Ravichandran Ashwin back at the top of the ICC rankings as England’s James Anderson falls short of 10 points behind him

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Returning to the top of the ICC Test bowlers rankings is Ravichandran Ashwin. James Anderson of England is ten rating points behind Ashwin, who had a haul of six for 91 in the fourth Test that ended in a tie and has 25 wickets to lead the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The outstanding performance of veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the fourth Test against Australia has helped him reclaim the top rank among bowlers in the most recent ICC Rankings, which were released on Wednesday.

Axar Patel, a fellow left-arm spinner from India, moved up six spots to number 28 among bowlers. He also advanced to fourth place on the list of all-rounders, which is currently being led by Ashwin and Jadeja.

Jasprit Bumrah, a pacer who is battling a serious back problem, fell to number seven. Virat Kohli, the Indian batsman, rose seven spots to 13th after winning Player of the Match against Australia in the fourth Test. Shubhman Gill, who scored a superb century in the high-scoring game in Ahmedabad, also rose 17 positions to 46th.

The two Indian bats in the top 10 are Rishabh Pant, who is currently injured ranking at number 9 and captain Rohit Sharma, who places 10th. Usman Khawaja, an Australian starting pitcher, and Daryl Mitchell, a New Zealander batter, have both moved up significantly on the list.

Daryl Mitchell’s efforts of 102 and 81 in the dramatic triumph over Sri Lanka in Christchurch have helped him to a career-best eighth place as he breaks the 800-point level for the first time. Khawaja’s score of 180 in the drawn fourth Test against India in Ahmedabad has propelled him two positions to seventh position and to a career-best 815 rating points.

Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka is another player to move up in the batting rankings after scoring 47 and 115 to jump from 19th to 17th place. Najmul Hossain Shanto of Bangladesh rose 68 spots to rank 16 in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, as a result of his three innings of 51, 46, and 47 not out against England at home, which also earned him the Player of the Series title.

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