Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin continued to dominate the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) latest world rankings released on Wednesday. He retained his second position in the list of bowlers and all-rounders. Ravindra Jadeja remains at the third position in the list of Test all-rounders. Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli have also retained the fifth and seventh positions respectively in the batsmen’s list. Rohit has 797 and Kohli has 756 points. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne (915 points) is at the top of the batsmen’s list.
England captain Joe Root (900) is in second place while New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (879) has dropped Steve Smith (877) from third place. Rohit, David Warner, Kohli, Dimuth Karunaratne, Babar Azam and Travis Head feature in the top 10. Ashwin is the only Indian in the top 10 among Test bowlers. He remains in second place with 883 rating points. Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins is at the top while Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is in third place. They are followed by Tim Southee and James Anderson.
Scott Boland, who made his Melbourne Test debut for Australia, took 6/7 in England’s second innings to score 271 ratings points and be ranked 74th. Jason Holder tops the list of all-rounders. He is followed by Ashwin, Jadeja, Shakib Al Hasan, Mitchell Starc and Ben Stokes. India is at the top of the Test team rankings with 124 points. New Zealand is second, Australia third and England fourth.