Jason Holder returns to top spot among allrounders after Antigua test against England
Jasprit Bumrah and Dimuth Karunaratne made significant gains in the ICC Test standings after the two-game streak between India and Sri Lanka came to an end on Monday. While Bumrah’s top five at home, second Test at Bengaluru and eight wickets in the match helped him climb six to number 4, Karunaratne’s 107 fourth innings pushed him three places to a better number 5 career in the batting ratings.
Bumrah left behind Shaheen Afridi, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, James Anderson, Neil Wagner and Josh Hazlewood on the rise, his eighth five-wicket count in Tests took India to a 2-0 sweep streak and thwarted the Karunaratne’s combat effort on a test track at Chinnaswamy.
Jason Holder claimed the all-around Test top spot after Ravindra Jadeja briefly replaced him after his 175 non-outs and nine wickets in the first Test against SRi Lanka at Mohali. Holder’s aggregate contributions of three wickets and 45 and 37 no-outs with the bat kept West Indies holding on to level the first Test against England in Antigua.
Starting teammate Nkrumah Bonner, who scored 123 and 38 not knocked out in a Player of the Match performance, climbed 22 places to No. 22 in the batting rankings, while Shreyas Iyer’s two and a half centuries in Bengaluru l helped jump 40 spots at No. 37. Iyer was player of the game in the game after 92 and 67 hits on the tough field.