ICC Test Rankings: Ashwin becomes third-best all-rounder, Shaheen Shah Afridi step foot in top five in bowlers list

By Piyush


Ravindra Jadeja step up to two places to 19th amongst bowlers with five wickets in the match and has also raised one place to second among all-rounders.

R Ashwin is the third-ranked all-rounder and 79th among batters.

The fascinating draw in Kanpur between India and New Zealand had quite a few accomplishments from either side that show in the latest ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings that also consists the first Test between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at Galle, which was won by the host side by 187 runs.

Shreyas Iyer’s Player of the Match attempt of 105 and 65 supported him enter the rankings in 74th position whilst starter Shubman Gill (up to six places to 66th) and Wriddhiman Saha (up to nine places to 99th) also made recognizable progress after securing half-centuries.

In the meantime, fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has made it to the top five of the Test rankings for the very first time in his career after a great show in the first Test facing Bangladesh which Pakistan triumph by eight wickets.

The 21-year-old left-armer, who snatched seven wickets counting a haul of 5 for 32 in the second innings of the Chittagong Test, has augmented three places to fifth position after overhauling James Anderson, Kagiso Rabada and Neil Wagner.

Hasan Ali, Shaheen’s new-ball partner too is at a career-best position after ending with a similar seven-wicket match trail that comprised a five-for in the first innings. Hasan has elevated five places to 11th place. His previous best in Tests was 14th, made in May this year.


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