new Delhi: Team India suffered a crushing defeat in the first match of the four-match Test series against Australia. The reason for this defeat was the poor performance of the batsmen of the team and its top batsmen have had to bear the brunt in the ranking.
India’s star test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara) has slipped from seventh to eighth place while Ajinkya Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) has dropped from the top 10 to 11th position.
Opener Mayank Agarwal has also slipped to 14th position while Hanuma Vihari has dropped from the top 50 to 53rd position.
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However, captain Virat Kohli has reached close to the top of the ICC Test batsmen in the latest rankings on the basis of 74 runs during the first innings in Adelaide.
The half-century innings of the second-ranked Indian captain gained him two ratings points, taking him to 888 rating points. Former Australia captain Smith, who scored one run in both innings of this Test, lost 10 points, leaving him with 901 rating points.
Marnus Labushen, who played 46 and six runs in the match, has reached a career-best 839 renting points. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson remains in fourth place.
Man of the match Australian captain Tim Paine reached a career-best 33rd position (592 rating points) from an unbeaten innings of 73 runs. Apart from this, Joe Burns, who scored an unbeaten 51 in the second innings, also succeeded in making the top 50 for the first time after 2016. He is ranked 48th.
Veteran Indian spinner R Ashwin, who took four wickets in Adelaide, has become the top Indian at the ninth position in the bowlers’ rankings, beating fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah has slipped to 10th position.
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Australia’s Pat Cummins remains the top bowler in the rankings, taking seven wickets in the match. He has strengthened his lead over second-placed Stuart Broad. Josh Hazlewood, who took five wickets for eight runs in the second innings, reached the top five with an improvement of four places. This bowler, who occupies the fifth position, has 805 rating points.