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Ashwin rises to 2nd spot in ICC Test bowlers rankings, Jadeja makes vital good points

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India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday jumped to the second spot within the ICC Men’s Test Bowlers Rankings following his eight-wicket present towards Australia within the opening Test in Nagpur.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who made a profitable comeback after nearly 5 months as a result of a knee damage, has moved as much as the sixteenth place, courtesy his player-of-the-match profitable effort within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series-opener.

The spin duo haunted Australia within the first Test between by sharing 15 wickets between them as India gained by an innings 132 runs inside three days.

Star performers from the Nagpur and Bulawayo Tests make vital good points within the newest @MRFWorldwide ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings 📈

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— ICC (@ICC) February 15, 2023

Ashwin ensured India wrapped up a surprising victory earlier than tea on the third day, because the veteran off-spinner took 5/37 within the second innings to go along with 3/42 earlier within the match.

The 36-year-old is 21 score factors behind Australia captain Pat Cummins and is competition to return to the No.1 rating for the primary time since 2017.

While Ashwin stepped up in what turned out to be the final session of the Test, Jadeja did the harm on the primary day with 5/47, together with the prized wickets of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne.

Jadeja then took 2/34 within the second Australian innings. Australia had been bowled out for simply 91.

Among different Indian bowlers, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who too has been out of motion since September final as a result of a decrease again stress fracture, is positioned fifth.

In the Test batting chart, India captain Rohit Sharma has been rewarded for his match-defining ton in Nagpur. He gained two spots to be at quantity eight.

Rohit got here to the crease after Australia had been all out for 177 of their first innings, then made the wicket look all-but tame with an assured 120 that set the tone for the remainder of the match.

Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, who will probably be out of motion for an indefinite interval following his horrific automotive accident, is the opposite Indian batter in top-10. He is positioned seventh.

In distinction Australian openers David Warner and Usman Khawaja have paid the worth for being dismissed cheaply twice.

Warner has fallen six locations to twentieth after his scores of 1 and 10, whereas Khawaja has dropped two spots to tenth after solely making 1 and 5 within the first Test.

Australian duo of Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith occupy the highest two place with Pakistan captain Babar Azam within the third spot.

India all-rounder Axar Patel has leaped six locations to seventh in Test all-rounder rankings after coming to the crease at a tense 240 for 7. He hit a affected person 84 for his highest rating within the format.

The second Test between India and Australia will probably be performed in New Delhi from Friday