Jason Holder and Umesh Yadav make major gains after the two-match Test series

Jason Holder and Umesh Yadav make major gains after the two-match Test series

Shaw and Pant, the young turks in the Indian batting order, had an outstanding series.

Jason Holder
Jason Holder. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Umesh Yadav cracked the top 25 among bowlers after starring role in Indian win, while Roston Chase, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant moved up among the batsmen. It was one-way traffic in the two-Test series between India and the Windies, which the home side won 2-0 with victories by an innings and 272 runs and by 10 wickets.

But Jason Holder, the Windies captain, stood out for his individual performance with the ball like he has often in the recent past. It has been an outstanding year with the ball for Holder.  His 5/56 in the Indian first innings was his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests this year, the most by any bowler. He is the first bowler from the Windies since Courtney Walsh in 2000 to pick up four five-fors in a calendar year.

His was the first five-wicket haul by a Windies pacer in India since 1994, when Kenneth Benjamin returned 5/65 in Mohali. The most incredible stat is that he averages 11.87 with the ball in 2018, the best by a bowler with at least 30 wickets in a calendar year in 100 years. That took him into the top 10 among bowlers, up four spots to No.9 with a career-high 766 points.

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The other bowler to make big gains was Umesh Yadav, the Indian paceman who picked up six wickets in the first Windies innings and also returned his first 10-for in a Test. Yadav also rose four places and got to No.25 with 613 points, his career-best.

On to the batsmen, and Virat Kohli held on to the No.1 spot, while his deputy Ajinkya Rahane moved into the top 20 following a jump of four spots. However, Kraigg Brathwaite remained in the top 20, at No.19 joint with Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan, but slid four spots after scores of 14 and 0.

Shaw and Pant, the young turks in the Indian batting order, had an outstanding series. Shaw followed up his century in the first Test with 70 and 33*, while Pant was again dismissed for 92, his score in the only innings of the first Test too. Shaw jumped 13 places to No.60 with 465 points, while Pant moved up 23 spots to No.62 with 459 points.

Chase, meanwhile, scored 53 and 20 in the first Test and 106 and 6 in the second. That took him up 10 positions to 31st place.

ICC Test team rankings:

Team Matches Points Rating
India 38 4397 116
South Africa 35 3712 106
Australia 33 3499 106
England 45 4722 105
New Zealand 23 2354 102
Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
Pakistan 21 1853 88
West Indies 32 2430 76
Bangladesh 19 1268 67
Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ICC Test batsmen rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 V. Kohli IND 935
2 S.P.D. Smith AUS 919
3 K.S. Williamson NZ 847
4 J.E. Root ENG 835
5 D.A. Warner AUS 812
6 C.A. Pujara IND 765
7 F.D.M. Karunaratne SL 754
8 L.D. Chandimal SL 733
9 D. Elgar SA 724
10 U.T. Khawaja AUS 719

ICC Test bowler rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 J.M. Anderson ENG 899
2 K. Rabada SA 882
3 V.D. Philander SA 826
4 R.A. Jadeja IND 812
5 T.A. Boult NZ 795
6 P.J. Cummins AUS 792
7 H.M.R.K.B. Herath SL 791
8 R. Ashwin IND 777
9 J.O. Holder WI 766
10 N. Wagner NZ 765

ICC Test all-rounder rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 420
2 R.A. Jadeja IND 400
3 J.O. Holder WI 381
4 V.D. Philander SA 370
5 R. Ashwin IND 342
6 B.A. Stokes ENG 339
7 Moeen Ali ENG 292
8 C.R. Woakes ENG 254
9 P.J. Cummins AUS 244
10 M.D.K. Perera SL 226

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