Ashwin became the world’s number one bowler in Test: James Anderson left behind, three Indians in top-10
Indian off-spinner R Ashwin has got the advantage of taking 6 wickets in the Delhi Test. He has reached the top of the rankings for bowlers in Tests. At the same time, the top bowler James Anderson had to bear the brunt of New Zealand’s loss to England in the second Test. Jasprit Bumrah, who has been away from cricket for 7 months, has also reached the fourth position. The ICC released the Test rankings on Wednesday.
Ashwin has overtaken England bowler James Anderson to take the number one spot. Ashwin has 864 points. While Anderson is in second place with 859 points and Pat Cummins is in third place with 858 points. Apart from Ashwin, Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah have gained one place each. Bumrah has moved from fifth to fourth while Ravindra Jadeja has also moved from ninth to eighth.
Took 6 wickets in Delhi Test
Ashwin became the number-one bowler in Tests for the first time in 2015. Since then, he has been continuously coming in first place. Ashwin, 36, took 6 wickets in the Delhi Test. He contributed to India’s victory by taking important wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith. After this, he also dismissed Alex Carey. In the second innings as well, Ashwin took three of Australia’s opening five wickets, while Jadeja took the remaining wickets to bundle out Australia for a small score.
Ashwin has a chance to remain number one for the next two weeks
Ashwin has a chance to retain the number-one spot for the next two weeks. There are two matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The third match is being played in Indore while the fourth match is in Ahmedabad. In such a situation, if Ashwin takes wickets in both the Tests, then he can remain on top for the next two weeks. Three different bowlers have been in the number-one spot in the last three weeks. Before Ashwin, England bowler James Anderson was in first place. At the same time, before Anderson, Australian captain Pat Cummins was in first place.