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Nw: Test rankings: Bumrah No. 4 in bowlers’ list, Karunaratne at occupation-only No. 5 amongst batters

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Jason Holder returns to the hand over space for allrounders following the Antigua Test in opposition to England

Jasprit Bumrah and Dimuth Karunaratne made valuable gains in the ICC Test rankings after the two-match sequence between India and Sri Lanka.

Whereas Bumrah’s maiden 5-for at home, in the second Test in Bengaluru – and eight wickets in the match – helped him switch up six spots up to No. 4, Karunaratne’s certain fourth-innings knock of 107 pushed him up three spots to a occupation-only No. 5 in the batting charts.*

Bumrah left in the again of the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, James Anderson, Neil Wagner and Josh Hazlewood on his diagram up, his eighth 5-wicket haul in Tests leading India to a 2-0 sequence sweep and rendering Karunaratne’s stopping effort on a making an are attempting out Chinnaswamy note in vain.

Jason Holder reclaimed the hand over space amongst Test allrounders after Ravindra Jadeja temporarily displaced him following his 175 no longer out and 9 wickets in the first Test in opposition to Sri Lanka in Mohali. Holder’s all-spherical contributions of three wickets, and 45 and 37 no longer out with the bat, ensured West Indies hung on to map the first Test in opposition to England in Antigua.

Holder’s group-mate Nkrumah Bonner, who hit 123 and 38 no longer out in a Participant-of-the-Match efficiency, obtained 22 places to withstand No. 22 in the batting rankings, while Shreyas Iyer‘s twin half of-centuries in Bengaluru helped him soar 40 spots to No. 37. Iyer used to be the Participant of the Match in the game following knocks of 92 and 67.

*10.20am GMT, March 16: The copy incorrectly said Dimuth Karunaratne used to be up to No. 3. This has been corrected.


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