ICC Test Rankings: R Ashwin retains second spot, Kyle Jamieson moves up to third


New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson has climbed eight places to a career-best third place in the ICC Men’s Test Rankings after a stellar performance in the two-match ICC World Test Championship series against Bangladesh, which ended in a 1-1 draw. happened. The 27-year-old, who finished with eight wickets including six in the second Test in Christchurch, Richard Hadlee (909 in November 1985), Neil Wagner (859 in December 2019), Tim Southee (839 in November 2021) and Trent Boult (in May 2015) 825).

Left-arm pacer Boult has also moved up in the latest weekly updates that include the fourth Ashes Test and the second Test between India and South Africa to move up three places to 12th with nine wickets in the series.

India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is in second place.

Among New Zealand batsmen, Tom Latham has moved up two places to 11th place with 267 runs in the series, while Devon Conway’s total of 244 runs, including two centuries, saw him move up 18 places after just five Tests. Ranked in th. Ross Taylor has signed from Test cricket in December 2013 at 28th after achieving a career-best fourth position and 871 rating points.

Bangladesh’s Liton Das has moved up 17 places to a career-best 15th place with 196 runs, while Mominul Haque (up eight places to 37th) and Najmul Hossain (up 21 places to 87th) have also made significant progress among the batsmen. Fast bowler Ibadat Hossain has moved up 17 places to 88th place with nine wickets in the series, which ended with New Zealand and Bangladesh finishing sixth and seventh respectively in the WTC points table.

Usman Khawaja made a memorable return to the Australian team with a player of the match effort in the fourth Test between Australia and England in Sydney. The 35-year-old left-hander’s scores of 137 and an unbeaten 101 saw him re-enter the rankings at 26th on the list led by his compatriot Marnus Labuschagne.

Steve Smith has moved past Kane Williamson to third place among batsmen, while Scott Boland has moved up 24 places to 49th among bowlers. Cameron Green has moved up 11 places to 89th among batsmen and 10 places to 75th among bowlers.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has moved up nine places to 18th place with scores of 66 and 60, while Jonny Bairstow’s 113 and 41 have moved him up 16 places to 55th. Stuart Broad has moved up two places to 14th and Mark Wood has moved up from 41st to 38th.

South Africa captain Dean Elgar’s match-winning knock of 96 not out in Johannesburg has pushed him back into the top 10 for the first time since January 2019. His compatriot Temba Bavuma is up four places to 35th after his first-innings half-century.

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Fast bowler Duane Olivier has re-entered the bowlers’ list at 22nd position, with Lungi Ngidi (up three places to 27th) and Marco Jansson (up 43 places to 54th) also leading.

For India, Shardul Thakur moved up 10 places to 42nd after an eight-wicket haul, which included seven wickets in the first innings.

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