Ravichandran Ashwin has held his second position in the bowling rankings after his excellent performance against England, where he took 32 wickets in 4 matches. King Kohli also retained his 5th spot in the batting rankings despite scoring only 172 runs in the 4 Test matches against the Englishmen. Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant’s consistent performances has kept him at his career-best rank of 6th.
Talking about other Indian players, Ravindra Jadeja (16th), Ishant Sharma (17th) and Mohammed Shami (18th) all have dropped a place each.
On the other hand, Babar Azam, who recently surpassed Virat Kohli at the top of the ODI batting rankings and was named ICC Player of the Month for April, dropped one place to move to 10th in Tests. Meanwhile, Pakistan bowlers earned some improvement in their rankings after a solid performance against lacklustre Zimbabwe. Hasan Ali has jumped six places to 14th, while Shaheen Afridi has climbed nine places to 22nd, and Nauman Ali has shifted from 54th to 46th.
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After an excellent second Test against Bangladesh in Kandy, where his side led by 209 runs to win the two-match series 1-0, former Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne closed in on a top-10 spot on Wednesday. In the second Test, he had scored 118 and 66, which has now taken him up four places to 11th.
With subsequent performances of 33 and 80, Regis Chakabva has climbed 16 places to 81st place for Zimbabwe. At the same time, Luke Jongwe has joined the rankings at 133. With a three-for-82 haul, fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani moved to 51st place. Meanwhile, Tendai Chisoro has climbed 11 places to the 110th position.
In the latest ICC rankings, 3 Indian batters still keep their place in the top-10 list. And in the team rankings, the Men in Blue however retain their number top spot.