Ashwin retains No.2 spot in Test bowlers ranking

Dubai (PTI): Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has managed to retain his second spot in the lastest ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers issued today, while no Indian features in the top 10 batsmen list.

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Ashwin (871) trails England’s Stuart Broad (872) by just a point while another Englishman James Anderson has returned to the top three following his 10-wicket haul at Headingley against Sri Lanka to leapfrog Yasir Shah of Pakistan and South Africa’s Dale Steyn. Anderson earned 49 points for his performance, which has put him on a career-high 854 points.

The ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmenb was being headed by Australia captain Steven Smith (925), followed by England’s Joe Root (876), New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (868), South Africa’s Hashim Amla (860) and veteran Pakistan batsman Younus Khan (826).

Besides, Ashwin continues to head the Test all-rounders’ ranking with 406 points. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is second ahead of England’s Broad.

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