The outstanding performance by veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the fourth Test against Australia has helped him reclaim the top spot among bowlers in the most recent ICC Rankings, which were released on Wednesday.
James Anderson of England is ten rating points behind Ashwin, who had a haul of six for 91 in the fourth Test that ended in a draw and had 25 wickets to lead the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Fellow Indian left-arm spinner Axar Patel climbed six places to 28 among bowlers. He also rose to the fourth spot in the all-rounder’s list led by Ashwin and Jadeja. Jasprit Bumrah, a pacer who is battling a reoccurring back injury, fell to bowler number seven.
Virat Kohli, the talisman Indian batsman, rose seven spots to 13th after winning Player of the Match against Australia in the fourth Test. Shubhman Gill, who scored a fine century in the high-scoring game in Ahmedabad, also rose 17 positions to 46th.
The two Indian batters in the top 10 are the injured Rishabh Pant (9th) and captain Rohit Sharma (10th).
Usman Khawaja, an Australian starting pitcher, and Daryl Mitchell, a New Zealander batter, have both improved significantly on the list.
Mitchell’s knocks of 102 and 81 in the epic victory over Sri Lanka in Christchurch have helped him reach a career-best eighth position as he touches the 800-point mark for the first time. Khawaja’s score of 180 in the drawn fourth Test against India in Ahmedabad has propelled him two spots to seventh position and to a career-best 815 rating points.
Temba Bavuma’s game-winning 172 for the home team in the second Test against the West Indies in Johannesburg has propelled him 14 spots to a career-best 15th position in the most recent weekly update, which also takes into account performances.
Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka is another player to advance in the batting rankings after scoring 47 and 115 to jump from 19th to 17th place.
Najmul Hossain Shanto of Bangladesh rose 68 spots to position 16 in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings as a result of his three scores of 51, 46, and 47 not out against England at home, which also earned him the Player of the Series award.
As a result of their performances in games of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 in Kirtipur, Nepalese batsmen Rohit Paudel (up four spots to 55th) and Aasif Sheikh (up 16 spots to 62nd) as well as leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane (up five spots to 21st) are among those to advance in the ODI Rankings.