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India’s Ravichandran Ashwin up to third place in ICC Test rankings for bowlers, Axar Patel leaps 30 places to 38th

Axar Patel leaps 30 places to 38th in the bowling charts after 11-wicket haul towards England in Ahmedabad; Rohit Sharma up to career-high eighth in the batting standings; England spinner Jack Leach breaks into the world’s prime 30 for bowlers

Last Updated: 01/03/21 3:08pm

Ravichandran Ashwin is now behind only Pat Cummins and Neil Wagner in the ICC test bowling rankings (Pic credit - BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin is now behind solely Pat Cummins and Neil Wagner in the ICC check bowling rankings (Pic credit score – BCCI)

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has risen to third in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers after his seven-wicket haul towards England in the day-night sport in Ahmedabad.

Ashwin took 3-26 and 4-48 – together with his four-hundredth Test wicket – as India rolled England for 112 and 81 to win the pink-ball third Test inside two days and transfer 2-1 up in the four-match sequence with one sport to play.

Off-spinner Ashwin (823 score factors) has leapt 4 places in the standings and now sits behind solely New Zealand’s Neil Wagner (825) and top-ranked Pat Cummins of Australia (908).

Ashwin passed 400 wickets in just his 77th Test for India (Pic credit - BCCI)

Ashwin handed 400 wickets in simply his 77th Test for India (Pic credit score – BCCI)

Ashwin’s fellow India spinner Axar Patel has shot up 30 places to 38th in the bowling rankings after taking match-figures of 11-70 in the two-day win over England, snaring 6-38 in the vacationers’ first innings after which 5-32 in their second.

The 27-year-old has now taken three five-wicket hauls throughout his first two Tests, having picked up 5-60 on debut in England’s second innings of the second Test, which India gained by 317 runs.

India batsman Rohit Sharma, in the meantime, has risen to a career-high eighth in the batting standings, along with his present score of 742 factors 20 greater than his earlier better of 722 in October 2019.

The opener hit 66 and an unbeaten 25 in Ahmedabad after scoring 161 in the second Test.

Leach breaks into world’s prime 30

England spinnerJack Leach is 28th in the Test bowling charts (Pic credit - BCCI)

England spinnerJack Leach is twenty eighth in the Test bowling charts (Pic credit score – BCCI)

England left-arm spinner Jack Leach has moved up three places to twenty eighth in the bowling standings after bagging 4-54 in India’s first innings in Ahmedabad.

Team-mate Zak Crawley is up 15 places to forty sixth in the batting charts after scoring 53 on his return to the England aspect having missed the opening two Tests in India with a wrist harm.

Crawley top-scored in England’s first innings, hitting 10 fours in an enterprising 84-ball innings.

Follow textual content commentary from the fourth Test between India and England in Ahmedabad on skysports.com and the Sky Sports app from 4am on Thursday.

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