Ravichandran Ashwin retains No.2 spot in ICC Test bowlers ranking

  • PTI, Dubai
  • Updated: May 22, 2016 18:06 IST
A file photo of Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin. (PTI Photo)

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin managed to retain his second spot in the lastest ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers issued on Sunday, while no Indian featured in the top 10 batsmen list.

Ashwin (871) trails England’s Stuart Broad (872) by just a point while another Englishman James Anderson has returned to the top three following his 10-wicket haul at Headingley against Sri Lanka to leapfrog Yasir Shah of Pakistan and South Africa’s Dale Steyn.

Anderson earned 49 points for his performance, which has put him on a career-high 854 points.

The ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen was being headed by Australia captain Steven Smith (925), followed by England’s Joe Root (876), New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (868), South Africa’s Hashim Amla (860) and veteran Pakistan batsman Younus Khan (826).

Besides, Ashwin continues to head the Test all-rounders’ ranking with 406 points. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is second ahead of England’s Broad. PTI SSC SSC

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