ICC Test rankings: India stays No 1 team, Ravichandran Ashwin leads bowlers' chart

PTI, Oct, 26 2016

Dubai: The Indian cricket team and its premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin held on to their numero uno status in the latest ICC Test rankings for teams and bowlers.

Ravichandran Ashwin has been going through a purple patch. Reuters

Ravichandran Ashwin has been going through a purple patch. Reuters

India led the team's table with 115 points ahead of arch rivals Pakistan (111) and Australia (108). England were at fourth place followed by South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies with Bangladesh and Zimbabwe completing the list.

Off-spinner Ashwin, who became the second fastest to 200 wickets during the Test series against New Zealand, maintained his position with 900 points, with South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn (878) and England's James Anderson (861) completing the top three.

Ashwin's spin partner Ravindra Jadeja was at seventh place with 805 points.

Going through a purple patch, Ashwin was also leading the all-rounders' table with 451 points, with Jadeja occupying the fifth place position with 292 points.

Ajinkya Rahane was the top-ranked Indian batsman at sixth with 825 points, while Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli were holding the 15th and 17th spots respectively.

Among other countries, Pakistan batsman Younis Khan moved up three places to the second position in the latest MRF Tyres rankings for Test batsmen following his side's 133-run victory over the West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday that helped it take a decisive 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Younis leapfrogged New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, England batsman Joe Root and South Africa's Hashim Amla with innings of 127 and 29 not out. Younus now leads Root by eight points but trails Australia's number-one ranked Steve Smith by 46 points.

Published Date: Oct 26, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 26, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115