Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has maintained the top spot among bowlers, while England’s Joe Root toppled Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne to become the world’s top-ranked batter in the ICC Test rankings.
Ashwin, who was ignored for the World Test Championship final against Australia earlier this month in London, remained the world No. 1 bowler with 860 points, followed by England’s James Anderson at second with 829 points. Among Indian bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah (772) and Ravindra Jadeja (765) occupied the eighth and the ninth spot respectively with no change in their rankings. India’s batting mainstay Virat Kohli slipped down one spot to occupy the 14th place, while captain Rohit Sharma was placed at 12th place.
Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant is the only Indian to feature in the top 10, taking the last spot, The big shake-up came at the top of batters’ rankings, as Root jumped five places to dethrone Labuschagne. Labuschagne dropped to third as a result of scores of 0 and 13 against England, with Kiwi veteran Kane Williamson jumping two places to second overall.