Ravichandran Ashwin overtakes Jacques Kallis as number one Test all-rounder

Updated: 09 November 2013 16:18 IST

Ashwin scored 124, his second Test century, and recorded match figures of 40-11-98-5. As a result, he not only improved his batting and bowling rankings but went past Shakib Al Hasan and Jacques Kallis to take top spot in the all-rounders' list.

Ravichandran Ashwin overtakes Jacques Kallis as number one Test all-rounder
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After shining with both bat and ball in the first Test against Eden Gardens, India's Ravichandran Ashwin has become the number one ranked Test all-rounder in the latest ICC rankings.  

Ashwin scored 124, his second Test century, and recorded match figures of 40-11-98-5. As a result, he not only improved his batting and bowling rankings but went past Shakib Al Hasan and Jacques Kallis to take top spot in the all-rounders' list.

Ashwin has earned 81 ratings points and now leads Shakib by 43 ratings points.

In the batsmen rankings, Ashwin jumped 18 places to 45th position, while in the bowlers rankings, the 27-year-old off-spinner gained two spots and is now in sixth position.

Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami, who made their debuts in the same match, also entered the Test batsmen and bowler rankings respectively.

Sharma became the 14th Indian batsman to score a century on debut is in 63rd spot among the batsmen, while Shami's figures of nine for 118 - the most by an India fast bowler on debut, gives him 53rd position among the bowlers.

West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford and India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the other bowlers to improve their rankings. Shillingford's figures of six for 167 has put him inside the top 20 in 17th position for the first time in his career (up by four), while Kumar's two wickets have helped him move into 87th place (up by 13).

The batting chart continues to be headed by AB de Villiers of South Africa, while his team-mate Dale Steyn is the number-one ranked bowler.

The player rankings will now be updated at the end of the Mumbai Test, which starts on 14 November.

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