villiers||South Africa||890|
|4||Hashim Amla||South Africa||881|
|5||Angelo Mathews||Sri Lanka||860|
|6||Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||851|
|8||Kane Williamson||New Zealand||813|