Mayank Agarwal jumps 31 places in ICC Test rankings, Ashwin becomes No. 2 all-rounder

Mayank Agarwal jumps 31 places in ICC Test rankings, Ashwin becomes No. 2 all-rounder

 The ICC Test Rankings have been released after the India vs New Zealand Test series. In the latest Test rankings, Kane Williamson has slipped to third place, while Steve Smith has reached number two. At the same time, in the ranking of all-rounders, R Ashwin has moved up from third to second position. Josh Hazlewood has moved up to third in the bowling rankings, while Tim Southee has slipped from third to fourth.

The biggest gainer in the ICC Test rankings has gone to Mayank Agarwal, who did nothing in the first match, but scored 150 in the first innings of the Mumbai Test match and 62 in the second innings. On the basis of this, he has jumped 31 places to reach 11th position. Before this series, he was out of the top 40. However, his career-best ranking has been in the top 10. Apart from this, Ejaz Patel has also benefited in the Test rankings.

The New Zealand spinner took all 10 wickets in the first innings against India and 4 wickets in the second innings. He was also below number 60 before this series, but now he has jumped 24 places to 38th position. In the batsmen's rankings, David Warner has moved up from 10th to 9th and Quinton De Kock has moved up from 11th to 10th, while New Zealand batsman Tom Latham has dropped out of the top 10.

ICC Test Rankings of Batsmen

Joe Root 903 Points

Steve Smith 891 points

Kane Williamson 879 Points

Marnus Labushane 878 points

Rohit Sharma 797 points

Virat Kohli 756 points

Dimuth Karunaratne 754 Marks

Babar Azam 737 Marks

David Warner 724 points

Quinton de Kock 717 points

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Watch Gavaskar's videos to learn how to face dangerous fast bowlers despite short stature: Miyandad

Watch Gavaskar's videos to learn how to face dangerous fast bowlers despite short stature: Miyandad

Karachi: On the field, their sour-sweet nokjhoka India. Pak cricket has been a part of legends but when it comes to respecting, Javed Miandad has no match for Sunil Gavaskar in terms of technique and attitude to face the fast bowlers.

Miandad believes that current players should watch Gavaskar's videos of how he faced the world's most dangerous fast bowlers like Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall, Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee, and Dennis Lillee. In a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board, he said, "It was amazing how much he played around the world despite being so short. The consistency in his performance was amazing."

"Today's players can learn a lot by watching his videos. How did he face the fast bowlers despite his short stature? At that time there were very dangerous fast bowlers in West Indies, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Pakistan but they were successful in front of everyone.

Regarding his relationship with Gavaskar, he said, "I used to enjoy watching him bat. I used to field close to him and keep talking to break his concentration. Many times he managed to break his focus. He would come out from the field abusing me and I would have had a lot of fun.

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