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Ravichandran Ashwin entitled with No. 1 Test bowler and all-rounder

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As per ICC ranking India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has ended 2015 as the number one Test bowler and all-rounder.

  • Ashwin took 62 wickets in nine Tests of 2015 including 31 scalps in the four matches against South Africa & became the first India bowler since Bishen Bedi in 1973 to achieve the milestone of finishing the year on top.
  • Bishan Bedi, an ICC Hall of Famer, is the only India bowler to ever top the Test bowling table, while Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble peaked at number-two during their careers.

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  • Ravindra Jadeja also had an impressive outing against the South Africans, ended the year at sixth. Ashwin and Jadeja are the only two Indians in the top 10 rankings of the Test bowlers.
  • Ajinkya Rahane ended at 11th among Test batsmen and he is the only Indian in the top 20.
  • Australia captain Steve Smith finished 2015 as the number-one ranked player. Last week he won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year award had entered the Melbourne Test in fourth position.

For the second time in three years, Ashwin has finished as the number-one ranked Test all-rounder.

There are no Indians in the top-10 list of Test batsmen

Top-10 Test batsmen:

  1. Steve Smith (Aus) 899 points
  2. Kane Williamson (NZ) 889
  3. Joe Root (Eng) 888
  4. AB de Villiers (SA) 877
  5. David Warner (Aus) 827
  6. Younus Khan (Pak) 826
  7. Angelo Mathews (SL) 808
  8. Hashim Amla (SA) 774
  9. Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 764
  10. Alastair Cook (Eng) 764

Top-10 Test bowlers:

  1. Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) 871 points
  2. Dale Steyn (SA) 867
  3. Stuart Broad (Eng) 859
  4. Yasir Shah (Pak) 846
  5. James Anderson (Eng) 838
  6. Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) 789
  7. Trent Boult (NZ) 787
  8. Josh Hazlewood (Aus) 752
  9. Vernon Philander (SA) 739
  10. Tim Southee (NZ) 731

Top-5 Test all-rounders:

  1. Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) 406 points
  2. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 384
  3. Stuart Broad (Eng) 326
  4. Vernon Philander (SA) 293
  5. Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) 259