Let us tell you that India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has moved up one place in the latest ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings released on Wednesday. He has now reached second place. While Ravindra Jadeja has gained seven places to join the top 10 bowlers. Jadeja has managed to reach the ninth position in the ICC rankings after taking 10 wickets in the second Test against Australia in New Delhi. He has reached the top 10 for the first time since September 2019. Injured fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is the other Indian bowler in the top 10, occupying the fifth position. England’s experienced fast bowler James Anderson is at the top of this list. Significantly, Australian captain Pat Cummins has slipped from the second position to the third position after the two Test matches played against India.
Akshar Patel’s batting also showed magic
Indian cricket team’s star all-rounder Akshar Patel has entered the top five all-rounders list, headed by Jadeja and Ashwin, thanks to his impressive batting in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne remains at number one in the list of Test batsmen followed by Steve Smith in second and Pakistan captain Babar Azam in third. India’s Rishabh Pant, who has been ruled out of cricket indefinitely following a car accident, has retained his sixth position while skipper Rohit Sharma has also retained his seventh position. England batsmen Ollie Pope (23rd), Harry Brook (31st) and Ben Duckett (38th) and New Zealanders Tom Blundell (11th) and Devon Conway (17th) have achieved career-best rankings.
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