Ravichandran Ashwin shone with bat and ball in the second Test against England.© BCCI
Ravichandran Ashwin of India jumped to fifth place among all-rounders in the last ICC Test Player Rankings after his brilliant show with the bat and ball against England in the second match, while his captain Virat Kohli remained fifth among the batsmen. Ashwin hit an excellent 106 in India’s second innings and took eight wickets with his off-spin in the second Test against England at Chennai, which the hosts won by 317 runs on Tuesday. He has registered 336 points in a list with the West Indian Jason Holder (407 points). Ashwin’s spin bowling partner Ravindra Jadeja remained second with 403 points, followed by Ben Stokes (397) from England and Shakib Al Hasan (352) from Bangladesh.
34-year-old Ashwin remained statically in seventh place among Test bowlers with 804 points, while pacemaker Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested from the Chennai Test, also retained eighth place with 761 points with Australian pacemaker Pat Cummins (908) at the top of the Map.
Kohli, who scored 0 and 62 in Chennai, retained fifth position among batsmen with 838 points. New Zealand’s Kane Williamson (919) retained the top spot with Australia’s Steve Smith (891) in second.
Another Australian Marnus Labuschagne (878) moved up to third place while England captain Joe Root (869) slid to fourth place after his two innings of 6 and 33 in the Chennai Test.
Another Indian Cheteshwar Pujara – 21 and 7 in Chennai – dropped to eighth place with 727 points.
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