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Ashwin achieves career-best ranking

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 19:51 hrs

Dubai, Aug 27 (IBNS) India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's match haul of 12 for 85 against New Zealand in the first Test in Hyderabad has helped him vault 19 places to a career-best 25th position in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, which were released on Monday.

Ashwin's spells of six for 31 and six for 54 led his side to an innings and 115 runs victory, and also fetched him the player of the match award. This win also gave India a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.



His overall rating of 542 is also a career-best for Ashwin.

Ashwin backed up his bowling performance with a handy knock of 37 in India's total of 438.

The show with the bat has helped Ashwin move up by three places to 78th in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen, while the combined performance with the bat and the ball has given him a career-high 12th position (up by 14 places) in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders.

Ashwin's team-mate, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who ended with a match haul of six for 92, has also jumped six places to 15th spot, which is also his career best ranking. Ojha's overall rating of 624 is also his best-ever rating.

Zaheer Khan, who remained wicketless in the match, has dropped two places to 14th while his pace partner Umesh Yadav has moved up two places to 47th.

For New Zealand, off-spinner Jeetan Patel, who finished with figures of four for 100, has jumped seven places to 52nd.

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers is still headed by South Africa's Dale Steyn, with teammate Vernon Philander and Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan in second and third positions, respectively.

Meanwhile, the only centurion in the Hyderabad Test, Cheteshwar Pujara, has re-entered the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen in 58th position.

The India batsmen to make upward movements are MS Dhoni in 40th (up by three) and Virat Kohli, who is in now in 49th spot (up by two).

Kane Williamson, New Zealand's top-scorer in the Test, is now in 39th position (up by eight) while Brendon McCullum has moved up a place to 25th spot.

Sachin Tendulkar has dropped out of the top 10 and is now in 11th place while Suresh Raina has slipped seven places to 80th.

New Zealand's James Franklin has re-entered the rankings in 93rd position, while his team-mates Ross Taylor in 18th (down by six), Martin Guptill in 37th (down by five), Daniel Flynn in 79th (down by two) and Kruger van Wyk in 100th (down by 11) have dropped down in the latest rankings.

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakarra remains the top-ranked batsman, followed by South Africa's Hashim Amla and West Indies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul in second and third positions, respectively.

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders is still headed by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan with South Africa's Jacques Kallis in second spot.

Reliance ICC Test Rankings (as on 27 August, after the first Test between India and New Zealand)



Batsmen



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating



1 ( - ) K Sangakkara SL 892 56.73 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

2 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 869 49.95 872 v Eng at The Oval 2012

3 ( - ) S.Chanderpaul WI 829 50.20 901 v NZ at Napier 2008

4 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 822 56.94 935 v NZ at Centurion 2007

5 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 806 48.85 821 v Eng at The Oval 2012

6 ( - ) Michael Clarke Aus 771 48.77 855 v Eng at Headingley 2009

7 ( - ) Graeme Smith SA 767 49.78 843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

8 ( - ) Younus Khan Pak 761 51.69 880 v SL at Lahore 2009

9 ( - ) Azhar Ali Pak 753 45.27 753 v SL at Pallekele 2012

10 (+1) Kevin Pietersen Eng 746 49.48 909 v WI at Headingley 2007

11 (-1) S Tendulkar Ind 736 55.31 898 v Zim at Nagpur 2002

12 ( - ) Alastair Cook Eng 731 47.84 836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

13= (+1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 720 45.68 771 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012

(+1) T Samaraweera SL 720 51.29 775 v SA at Cape Town 2012

15 (+1) Jonathan Trott Eng 719 50.49 856 v SL at Cardiff 2011

16 (+1) Mike Hussey Aus 705 50.07 921 v WI at Kingston 2008

17 (+1) Ian Bell Eng 704 46.83 822 v Ind at The Oval 2011

18= (+1) M Jayawardena SL 693 50.43 883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

