ICC Test Bowling Rankings: Ashwin retains 2nd spot, Hasan, Shaheen achieve career best rankings

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The latest ICC Test bowling ranks are out and there are some interesting changes.

Ravichandran Ashwin is the only Indian bowler in the top ten ICC Test rankings, and he has maintained his second-place position.

Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, and Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan became the first three bowlers from their country to take five wickets in the match on Wednesday against Zimbabwe, achieving career-best positions in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings.

Jasprit Bumrah has also maintained his 11th place.

Hasan has risen six places to 14th, Shaheen has risen nine places to 22nd, and Nauman has risen from 54th to 46th after becoming just the sixth team in Test history to have three bowlers finish with five-wicket hauls in the same match.

It was the first time this had happened in 28 years, with Australia’s Paul Reiffel, Shane Warne, and Tim May accomplishing the feat against England at Edgbaston in 1993.

ICC test ranking of bowlers
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Hasan Ali replaces Ravindra Jadeja in top 15.

However, it should be noted, that Jadeja has not played Test cricket in a long time.
Because of his injury, the all-rounder was unable to play in the home series against England.

There were no changes in the top 13 of the rankings, with Pat Cummins continuing to hold the top spot.

Here are the top 10 ICC test ranking of bowlers

1PJ CumminsAUS908
2R. AshwinIND850
3N. WagnerNZ825
4J.M. AndersonENG822
5J.R. HazlewoodAUS816
6T.G. SoutheeNZ811
7S.C.J. BroadENG792
8J.O. HolderWI755
9K. RabadaSA753
10M.A. StarcAUS744

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