Ravichandran Ashwin retains 2nd spot in latest bowlers’ Test rankings

Veteran India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday retained his second spot in both the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings for bowlers and all-rounders.

Ravindra Jadeja managed to secure his third position in the list of Test all-rounders.

Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli have also retained their positions in the list of Test batsmen at fifth and seventh positions respectively.

While Rohit has 797 rating points, Kohli has 756 points.

The Test batting chart is led by Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne (915 points), followed by England captain Joe Root (900) while New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (879) has moved past Steve Smith (877) from third place. .

Rohit, David Warner, Kohli, Dimuth Karunaratne, Babar Azam and Travis Head are in the top-10.

Among Test bowlers, Ashwin is the only Indian in the top-10, who is stable at the second spot with 883 rating points.

Australia Test captain Pat Cummins continues to lead the pack, while Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is third behind Tim Southee and James Anderson.

Australia Test debutant Scott Boland also made his first appearance in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings for bowlers for his outstanding performance in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

Taking six for seven in England’s second innings on Tuesday, the 32-year-old Victoria pacer is ranked 74th with 271 points.

Boland finished the match for Australia by seven wickets in a thumping innings and 14-run victory.

In the list of Test all-rounders, the Indian pair of Ashwin (360) and Jadeja (346) are below West Indies’ Jason Holder (382).

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is in fourth place, while Mitchell Starc is in fifth place ahead of Ben Stokes.

India leads the Test team rankings with 124 rating points, while New Zealand and Australia are at the second and third positions respectively.

England is fourth behind Pakistan.

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