WTC 2023 Final: Ashwin, Kohli, Axar Patel Ranking Boost, Updated Rankings 

    WTC 2023 Final Ranking

    India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth time in a row as the fourth and final match against Australia finished in a draw, qualifying them for the World Test Championship (WTC) final.

    Before the post-lunch session, Sri Lanka’s loss to New Zealand in the Christchurch Test by two wickets, thanks to Kane Williamson’s outstanding century, secured India’s place against Australia in the WTC 2023 final.

    The players from India and Australia have gained a significant position on the most current MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings in recognition of their outstanding performances during the just concluded Border-Gavaskar match between those two countries.

    Check complete details on updated test player rankings, and major updates. 

    Men’s Test Bowling Rankings 

    1Ravichandran AshwinIND869
    2James AndersonENG859
    3Pat CumminsAUS841
    4Kagiso RabadaSA825
    5Shaheen AfridiPAK787
    6Ollie RobinsonENG785
    7Jasprit BumrahIND780
    8Nathan LyonAUS757
    9Ravindra JadejaIND753
    10Kyle JamiesonNZ749

    Ravichandran Ashwin is at no.1 

    Ravichandran Ashwin
    Ravichandran Ashwin

    According to the most recent ICC Test rankings, Ravichandran Ashwin has recently been named the world’s best Test bowler.

    This is a great milestone for the Indian off-spinner, who has recently been a reliable performer in Test cricket.

    Indian cricket has benefited greatly from Ashwin’s performance, which has allowed the team to regularly deliver at the highest level.

    Due to his 25 wickets at an average of 17.28, seasoned spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, 36, was named Player of the Series, regaining exclusive ownership of the No. 1 ranking among Test bowlers above England seamer James Anderson.

    Men’s Test Bowling Rankings 

    1Marnus LabuschagneAUS915
    2Steve SmithAUS872
    3Joe RootENG871
    4Babar AzamPAK862
    5Travis HeadAUS853
    6Kane WilliamsonNZ832
    7Usman KhawajaAUS815
    8Daryl MitchellNZ800
    9Rishabh PantIND766
    10Rohit SharmaIND739

    Kohli has been rewarded for his performance  

    Virat Kohli
    Virat Kohli

    Following his drought-breaking century during the fourth Test of the series in Ahmedabad, Virat Kohli had the biggest movement among Test batters, moving up seven spots to 13th overall.

    After a brilliant 186 in the series’ drawn final match, Kohli ended a 1205-day streak without a Test century.

    The right-hander is now India’s second-best Test hitter, trailing only teammates Rishabh Pant (ranked ninth) and Rohit Sharma (10th).

    Axar Patel impressed all with his batting 

    Axar Patel
    Axar Patel

    In the recently completed Test Series between India and Australia, Axar Patel impressed everyone with his batting display. Axar scored a crucial fifty, showcasing his skill with the bat.

    After an astounding 264 runs across the four games, Axar Patel’s strong series with the bat was noticed, as he rose eight spots to 44th on the list of batters and one spot to fourth overall on the list of all-rounders.

    Australians also got rank movement 

    Usman Khawaja, an experienced opener, moved up two spots to seventh place in the Test batter rankings after scoring a series-high 333 runs, and young all-rounder sensation Cameron Green, jumped up 11 spots to 26th place after scoring his first Test century in the fourth Test.

    With a new career high of 853 rating points, Travis Head, a left-handed opener who just switched positions, had a successful outcome to his wild series.

    He maintained his fifth-place ranking among Test batters.

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