India vs Australia: KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav achieve career-high ICC Test ranks after series

PTI, Mar, 30 2017

Dubai: India opener KL Rahul, who hit two half-centuries in the deciding Dharamsala Test against Australia, jumped 11 places to a career-high rank of 11th on Thursday in the latest ICC chart for Test batsmen.

The 24-year-old Karnataka batsman had started the series in the 57th position and has gained 46 places over four Tests following scores of 64, 10, 90, 51, 67, 60 and 51 not out.

KL Rahul scored six half-centuries in seven innings in the recently-concluded India-Australia Test series. Reuters

KL Rahul scored six half-centuries in seven innings in the recently-concluded India-Australia Test series. Reuters

Rahul is now India's third highest-ranked batsman after Cheteshwar Pujara (4) and Virat Kohli (5), who lost two and one place respectively.

Rahul is ahead of Ajinkya Rahane (14th, up by three places) and Murali Vijay (34th, down by four places).

In the bowling table, spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have retained the top two bowling spots, while paceman Umesh Yadav has claimed a career-high 21st position following his player of the match performance in the fourth Test.

Yadav took two for 69 and three for 29 in the match, earning him a rise of five places.

In the all-rounders' list, Jadeja replaced Ashwin in the second position to be behind top-ranked Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan. Jadeja took four wickets and scored 63 runs in Dharamsala to walk away with the player of the series award.

Australia captain Steve Smith has successfully defended his number-one position and is currently 61 points ahead of his New Zealand opposite number, Kane Williamson, who has moved up two places to second following his 176 in the Hamilton Test.

Smith had entered the series against India, leading Kohli by 38 points, and finished as the most successful batsman with 499 runs in eight innings.

Published Date: Mar 30, 2017 | Updated Date: Mar 30, 2017



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