Dubai: Ravichandran Ashwin held on to his top spot, while Ravindra Jadeja rose a rung to be fifth on the all-rounders’ chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Tuesday. However, no Indian found a place in the top-10 of batsmen rankings even though Ashwin (2nd) and Jadeja (8th) represented the country in the bowlers’ list.
Elsewhere, Kane Williamson stood just two steps away from the top spot in the rankings for Test batsmen, which were released after the conclusion of the Dunedin and Hobart Tests.
Williamson has earned the rise to third place, just three points off South Africa’s AB de Villiers, thanks to two consistent knocks of 88 and 71, helping New Zealand extend their winning streak to 12 home Test victories in-a-row, after they beat Sri Lanka by 122 runs.
Williamson’s teammate Martin Guptill has jumped up a remarkable 18 places, after scoring 156 and 46. Guptill was rewarded with only his second man of the match award in Tests.
Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum has moved up two places to 17th, while his Sri Lanka opposite number Angelo Matthews has marked the visiting side’s presence in the top 10 batsman rankings, down one place to seventh.