Senior India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s outstanding performance 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.
Ashwin is 10 rating points ahead of England seamer James Anderson, who took six for 91 in the drawn fourth Test and was the leading wicket-taker in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 25 scalps.
Axar Patel, another Indian left-arm spinner, climbed six places to 28th among bowlers. He also climbed to fourth place in the all-rounder rankings, trailing only Ashwin and Jadeja.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah has dropped to seventh place among bowlers as he recovers from a recurring back injury.
Shubhman Gill, who scored a century in the high-scoring match in Ahmedabad, jumped 17 places to 46th.
The Indian batters in the top ten are the injured Rishabh Pant (9th) and skipper Rohit Sharma (10th).
Australia’s Usman Khawaja and New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell have both risen to the top of the list.
Khawaja’s 180 in the drawn fourth Test against India in Ahmedabad has propelled him to seventh place and a career-high 815 rating points, while Mitchell’s knocks of 102 and 81 in the epic victory over Sri Lanka in Christchurch have propelled him to eighth place and a career-high 800 rating points for the first time.
Temba Bavuma’s match-winning 172 for South Africa has moved him 14 spots to a career high 15th position in the latest weekly update, which also takes into account performances in the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies in Johannesburg.
Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka is another to move up the batting rankings, with scores of 47 and 115 propelling him from 19th to 17th place.
Bangladesh batter Najmul Hossain Shanto’s scores of 51, 46 not out, and 47 not out not only earned him the Player of the Series award at home against England but also moved him up 68 places to 16th in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.
Nepal batters Rohit Paudel (up four places to 55th) and Aasif Sheikh (up 16 places to 62nd), as well as leg-spin bowler Sandeep Lamichhane (up five places to 21st), have advanced in the ODI Rankings as a result of their performances in matches of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 in Kirtipur, Nepal.