R. Ashwin reclaims No.1 position in Test bowling department- The Indian Off Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had retaken his place in terms of ICC rankings for the Test bowlers. Ashwin had given an ideal performance in India’s win over West Indies the 4 test matches which were held at Antigua. Ashwin had ranked highest among all leaving back Stuart Broad and topped in the 2015 year end who left Yasir Shah back who took 10 wickets in Pakistan win at Lord’s last week.
The Series between India and West Indies at Antigua where Ashwin took 7 wickets for that he gained 5 points to make an score with 44 point lead over Yasir shah. While Yasir shah was moved down to the 5th position.While Stuart Broad got ranked above Ashwin and ranked 1st in January 2015 results. Which was also an historic result for England.
Ashwin had also scored 113 in India first innings which had also strengthen his position in all-rounders. According to past records Ashwin is the only Indian cricketer who ranked to in all-rounders after Vinoo Mankad and Kapil Dev.
While batting standards results were also released where England player Joe Root ranked on 2nd position with 901 points While Australian player Steve Smith secured the first position with 925 points leaving a difference of just 24 points between Joe Root and him. While Virat Kholi was ranked 12th in the list.
ICC Top 10 Bowlers List
|4||Dale Steyn||South Africa||841|
|7||Trent Boult||New Zealand||757|
|9||Morne Morkel||South Africa||724|
|10||Vernon Philander||South Africa||717|
ICC Top 10 Batsmen
|3||Kane Williamson||New Zealand||868|
|4||Hashim Amla||South Africa||860|
|5||AB de Villiers||South Africa||818|