Jasprit Bumrah becomes the world’s top bowler in the ICC Men’s Test rankings, while Ravichandran Ashwin drops to third.
Jasprit Bumrah becomes the world’s top bowler in the ICC Men’s Test rankings
Bumrah went from fourth to top place following his Player of the Match performance against England in the just completed Vizag Test match.
The pacer delivered a superb spell of 6/45 in the first innings, securing India’s victory in the second Test of the ongoing five-match series in Vizag.
He followed it up with a three-wicket haul in the second innings, taking nine wickets as India won by 106 runs.
Jasprit Bumrah has surpassed Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Pat Cummins in the ICC Men’s Test bowling rankings as a result of his outstanding performance.
Bumrah has 881 rating points, which is his personal best thus far.
Ravichandran Ashwin, meanwhile, dropped from first to third place. Ashwin was wicketless in the first innings of the Vizag Test and currently has 841 rating points.
Kagiso Rabada (851 rating points) has remained second, while Pat Cummins (828) has slid from third to fourth place.
Jasprit Bumrah is not the only Indian who moved up in the new ICC Men’s Test rankings
While Jasrpit Bumrah has risen to the top of the ICC Men’s Test bowler rankings, his teammate Axar Patel has advanced in the all-rounder rankings.
Patel’s all-round performance in the first two Tests against England has propelled him from sixth to fifth place in the Men’s Test rankings for all-rounders. He currently has 286 rating points under his name.
Ben Stokes, England’s captain, has also moved up one position (from fifth to fourth) in the all-rounders’ rankings, with 295 rating points now.
Despite his recent outstanding performances with the ball, England’s Joe Root has slid from fourth to sixth place in the all-rounder rankings.
His rating points have dropped from 313 to 281 following a poor performance with the bat in Vizag.