Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin retain top 10 in ICC test rankings | Cricket News



DUBAI: Bangladesh’s Liton Das and Sri Lankan veteran Angelo Mathews made valuable gains in the ICC Men’s Test rankings after strong performances in the first draw while there was no movement in the latest top 10 list published by the global body.
In the batting list, Marnus Labuschagne maintained his pole position while India captain Rohit Sharma and his predecessor Virat Kohli remained static at eighth and 10th respectively.
Similarly in bowling, Pat Cummins (901 points) has a 51-point lead over his closest rival Ravichandran Ashwin, who is trailed by fellow countryman Jasprit Bumrah.
India’s Ravindra Jadeja also remained at the top of the all-rounder rankings.
With only Sri Lanka and Bangladesh entered in a WTC series, it was inevitable that players from these two nations would earn points.
Wicket-keeper striker Liton moved up three places to 17th after scoring 88 in Bangladesh’s only innings, while Mathews’ player-of-the-match hit of 199 in the first inning lifted him five places in 21st place among the hitters on the list led by Australian Labuschagne.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal are other Bangladeshi strikers to have moved up in the latest weekly rankings update after scoring centuries that took Bangladesh to a total of 465.
Mushfiqur, who landed 105, moved up four places to 25th, while Tamim moved up six places to 27th after his runs of 133.
In the bowling rankings, versatile Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan moved up one place to 29th after finishing with four wickets in the match, while off-spinner Nayeem Hasan’s career-best figures of six for 105 in the first innings see him progress. nine places at 53rd.
Sri Lanka’s medium-fast bowler Kasun Rajitha moved from 75th to 61st after taking four wickets and Asitha Fernando is now in the top 100 of the list headed by Australian captain Cummins.


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