ICC Cricket Ranking: Virat Kohli drops to third, Jadeja and Ashwin shares top spot in Test rankings
India and Australia played a thriller of a Test match in Bengaluru, in which the hosts fought from behind to register a great win by 75 runs. The pendulum of this test series now hangs in balance one all. After this Test, ICC player’s ranking in the longest format of cricket has seen some big changes.
The biggest change came for Ravindra Jadeja who now remains with Ravichandran Ashwin as the number 1 bowler in the ICC Test playing rankng. They turn into the first pair of spinners to share the top spot on the ICC Test bowling ranking. Dale Steyn and Muttiah Muralitharan were the last duos to share top spot in this catagory way back in April 2008.
Both Jadeja and Ashwin played a crucial part in India’s series leveling triumph, as they both trapped 6-wicket hauls in first and second innings separately. Nathan Lyon’s career-best figures of 8 for 50 picked him up two spots to sixteenth. Steve O’Keefe and Umesh Yadav likewise climbed in bowling chart, as they both gain one place to move to 28th and 29th place individually.
Regardless of two disappointments after Pune ton, Steven Smith regains his top spot in batsmen’s ranking, however his rating points indicates drop from 939 to 936. His counterpart Virat Kohli dropped one place to third spot, after four progressive terrible outings against Australia. Kohli’s 40 runs in his series took his points tally from 895 to 847.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane drove India’s fightback in Bengaluru Test with respective fifties, which additionally earned them rating points. Pujara moved five spots to achieve six and Rahane is presently set at fifteenth. KL Rahul, Man of the match from Bengaluru Test, jumped 23 spots to achieve 23rd spot in batsmen rating.
Matthew Renshaw and Shaun Marsh scored the fifties in the first innings and have reached 28th and 37th rank respectively.
Ashwin who is the Indian bowling spearhead, lost his top spot in all-rounder’s chart, after failing to deliver with the bat in all four innings of this series so far. Shakib Al Hasan gained seven points to lead Ashwin’s 434 with his 441 points.
Regardless of how the series ends, India will retain the number one team ranking till cut-off date after winning Bengaluru Test.
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