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R Ashwin ascends to the pinnacle, reclaiming the coveted No. 1 spot as the Test cricket maestro among bowlers!

Ravichandran Ashwin
R Ashwin took nine wickets in his 100th Test, against England in Dharamsala.

Dominance Continues for R Ashwin in Men’s Test Bowling

In a remarkable feat, the seasoned Indian offspinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, has reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in men’s Tests for the sixth time. This stellar achievement follows his exceptional performance, securing a nine-wicket haul during the fifth Test against England in Dharamsala. Ashwin’s prowess and consistency have solidified his standing as a cricket maestro.

Unveiling Ashwin’s Triumph

R Ashwin, known for his cunning spin and strategic approach, has once again asserted his dominance on the Test cricket stage. His phenomenal nine-wicket display in Dharamsala showcased his unparalleled skill, earning him the prestigious No. 1 bowler ranking.

Dynamic Shifts in Test Bowling Rankings

While Ashwin claims the top spot, Australian speedster Josh Hazlewood achieves a career-best ranking at No. 2. Hazlewood’s stellar performance, highlighted by a six-wicket haul in the Christchurch Test against New Zealand, has propelled him to new heights in the rankings.

Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav’s Moves

Jasprit Bumrah, previously holding the No. 1 position, now finds himself at No. 3 in the Test bowling rankings. Meanwhile, left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav has surged an impressive 15 places, attaining a career-best 16th position after an impactful performance in the Dharamsala Test.

Batting Brilliance in Test Rankings

In the men’s Test batting rankings, the Indian batting lineup exhibits commendable performances. Captain Rohit Sharma ascends five places to claim the sixth spot, Yashasvi Jaiswal rises two spots to eighth, and Shubman Gill achieves a career-best No. 20 ranking.

Jaiswal’s Remarkable Journey

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s rapid rise in the rankings is a testament to his prowess, accumulating 740 rating points after just nine Tests. This places him among the elite, with only Australians Don Bradman and Mike Hussey boasting higher aggregates.

ODI and T20I Rankings Overview

Ireland’s Harry Tector makes waves in the men’s ODI batting rankings, securing the fourth position after a stellar performance against Afghanistan. In the T20I rankings, Suryakumar Yadav, Phil Salt, and Mohammad Rizwan lead the charts.

Top Bowlers and Allrounders

Keshav Maharaj, Hazlewood, and Adam Zampa top the bowlers’ rankings in men’s ODIs, while Adil Rashid, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Akeal Hosein dominate the T20 internationals. Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Nabi, and Shakib Al Hasan showcase their all-round brilliance in men’s Tests, ODIs, and T20 internationals, respectively.

Team Rankings: India at the Pinnacle

India stands as the No. 1 team across formats, underscoring their cricketing supremacy. Australia and England follow closely in Tests, while Australia and South Africa hold strong positions in ODIs. In T20 internationals, England and Australia secure second and third places, completing the formidable trio in the rankings. 

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