Following his all-round performance in the second Test against England in Chennai, Ravichandran Ashwin has made a steep jump in the ICC Test rankings for all-rounders. The 34-year-old picked 8 wickets and scored his fifth Test century in the second Test against England.
Ashwin has now jumped to the fifth position in the ICC Test rankings among all-rounders. Jason Holder currently tops the chart with 407 points followed by Ravindra Jadeja (403), Ben Stokes (397) and Shakib Al-Hasan (352) at second, third and fourth position respectively.
Ravi Ashwin has remained seventh in the Test bowlers’ rankings with 804 points to his name, while Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah is placed at the eight positions. Ashwin made significant progress in the batsmen rankings as well. His century in the second Test helped him gain 14 places to reach 81st position in the batsmen points table.
Rohit Sharma, who laid the foundation for a win in the second Test with a magnificent 161-run knock, jumped nine places to claim 14th spot among batsmen in Tests. His career-best ranking though, came when he climbed to 10th spot after scoring a double century against South Africa in Ranchi.
Rishabh Pant’s consistent performances with the bat in Test Cricket has now helped him move up to 11th position among batsmen in ICC Test Rankings. Playing his debut game in Test Cricket, Axar Patel claims 68th position to mark his entry in ICC rankings.
England vice-captain in Test Cricket, Ben Stokes has slipped from the top position among all-rounders, while Jack Leach has jumped 6 places to reach 31st position with 524 points.
India and England will play the third Test of the ongoing four-match series at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, beginning 24th February 2021.