Shreyas Iyer and R Ashwin benefited from good performance in Mirpur Test
Iyer made a big jump in the latest ICC Test rankings
new Delhi. Shreyas Iyer and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (R Ashwin) have been rewarded for playing match-winning innings in the Mirpur Test against Bangladesh. Iyer and Ashwin have made big jumps in the new ICC rankings released on Wednesday. Iyer has now moved from 26th to 16th in the Test rankings for batsmen. He has jumped 10 places. This is his best Test ranking.
At the same time, R Ashwin has climbed one place in the Test rankings for bowlers and is jointly fourth with Jasprit Bumrah. Both have an equal 812 rating points. Ashwin has also climbed up three places to be at 84th position in the Test rankings for batsmen. Australia’s Marnus Labushen is still the number-1 batsman of the Test.
R Ashwin scored an unbeaten 42 in the second innings of the Mirpur Test against Bangladesh. He had an unbeaten partnership of 71 runs in 105 balls for the 8th wicket with Shreyas Iyer. In this partnership, Ashwin scored 42 and Shreyas scored 28 not out. It was because of this partnership that India won the Mirpur Test by 3 wickets.
With this victory, India kept their hopes of reaching the final of the World Test Championship alive by clean sweeping Bangladesh in the 2-Test series. Ashwin also took 6 wickets in this match. At the same time, Iyer also scored 87 runs in the first innings of this test.
R Ashwin has also gained 7 rating points in the all-rounder’s ranking. He is second in this list after Ravindra Jadeja. At present, Jadeja has 369 rating points while Ashwin has 343 rating points in his account. Despite being the Player of the Series, Cheteshwar Pujara has dropped three places to be at 19th position, while Virat Kohli has dropped two places to be at 14th position.
Rishabh Pant is in sixth place among the batsmen. He played an inning of 93 runs in the Mirpur Test. He is the only Indian in the top-10. At the same time, Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who took five wickets in this Test, has also gained five places and has come at the 33rd position. Australian captain Pat Cummins ranks first in the bowlers’ rankings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 28, 2022, 15:35 IST