Axar surges to career-best ICC Test rating, Kuldeep jumps 19 spots

Axar surges to career-best ICC Test rating, Kuldeep jumps 19 spots
Axar surges to career-best ICC Test rating, Kuldeep jumps 19 spots
India’s Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav rose up the latest ICC Test rankings

India’s Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav rose up the newest ICC Test rankings
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India all-rounder Axar Patel jumped 20 spots to succeed in a career-best 18th place whereas spinner Kuldeep Yadav catapulted 19 locations to forty ninth within the newest ICC Test bowling rankings launched on Wednesday.

Kuldeep, who was adjudged the Player of the Match for his eight for 113 within the first Test of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) in opposition to Bangladesh, has 455 ranking factors.

Axar, who claimed 5 5 scalps within the match, has 650 factors as he broke into the highest 20.

Meanwhile, the injured Jasprit Bumrah (4th) and Ravichandran Ashwin (fifth) continued their keep in prime 5.

Among batters, veteran Cheteshwar Pujara and younger Shubman Gill jumped 10 positions every to be sixteenth and 54th.

Pujara knocks of 90 and 102 within the first Test in opposition to Bangladesh final week helped him break into the highest 20 with 664 ranking factors.

The different Indian centurion of the match, Gill is 54th with 517 ranking factors.

Shreyas Iyer’s first innings 86 has lifted him 11 locations to twenty sixth as wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant continues to stay the top-ranked Indian batter at quantity six.

Skipper Rohit Sharma, who missed the opening Test as a result of thumb harm, is quantity 9 whereas the talismanic Virat Kohli moved a spot to twelfth.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has attained a career-best second place after notching two half-centuries within the remaining Test sequence in opposition to England in Karachi.

Babar’s knocks of 78 and 54 have helped him overtake Steve Smith, who managed 36 and 6 in a low-scoring sport between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane.

Babar, who’s ranked first in ODIs and fourth in T20Is, trails Marnus Labuschagne by 61 factors within the Test rankings.

Australia batter Travis Head, whose first innings rating of 92 was the very best within the Brisbane Test, has gained three slots to succeed in a career-best fourth place as he crosses the 800-rating level mark for the primary time in his profession.

His earlier finest was fifth place in January this 12 months.

England captain Ben Stokes (up locations to twenty third), South Africa’s Temba Bavuma (up eight locations to twenty fourth) and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan (up 4 locations to thirty seventh) are some others to maneuver up the batters’ listing.

England’s Harry Brook is within the prime 50 for the primary time after scoring centuries in all three Tests in Pakistan.

In the bowlers’ rankings, South Africa fast Kagiso Rabada has gained 4 spots to succeed in third place after grabbing 4 wickets in every innings at Gabba.

Rabada, a previously top-ranked bowler, was third in August this 12 months earlier than slipping down the desk.

Australia’s six wicket win noticed them consolidate their place on the prime of the WTC desk with India in second place.

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