Joe Root, Yashasvi Jaiswal move up in ICC Men's Test Batting Rankings

The recent fourth Test match between India and England in Ranchi has led to some noteworthy changes in the latest ICC Test batting rankings.

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Joe Root and Yashasvi Jaiswal
Joe Root and Yashasvi Jaiswal. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The recent fourth Test match between India and England in Ranchi has led to some noteworthy changes in the latest ICC Test batting rankings. England batter Joe Root has moved up to 3rd position after scoring an unbeaten 122 in the first innings of the fourth Test. Meanwhile, India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has also made strides up to 12th position through knocks of 73 and 37.

Root's return to form sees him back in the Test batting top three, having previously held the number-one ranking. His performance in Ranchi, along with a four-wicket haul, also pushed him to 4th among all-rounders.

The 20-year-old Jaiswal made impressive gains from his initial 69th position, rewarding his consistency against a tough England bowling attack. Other Indians like Dhruv Jurel and Ravichandran Ashwin also progressed in the rankings.

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Kuldeep Yadav and Shoaib Bashir marked their career-best rankings

The recently concluded Ranchi Test also witnessed several other notable performances that have made some changes to the rankings. Player of the Match Dhruv Jurel's remarkable innings, comprising scores of 90 and 39, propelled him to an impressive 31 places up to the 69th position. Additionally, England opener Zak Crawley's consistent display has earned him a spot in the top 20 for the first time, following his commendable scores of 42 and 60.

Moreover, Ravichandran Ashwin's stellar five-wicket haul in the second innings has significantly closed the gap with the top-ranked Jasprit Bumrah, narrowing it to a mere 21 rating points. Accompanying Ashwin's rise, wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has climbed 10 places up to secure the 32nd position. While England's Shoaib Bashir has surged an impressive 38 places to attain the 80th spot, marking career bests for both players.

In the ODI rankings, Namibian left-arm spinner Bernard Scholtz achieved the highest rating points by a Namibia player through an economical bowling display. Scholtz's economical bowling figures of four wickets for 31 runs against Nepal and two wickets for 15 runs against the Netherlands in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 Tri-Series held in Kirtipur have propelled him to a career-best 11th position with 642 rating points.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands' Aryan Dutt continued his ascent up the bowling charts, reaching joint-36th position. Namibia's Gerhard Erasmus also cracked the top 10 ODI all-rounders ranking on the back of his batting and bowling performances.

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The T20I rankings saw Australia's Travis Head enter the top 20 batters for the first time aided by his series against New Zealand. His compatriot Tim David also attained a career-best ranking by moving up six places to 22nd.

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