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R Ashwin ranked no. 1 Test all-rounder; India slipped to 4th position: ICC Test Ranking

Aug 12, 2014 11:32 IST

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin was ranked number one Test all-rounder in ICC Test team rankings released on 11 August 2014. He was ranked at the top after his fine show with the bat in the fourth cricket Test against England played in Manchester.

He successfully scored 40 and 46 not out at the Old Trafford though India lost the Test by an innings and 54 runs. The latest ICC Test ranking was released in Dubai. Ashwin the Indian off-spinner with 372 rating points displaced South Africa's Vernon Philander (365) at the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders.

Apart from this, India slipped to fourth position behind South Africa, Australia and Pakistan in the Test team rankings for its dismal performance against England in two test matches one after another. England is placed at fifth position in the ranking.

As per the released test rankings, Africa leads the ICC Test team ranking with 124 points followed by Australia with 123 points, Pakistan with 103 points. However, India has slipped to fourth position with 102 points.

Top Ten Test Team in the rankings are

Rank

Team

Matches

Points

Rating

1

South Africa

26

3219

124

2

Australia

32

3950

123

3

Pakistan

20

2064

103

4

India

23

2343

102

5

England

33

3301

100

6

Sri Lanka

28

2667

95

7

New Zealand

30

2787

93

8

West Indies

23

1710

74

9

Zimbabwe

8

322

40

10

Bangladesh

14

287

21

Top Ten Batsman in Test is

ID

Rat.

Name

Nat.

1

920

K.C. Sangakkara

Sri Lanka

2

899

A.B. de Villiers

South Africa

3

878

H.M. Amla

South Africa

4

871

D.A. Warner

Australia

5

862

A.D. Mathews

Sri Lanka

6

854

S. Chanderpaul

West Indies

7

818

M.J. Clarke

Australia

8

805

Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan

9

795

L.R.P.L. Taylor

New Zealand

10

793

Younus Khan

Pakistan

Top Ten Bowlers in Test is

ID

Rat.

Name

Nat.

1

903

D.W. Steyn

South Africa

2

870

R.J. Harris

Australia

3

844

M.G. Johnson

Australia

4

813

V.D. Philander

South Africa

5

800

J.M. Anderson

England

6

797

H.M.R.K.B. Herath

Sri Lanka

7

783

T.G. Southee

New Zealand

8

772

Saeed Ajmal

Pakistan

9

765

S.C.J. Broad

England

10

737

T.A. Boult

New Zealand

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