Mayank climbs up to 11th, Ashwin remains second in latest ICC Test rankings

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08 Dec 2021 | 09:54 AM
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Mayank climbs up to 11th, Ashwin remains second in latest ICC Test rankings

New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel made up 23 places to career-best ranking of 38th in the latest ICC men's Test rankings

India opener Mayank Agarwal and New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel were the biggest gainers in the latest ICC men's Test rankings following their exploits in the second Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Agarwal, who made scores of 150 and 62 in the match, gained 30 places to reach 11th among Test batters, one spot below his career-best 10th. Patel, who became the only third bowler to claim all 10 wickets in a Test innings after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble in the same match, moved up 23 slots to 38th after achieving figures of 10-119 and 4-106.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin kept his second ranking among bowlers following his two four-wicket hauls in the Mumbai Test which India won by 372 runs. Ashwin gained 43 rating points to reach a total of 883 and is 67 points ahead of third-placed Josh Hazlewood.

India opener Shubman Gill (up 21 places to 45th), fast bowler Mohammad Siraj (up four places to 41st) and New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell (up 26 places to 78th) are the others to move up in the rankings, while Ravindra Jadeja slipped to fourth among Test allrounders.

Sri Lankan spinners Lasith Embuldeniya and Ramesh Mendis, who set up Sri Lanka's series win against West Indies at Galle last week, also gained substantially. Embuldeniya has gained five slots to reach 32nd position after finishing with seven wickets in the match, while Mendis has progressed 18 places to 39th with an 11-wicket match haul. 

Windies allrounder Jason Holder has gained one spot to reach 14th among bowlers in Wednesday’s update, that also considers performances from the Galle Test that Sri Lanka won by 164 runs to complete a 2-0 series victory and remain atop the ICC World Test Championship points.

Kraigg Brathwaite (up 10 places to 39th) and Nkrumah Bonner (up 17 places to 42nd) are the batters to move up for the West Indies but the one to gain the most after the Galle Test is Player of the Match Dhananjaya de Silva, who has advanced 12 places to 21st after his unbeaten 155 in the second innings.

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