(-6) Ross Taylor NZ 693 41.69 775 v Pak at Wellington 2009

20 ( - ) Ricky Ponting Aus 691 52.75 942 v Eng at Adelaide 2006



Selected Rankings



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating



23 ( - ) V Sehwag Ind 646 50.77 866 v SL at Galle 2010

25 (+1) B McCullum NZ 637 36.28 673 v Pak at Hamilton 2011

37 (-5) Martin Guptill NZ 569 34.02 597 v WI at Kingston 2012

38 ( - ) G Gambhir Ind 568 44.98 886 v SL at Kanpur 2009

39 (+8) Kane Williamson NZ 548* 32.84 571 v SA at Wellington 2012

40 (+3) MS Dhoni Ind 547 37.70 662 v SA at Kolkata 2010

49 (+2) Virat Kohli Ind 498*! 34.31 498 v NZ at Hyderabad 2012

58 (RE) C Pujara Ind 432*! 44.33 432 v NZ at Hyderabad 2012

78 (+3) R Ashwin Ind 345*! 35.66 345 v NZ at Hyderabad 2012

79 (-2) Daniel Flynn NZ 341* 27.53 432 v Ind at Hamilton 2009

80 (-7) Suresh Raina Ind 338* 28.52 482 v Eng at Lord´s 2011

93= (RE) James Franklin NZ 274* 22.15 314 v SL at Wellington 2006

100 (-11) Kruger van Wyk NZ 261* 18.00 331 v SA at Wellington 2012





Bowlers



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating



1 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 881 23.50 902 v SL at Centurion 2011

2 ( - ) Vernon Philander SA 852*! 15.96 852 v Eng at Lord´s 2012

3 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 832 27.09 836 v SL at Galle 2012

4 ( - ) Rangana Herath SL 782 ! 31.72 782 v Pak at Pallekele 2012

5 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 761 30.39 813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

6 ( - ) Ben Hilfenhaus Aus 756* 28.03 757 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2012

7 ( - ) Peter Siddle Aus 740 29.27 768 v Ind at Adelaide 2012

8 ( - ) Stuart Broad Eng 727 31.02 783 v WI at Lord´s 2012

9 ( - ) Morne Morkel SA 724 30.36 776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

10 ( - ) Kemar Roach WI 712*! 27.69 712 v NZ at Kingston 2012

11 ( - ) Abdur Rehman Pak 704* 28.40 739 v Eng at Dubai 2012

12 (+1) Graeme Swann Eng 683 29.58 858 v Pak at Lord´s 2010

13 (+1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 678* 31.33 680 v WI at Mirpur 2011

14 (-2) Zaheer Khan Ind 676 31.95 752 v SA at Durban 2010

15 (+6) Pragyan Ojha Ind 624*! 32.92 624 v NZ at Hyderabad 2012

16 (-1) Chris Martin NZ 622 33.97 669 v SA at Hamilton 2012

17 (-1) Steven Finn Eng 621*! 28.15 621 v SA at Lord´s 2012

18 ( - ) Ryan Harris Aus 587* 23.63 614 v WI at Bridgetown 2012

19 ( - ) Umar Gul Pak 584 33.66 642 v Eng at Dubai 2012

20 (-3) Daniel Vettori NZ 582 34.42 681 v Aus at Auckland 2000



Selected Rankings



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating



25 (+19) R Ashwin Ind 542*! 26.83 542 v NZ at Hyderabad 2012

29 (-4) Doug Bracewell NZ 509* 25.73 538 v WI at Kingston 2012

44= (RE) James Franklin NZ 354* 33.60 679 v SL at Christchurch 2006

47 (+2) Umesh Yadav Ind 341* 31.92 385 v Aus at Melbourne 2011

52 (+7) Jeetan Patel NZ 321* 46.27 368 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2009

63 (+4) Trent Boult NZ 263*! 31.13 263 v Ind at Hyderabad 2012





All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating



1 ( - ) S Al Hasan Ban 404/*! 404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

2 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 390 616 v Pak at Durban 2002

3 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 334/* 394 v SA at Johannesburg 2011

4 (+1) Stuart Broad Eng 318 382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

5 (-1) Daniel Vettori NZ 314 412 v Pak at Napier 2009



Selected Rankings



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating

12 (+14) R Ashwin Ind 187*/*! 187 v NZ at Hyderabad 2012


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