There was a close fight between Anderson and Ashwin for the number one bowler in Test cricket. But finally Ashwin managed to win.
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Delhi: ICC, the apex body of cricket, has released the rankings of Test bowlers. in the new ranking Ashwin Became world number one. He has left behind James Anderson of England in this matter. There was a close fight between Anderson and Ashwin for the number one bowler. But finally Ashwin managed to win. Ashwin has got the number one chair from ICC because of his 25 wickets in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Ashwin has 869 rating points in the latest Test rankings. And James Anderson now has 859 rating points. Meaning, there is now a gap of 10 points between the world number one and number two Test bowlers. Obviously, now Anderson will have to wait for the Ashes series to bridge this distance. At the same time, Ashwin will also enter directly in the final of the World Test Championship.
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Ashwin the only spinner in ICC’s top 5 Test bowlers
Ashwin is the only spinner in the top 5 in the latest rankings for Test bowlers from the ICC. Apart from him, the remaining 4 are fast bowlers. Apart from Anderson, Pat Cummins of Australia, Kagiso Rabada of South Africa and Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan are named among them. Cummins has 841 rating points. Rabada has 825 points while Shaheen has 787 rating points.
3 Indian bowlers included in top 10
There is a list of top 10 ICC Test bowlers, including Ashwin, 3 Indian bowlers are included. Among them Jaspreet Bumrah is at number 7. Bumrah has lost one place. Whereas Jadeja is at number 9 in the list. They have also had to bear the loss of a place.
This is how Ashwin became number one bowler
Please tell that Ashwin has taken 25 wickets in 4 matches played in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which played an important role in making him the number one bowler. When this Test series between India and Australia was not over, Anderson was the number one bowler. But, after reaching the end of the series, Ashwin is now number one.
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