Hindustan Times – India captain Virat Kohli and senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara held their second and sixth positions respectively on the batsmen’s list while off-spinner R Ashwin slipped a notch to be at sixth among bowlers in the latest ICC Test rankings.

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  • India captain Virat Kohli and senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara held their second and sixth positions respectively on the batsmen’s list while off-spinner R Ashwin slipped a notch to be at sixth among bowlers in the latest ICC Test rankings.
  • Australian speedster Mitchell Starc reached a career-best fifth position among bowlers after his ‘Player-of-the-match’ performance in the Durban Test against South Africa helped his side win by 118 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
  • READ | India vs Sri Lanka T20 game to go ahead despite state of emergency in island nationThe 28-year-old Starc finished with a match haul of nine for 109, enabling him to overtake South Africa’s new-ball bowlers Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander among others, eclipsing his previous best sixth position that he enjoyed in December 2016.
  • Shaun Marsh has reached a career-best 16th position among batsmen with his 73 runs in the match while his brother Mitchell has moved up to 43rd place from his 56th rank before the Test, to also reach his highest ranking among batsmen thus far.
  • READ | ICC to discuss ways to stop talent drain to T20 cricket leaguesFor South Africa, Aiden Markram’s scores of 32 and 143 have helped him gain 28 slots to reach a career-best 19th place.


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