Rankings boost for India stars following emphatic Test triumph

New career-high ratings for a pair of India stars following their emphatic victory over England in the third Test in Rajkot.

A host of India's best performers during the recent third Test against England have been rewarded with big moves on the latest ICC Men's Test Player Rankings.

Young gun Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his second double century of his fledgling Test career during the Rajkot contest and rose 14 spots to 15th overall and a new career-high rating on the updated rankings for Test batters.

There are now four Indian players inside the top 15 Test batters, with Jaiswal joining Virat Kohli (seventh), Rohit Sharma (12th) and Rishabh Pant (14th) near the head of proceedings as Kiwi veteran Kane Williamson continues to hold a commanding lead.

Williamson increased his advantage at the top following his match-winning century in the second Test against South Africa in Hamilton, with England opener Ben Duckett (up 12 rungs to 13th), Jaiswal, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (up seven places to 34th) and South Africa's David Bedingham (up 29 spots to 50th) among those players to make ground on the latest rankings update for batters.

Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin slides closer to Indian teammate Jasprit Bumrah at the top of the Test bowling rankings courtesy of a one-place jump to second after he went past 500 Test wickets, while Jadeja jumps three places to sixth on the same list following his five-wicket haul in England's second innings in Rajkot.

Jadeja scored a century and claimed seven wickets for the match in that emphatic Test victory and moved to a new career-high rating while maintaining his place as the No.1 ranked all-rounder in Test cricket.

The completion of the ODI series between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan saw little change within the top 10 of the ODI Player Rankings, although Pathum Nissanka gained seven places to rise to 11th on the list for ODI batters following his impressive series that included a century and a double century.

Sri Lanka have dominated the majority of the white-ball series against Afghanistan, with star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga in fine form during the opening two matches of the T20I component of the series.

Hasaranga became just the second Sri Lankan player to collect 100 T20I wickets when he claimed impressive figures of 2/19 during the second match of that series and the right-armer was rewarded with a jump up the latest rankings.

The 26-year-old rises one place to second on the latest T20I rankings for bowlers - with England counterpart Adil Rashid the only player in front of him - while also jumping seven spots to second on the updated list for T20I all-rounders.

Bangladesh veteran Shakib Al Hasan maintains a narrow lead at the top of the T20I rankings for all-rounders, with Hasaranga closing in courtesy of his latest heroics in Dambulla.

While Afghanistan currently trail Sri Lanka 2-0 in the three-match T20I series, they will be buoyed by the form of Ibrahim Zadran (up eight places on the rankings for batters to equal 21st) and left-arm seamer Fazalhaq Farooqi (up five places to eighth on the list for T20I bowlers).

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