Many bowlers in the race for number one
Australia won the third Test by nine wickets, their first win on Indian soil since 2017. Ashwin now has 859 points, the same as Anderson, and is joint-top. The competition to become the world’s number one Test bowler has intensified as Australia captain Pat Cummins, South African pacer Kagiso Rabada and Australian spinner Nathan Lyon are not far behind the top-ranked bowlers.
Cummins, who opted out of the last two matches of the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy due to personal reasons, has 849 points and is in third place. Meanwhile, Rabada, who took eight wickets in the first Test against the West Indies, has climbed three places to reach the fourth position. He has 807 marks. Australian spinner Leon has moved up five places to ninth position after taking 11 wickets in Indore.
Rohit out of top-10
Australia opener Usman Khawaja has moved up two places to ninth in the batting rankings. Indian team captain Rohit Sharma is out of top-10. With a loss of two places, he has reached number 11. Virat Kohli is at number 20. Australia’s Marnus Labushen remains at number one. Smith is second and Joe Root is at number three.
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