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The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the latest Test rankings on Sunday. In this, Indian opener batsman Rohit Sharma jumped 6 places to reach a career-best 8th ranking. At the same time, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also gained 4 places. He has become one of the top-3 bowlers in the world.
Akshar Patel gained 30 places and also reached a career-best 38th ranking. Whereas, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant suffered losses in the rankings of batsmen.
Rohit scored 296 runs in 3 Tests against England
The ICC has released this ranking after the third Test between India and England. In the current Test series against England, Rohit has scored 296 runs in 3 matches at an average of 59.20. He is the highest run-scorer in the series for India so far. At the same time, they are second after the overall route. Root has 333 runs in 3 matches.
Damage to Pujar-Pant, Stokes also rolled
Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant suffered losses in the batsmen rankings. Pujara dropped from 8th to 10th position. At the same time, Rahane slipped from 12th to 13th and Pant from 11th to 14th. There are 5 batsmen from India among the top-15 batsmen. Apart from this, Ben Stokes also dropped out of the list of top-10 batsmen. He suffered a loss of 1 place and went from 10th to 11th.
Williamson tops Smith with second place
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson leads the table with 919 points, while Australian batsman Steve Smith (891) remains at number two. Australia’s Marnus Labuschen is at number three. England captain Joe Root remains at number four and Indian captain Virat Kohli at number 5.
Ashwin reaches top-3, Akshar gains 30 places
Ashwin and Akshar, who bowled brilliantly in the third Test against England, also benefited in the ICC Bowlers Test rankings. Ashwin jumped to 4th position with a jump of 4 places. At the same time, Akshar, who took 11 wickets in the Motera Test, jumped 30 places to achieve the 38th rank. Ashwin has taken the most 24 wickets in 3 Tests against England. At the same time, Akshar is second with 18 wickets.
Leach and Root gain in bowling rankings
England’s third-highest wicket-taker in the series, left-arm spinner Jack Leach, also gained three places. He moved up from number 31 to number 28 in the bowlers’ rankings. At the same time, Root took 5 wickets in Motera. He climbed 16 places to 72nd in the bowlers’ rankings.
Bumrah, Anderson and Broad rolled up the rankings
The bowling top-10 includes two Indians. Apart from Ashwin, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah suffered a loss of one place and fell to number 9. English fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson performed poorly in the series so far.
Anderson lost 3 places and moved up to sixth place. At the same time, Broad reached number 7. At the top of the bowlers’ rankings is Australia’s Pat Cummins and New Zealand’s Neil Wagner. Ashwin is followed by Josh Hazlewood at number four.
2 players from India in the top-5 among all-rounders
India has 2 players in the rankings of all-rounders in Tests. Ashwin occupies 5th and Ravindra Jadeja at number-2. Jason Holder of the West Indies tops the table with 407 points. At the same time, England’s Stokes reached number three.
New Zealand tops and India at number two
Both New Zealand and India have 118–118 points in the teams rankings. However, New Zealand is ahead of India by a few digits. So it is at the top. Australia are in third place with 113 points.