Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's recent performance helped him overcoming Sri Lanka’s stand-in skipper Rangana Herath to reclaim the second spot in the ICC rankings. On the other hand, another Indian player Ravindra Jadeja maintained the No.1 Test bowler spot in the latest ICC Test rankings.
Indian cricket team outclassed the Lankan lions in all departments which helped them register a convincing 304-run win in the opening match of the three-match Test series to take a 1-0 lead. Team’s win also helped individual players in the betterment of their rankings.
The most benefited player is R Ashwin who surpassed Herath and with 849 ratings, he now sits at the second spot. Now, Indian players dominated the top two spots in the rankings as Jadeja continued his first position. Herath shared the next spot with England's James Anderson as both have 828 points now.
In the batting rankings, Australian skipper Steve Smith retained his top position. England’s Joe Root is behind him with 886 points. Kane Williamson got the third spot. Cheteshwar Pujara with 866 and Virat Kohli with 826 ratings completed the top five position. Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 190 runs in the first innings and 14 runs in the second, gained 21 positions to reach 39th position.
On the other hand, Shakib Al Hasan remained on top in the all-rounder’s list with 431 ratings. Jadeja and Ashwin are in second and third position, respectively. England’s Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes completed the top five spots.