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Mohammed Shami attained his career-best standing in the ICC Test bowling rankings after breaking into the top ten.
By: Amartya Sharma
After a stunning performance by both bat and bowl in the first test match against Bangladesh in Indore, India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs. This win brings an upgrade to a lot of Indian cricketers' ICC Test rankings and career milestones.
Mohammad Shami has made into Top 10 rankings of bowlers in Test cricket for the first time in his career.
Shami who ranks 7 now has rating points of 790 after his career-best 7/58 performance in the just-concluded test match against the Bangladeshi side. The 790 rating points is the third-best for an Indian pacer after Kapil Dev's 877 and Jasprit Bumrah's 832.
As Ishant Sharma moves into the Top 20 list and is at rank number 20 after 3/51 against Bangladesh. Ravichandran Ashwin's 85/5 helps him be in the Top 10 list. Umesh Yadav, who came in as Jaspit Bumrah's replacement ranks at 22 after a 98/4 against
3 Indian bowlers are in the Top 10 list in Test cricket, Former test number 3 slips to fourth Jasprit Bumrah after being out of action after being detected of a Lumbar (lower back) stress fracture which had been detected ahead of the three-match Test series against South Africa, at number 7 is Mohammad Shami who lead a splendid bowling attack against Bangladesh and then Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun his web against Bangladesh batting order also completed his milestone of joint-fastest 250 wickets in test at home with Muttiah Murlidharan's record of 42 tests, ranks at number 10.
Ravindra Jadeja remains on rank number 2 in the rankings of the All-rounder slot in the longest format after his fiery 60 (not out) in 76 balls where he smashed 6 fours and 2 sixes, but remained wicketless despite a 17 over spell (3 in first innings and 14 in second innings)
Meanwhile even the 'Bradmansque' Mayank Agarwal, after a majestic career-best double ton (243) that helped India set an un-sailable lead of 343 runs and the Man of the Match was ranked No. 11 among the batsmen. The 28-year old debuted against West Indies earlier this year, with 3 half-centuries, 3 centuries and two double tonnes in just 12 innings has helped him come into the top 15 list of batsmen of the longest format. He has an average of 71.50 and the rating points of 691.
After this inning, Mayank Agarwal who previously ranked 18 skipped seven ranks and came on number 11.
Mayank Agarwal is only the 2nd Indian opener to score two double centuries in a calendar year after Virender Sehwag scored 319 against South Africa and 201 against Sri Lanka in 2008.
In terms of innings taken for the second Test double ton, Agarwal stands at 2nd position behind Vinod Kambli who took 5 innings. Donald Bradman played 13 innings for the 2nd Test double while the new Indian Test opener needed only 12 innings.
The top ten batsmen list in the test is unfazed by the recent test match performances. Four Indian batsmen are currently in the Top Ten list, Virat Kohli despite being out on a duck stands strong on the second position just below Steve Smith, with the career point of 912.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkaya Rahane maintain positions 4 and 5 ranks respectively. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 54 runs and Ajinkaya Rahane scored 86 runs.
Virat Kohli equals Alan Border's tally of 32 Test matches win as a skipper and his jointly at fourth position at the moment.
India will look to extend its record of the most consecutive series wins at home (currently at 11) after defeating Bangladesh in its first-ever day-night Test match in the Eden Gardens which commences on 22nd November 2019.
India continues to stay at the top of the ICC Test World Championship table with 300 points, these points are more than the combined points gathered by the rest of the teams (232).