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Mayank Agarwal Comes Close To Top-10 ICC Test Rankings
By CricShots - Dec 8, 2021 7:12 pm
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The veteran Indian spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin has reached second place on the all-rounder’s charts in ICC Test Rankings after his series-winning performance against New Zealand in the recently-concluded 2-match series. Ashwin has taken a lead of a couple of places, leapfrogging compatriot Ravindra Jadeja and England all-rounder to the 2nd spot.

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Ravichandran Ashwin 

Ashwin, with 360 rating points, is 22 points behind West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder on the ICC rankings and 12 ahead of Stokes, who witnessed a poor start to the Ashes campaign on Wednesday at the Gabba. Jadeja has now dropped to the 4th spot. Ashwin hit 70 runs, chipping in with crucial contributions, and scalped 14 wickets as India won the Test series 1-0 against the world champions.

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R Ashwin also won his 9th Player of the Series Award after starring in the 2-match Test series. On the batting side, Indian opener Mayank Agarwal’s superb outing in the Test match was rewarded with a hike of 30 places, with his 712-rating the best of his Test career. Agarwal made 150 and 62 across his two innings in Mumbai.

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Mayank Agarwal won the man of the match award

Mayank had been in the top 10 of the batting charts in 2019 wherein he hit two double centuries in back-to-back series. However, he had slipped behind following an inconsistent run. Meanwhile, Ashwin retained his 2nd spot in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings which is topped by Pat Cummins.

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Pace bowler Mohammed Siraj has taken a leap of 6 places to 41 after the new-ball burst that jolted New Zealand in Mumbai while Jasprit Bumrah retained his 10th spot despite missing the 2-match series at home.

ICC Test All-Rounder Rankings

  1. Jason Holder – 382
  2. R Ashwin – 360
  3. Ben Stokes – 348
  4. Ravindra Jadeja – 346
  5. Shakib Al Hasan – 327
  6. Kyle Jamieson – 303
  7. Mitchell Starc – 275
  8. Pat Cummins – 249
  9. Chris Woakes – 239
  10. Colin de Grandhomme – 223

Indian Batters On ICC Test Rankings

5. Rohit Sharma -797

6. Virat Kohli – 756

11. Mayank Agarwal – 712

17. Cheteshwar Pujara – 659