The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday, released the rankings for the batsmen, bowlers, and all-rounders after the conclusion of the Border-Gavaskar trophy on Tuesday. Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has entered the top 7 after his heroics against Australia in Sydney and Brisbane.
Although, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin didn’t play in the final Test against Australia, both the bowlers have gained spots in the freshly released ICC Test rankings. While Ravichandran Ashwin has gained one spot and climbed to the number 8 position, Jasprit Bumrah has also gained a spot and climbed to the 9th position in the ICC Test rankings.
Indians Gain Spots As ICC Releases The Latest Rankings After Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has slipped a spot due to his absence in the Test series as he flew back to India after the first Test as he was granted a paternal leave by the BCCI. Virat Kohli is now at the fourth spot in the ICC Test Rankings while Marnus Labuschagne, the highest run-scorer of the Border-Gavaskar trophy, has claimed the third spot in the freshly released rankings.
Pat Cummins, the highest wicket-taker in the India-Australia series, has maintained his spot as the number one Test bowler in the world. Australia’s Josh Hazlewood also climbed a spot after the Brisbane Test as he picked five wickets in the first innings at Gabba and now he has moved to the fourth spot. Bumrah and Ashwin remain to be the two Indian bowlers in the top 10.
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Indian Youngsters Scale Massive Heights In The ICC Rankings
The Border-Gavaskar trophy 202-21 will always be remembered for the grit and determination showed by Indian young players including Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, and Washington Sundar. This has also reflected in their rankings as Shubman Gill has entered the top 50 and is currently at the 47th spot, making his entry into the top 50.
Mohammed Siraj has also made an entry into the top 50 for the first time as he is now placed at the 45th spot in the freshly-released Test rankings by the ICC. Siraj claimed the maximum wickets for India in the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Washington Sundar, who made his debut at the Gabba, has also entered the top 100 and is currently at the 97th spot in the bowlers’ rankings released by ICC.