IND vs AUS: Following the Australia series, seasoned Indian performers raise the ranks.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

IND vs AUS: Many Indian stars have gained ground on the most current MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings in recognition of their outstanding efforts during the just concluded Border-Gavaskar series against Australia.

Due to his 25 wickets at an average of 17.28, seasoned spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, 36, was voted Player of the Series, regaining exclusive possession of the No. 1 ranking among Test bowlers over England seamer James Anderson.

With his record-breaking century during the fourth Test of the series in Ahmedabad, Virat Kohli, a teammate, made a significant move in the Test batter rankings, moving up seven spots to 13th overall.

After scoring a brilliant 186 in the drawn final match of the series, Kohli ended the series at 1205 days without a Test century. The right-handed batsman is now India’s second best Test hitter, behind only teammates Rishabh Pant (in ninth place) and Rohit Sharma (in 10th place).

After an astounding 264 runs across the four games, Axar Patel’s strong series with the bat was recognised, as he rose eight spots to 44th on the list of batters and one spot to fourth overall on the list of all-rounders.
Usman Khawaja, an experienced opener, moved up two spots to seventh place in the Test batter rankings after scoring a series-high 333 runs, and Cameron Green, an up-and-coming all-rounder, jumped up 11 spots to 26th place after scoring his first Test century in the fourth Test.
With a new career high of 853 rating points, Travis Head, a left-handed opener who just switched positions, had a successful outcome to his wild series. He maintained his fifth-place ranking among Test batters.

Men’s Test Bowling Rankings

1Ravichandran AshwinIND869904 v England, 12/12/2016
2James AndersonENG859903 v India, 13/08/2018
3 Pat CumminsAUS841914 v England, 18/08/2019
4Kagiso RabadaSA825902 v Australia, 12/03/2018
5Shaheen AfridiPAK787836 v Sri Lanka, 20/07/2022
6Ollie RobinsonENG785820 v New Zealand, 20/02/2023
7Jasprit BumrahIND780835 v West Indies, 02/09/2019
8Nathan LyonAUS757774 v England, 06/12/2017
9Ravindra JadejaIND753899 v Australia, 20/03/2017

Men’s Test Batting Rankings

1Marnus Labuschagne AUS915937 v West Indies, 12/12/2022
2 Steve Smith AUS872947 v England, 08/01/2018
3Joe Root ENG871923 v India, 05/07/2022
4Babar Azam PAK862882 v New Zealand, 30/12/2022
5Travis Head AUS853853 v India, 13/03/2023
6Kane Williamson NZ832919 v Pakistan, 07/01/2021
7Usman Khawaja AUS815815 v India, 13/03/2023
9Rishabh Pant IND766801 v England, 05/07/2022
10Rohit Sharma IND739813 v England, 06/09/202

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