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ICC rankings for Test bowlers: Ravichandran Ashwin climbs 1 spot

Latest ICC rankings for Test bowlers.

Ashwin moving up slowly

Ravichandran Ashwin's 7 wickets in the second Test match against Sri Lanka helped him overtake Rangana Herath into eighth spot on 769 points, one point behind South Africa's Vernon Philander. Australia's Mitchell Johnson climbed two spots to sixth after taking four wickets in the final Ashes Test in London.

Peter Siddle, who got chance to play only in the final Ashes Test, has gained three places to move up to 14th rank, while England's Moeen Ali earned the 30th spot. Surpise performer Mitchell Marsh rocketed 36 places to a career-high 71st place.

Meanwhile, there were career-high gains for Sri Lanka duo of Dhammika Prasad, whose six for 125 runs in Colombo has helped him move up four places to 25th, while his team-mate Tharindu Kaushal has moved up one place to 59th.

The biggest mover in the bowling rankings, though, was India leg-spinner Amit Mishra whose match haul of seven for 72 has helped him move up 42 places to a career-high 39th.

ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers

Rank Player Country Rating
1 Dale Steyn SA 905
2 Stuart Broad ENG 835
3 Trent Boult NZL 814
4 Yasir Shah PAK 810
5 James Anderson ENG 807
6 Mitchell Johnson AUS 773
7 Vernon Philander SA 770
8 R Ashwin IND 769
9 Rangana Herath SL 748
10 Tim Southee NZ 713

Ashwin is also moving closer to Shakib Al Hasan in the all-rounders' ranking where he is currently placed at rank 2 with just 43 points behind Shakib.

The final Test between Sri Lanka and India will start this Friday, and if India successfully defeat the home team then they'll move to the fifth spot in the teams' ranking list. And if Sri Lanka defeat India, then they'll overtake the visitors sixth position in the table.

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