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Akshar Patel shines in ICC Ranking, achieves career best ranking, Kuldeep also shines

Indian all-rounder Akshar Patel has come in the list of top 20 in the latest ICC Test rankings. He has gained 20 places in this list. Akshar Patel is at 18th position. On the other hand, Kuldeep Yadav has gained 19 places. He has reached the 49th position.

Dubai. India all-rounder Axar Patel has gained 20 places to reach a career-best 18th position while spinner Kuldeep Yadav has gained 19 places to reach 49th position in the latest ICC Test rankings for bowlers released here on Wednesday. Kuldeep was adjudged player of the match for his 8/113 in the first match of the ongoing series against Bangladesh. He has 455 rating points.

Akshar took five wickets in the match and has managed to break into the top 20 bowlers with 650 points. Injured pacer Jasprit Bumrah (fourth) and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (fifth) continue in the top five. In the batsmen’s list, veteran Cheteshwar Pujara and youngster Shubman Gill have both gained 10 places to reach 16th and 54th positions respectively. Pujara’s knocks of 90 and 102 in the first Test against Bangladesh last week saw him return to the top 20 with 664 rating points.

Gill, another Indian who scored a century in the first match, is at 54th position with 517 points. Shreyas Iyer, who scored 86 runs in the first innings, has moved up 11 places to reach 26th position. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant continues to top the list among Indian batsmen at the sixth position. Captain Rohit Sharma, who was ruled out of the first Test due to a thumb injury, is ninth while veteran Virat Kohli has gained one place to be at number 12. Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who scored two half-centuries in the final match of the Test series against England in Karachi, is in a career-best second spot.

Babar’s innings of 78 and 54 overtook Australia’s Steve Smith, who had managed only 36 and six in two innings in a low-scoring match against South Africa. Babar, who is number one in the ODI rankings and fourth in the T20 International rankings, is 61 points behind the top-ranked Marnus Labuschagne in the Test rankings. Australia’s Travis Head, who top-scored in the match with 92 runs in the first innings of the Brisbane Test, has gained three places to reach a career-best fourth position.

He achieved the feat of 800 rating points for the first time in his career. Earlier, he had reached a career-best fifth position in January this year. England captain Ben Stokes (up three places to 23rd), South Africa’s Temba Bavuma (up eight places to 24th) and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan (up four places to 37th) have also improved in their batting rankings. .

England’s Harry Brook, who scored centuries in all three Tests against Pakistan, broke into the top 50 for the first time. In the bowling rankings, South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has gained four places to reach the third position. He took four wickets in both the innings of the Gabba Test. Australia consolidated their position at the top of the World Test Championship with a six-wicket win. India is in second place.

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