Kohli drops out of top-10, Ashwin moves up to eighth

  • PTI, Dubai
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2015 15:33 IST

Owing to his remarkable peroformance in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka has catapulted R Ashwin to the eight spot in the ICC Test bowlers' while holding the second spot in the all-rounders' rankings.

Test captain Virat Kohli dropped out of the top-10 list for batsmen in the five-day format.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan batting legend Kumar Sangakkara finished his glorious career at seventh spot while another illustrious retiree, Australian captain Michael Clarke has finished his 115-Test career in 25th spot.

Kohli, who was in the top-10 for a long time, is now placed 11th. The big Indian mover in the latest batting rankings are Ajinkya Rahane (up two places to a career-high 20th) while Lokesh Rahul (up 30 places to 87th) and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (up 15 places to 100th) also climbed up the ladder.

Among bowlers, Australia's Mitchell Johnson has gained two spots to sixth after recording match figures of four for 86 in London, while Ashwin's match tally of seven for 118 in Colombo has helped the off-spinner overtake Rangana Herath into eighth place on 769 points.

The biggest mover in the bowling rankings, though, was India leg-spinner Amit Mishra, whose match haul of seven for 72 has helped him move up 42 places to a career-high 39th.

Ashwin has also gained ground on Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan in the rankings for all-rounders and has reduced the deficit on the leader to 43 points.

In the deciding third and final Test between Sri Lanka and India, which starts at Colombo on Friday, if India win the series 2-1, it will overtake New Zealand and move into fifth place. But a Sri Lanka win would see them overtake India into sixth place. In the event of a 1-1 tie, India would remain in sixth spot, four points clear of the Lankans.

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