- Ashwin took a total of 8 wickets in the Mumbai Test.
- Mayank Agarwal scored a brilliant century in the first innings
- All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has slipped to the fourth spot
India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has moved up a place to the second position in the ICC Test all-rounders’ rankings. Opener Mayank Agarwal and New Zealand spinner Ejaz Patel have also taken a long jump.
Agarwal was the ‘Player of the Match’ in the second Test in Mumbai. He scored 150 and 62 runs in this match to move up 30 places to 11th in the men’s batting rankings.
He is just one place below his career-best 10th position which he achieved in November 2019. Born in Mumbai, Patel became the third cricketer to take all 10 wickets in a Test innings, equaling Jim Laker and Anil Kumble. He took 14 wickets in the match to move up 23 places to 38th position.
The left-arm spinner’s previous best ranking was 53 and was at 62 at the start of the series. The Mumbai Test was part of the ICC World Championship and the other ranking gainers after it were Indian opener Shubman Gill (up 21st to 45th), pacer Mohammad Siraj (up four places to 41st) and New Zealand batsman Daryl Mitchell (up 4 places to 41st). 78th position with a gain of 26 places.
Ashwin narrowed the gap between top-ranked bowler Pat Cummins after taking four wickets in each innings in India’s 372-run victory. Ashwin has gained 43 rating points, taking him to 883 points. This puts him 67 points ahead of third-placed Josh Hazlewood.
He moved up a place to the second position in the all-rounder’s list while teammate Ravindra Jadeja slipped to the fourth spot in the list, which is headed by West Indies’ Jason Holder.
Holder has moved up a place to 14th in the bowlers’ list updated on Wednesday. The list also includes performances in the Galle Test, in which Sri Lanka won the series 2-0 with a 164-run win and continue to top the ICC World Test Championship points table. Virat Kohli remains in fifth and sixth place respectively. Rohit did not play in the Mumbai Test while Kohli scored zero and 36 runs.