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Latest ICC Test rankings: Ashwin, Anderson tied for No.1 spot, Khawaja and Lyon enter top ten

James Anderson and Ravichandran Ashwin are tied for top spot in the latest ICC Test rankings
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

England pacer James Anderson has moved level on points with Ravichandran Ashwin at the top of the latest ICC Test Bowling Rankings, which were released today (March 8, 2023).

Ashwin had become the top-ranked bowler last week but dropped six rating points after he only managed to pick up four wickets in the third Test against Australia. The India off-spinner, courtesy of the dropped points, now sits on 859 points, level with Anderson, who last featured during England’s Test series against New Zealand.

Pat Cummins, who did not play the third Test at Indore and has since been ruled out of the fourth Test at Ahmedabad, sits third, boasting 849 rating points. Kagiso Rabada, meanwhile, retains fourth spot after his eight-wicket haul during South Africa’s first Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park, Centurion.


Nathan Lyon, after his match-winning 11-wicket haul against India at Indore, has moved into the top ten, occupying ninth place. Prior to that game, he was placed 14th, highlighting the giant strides he has made in the past week. His Australia teammate Usman Khawaja also made his way into the top 10 rankings for batters, jostling up to ninth spot after being placed 11th when the rankings were released the last time. Aiden Markram and Jermaine Blackwood, who starred for South Africa and West Indies at Centurion, have also gained ground, getting up to 33rd and 35th, respectively.

In the ODI rankings, Jason Roy moved up to 12th in the batting rankings after making a century in England’s series victory over Bangladesh, with Jos Buttler (16th) and Dawid Malan (35th) also moving up. Shakib Al Hasan cemented his spot at the top of the all-rounder rankings with a Player of the Match showing in the final game. He now sits 27th on the batting list and fifth on the bowling list.

ICC Test Rankings – Bowlers

Rank, Player, Rating Points

1 (0) Ravichandran Ashwin – 859

1 (0) James Anderson – 859

3 (0) Pat Cummins – 849

4 (0) Kagiso Rabada – 807

5 (+1) Shaheen Afridi – 787

5 (0) Jasprit Bumrah – 787

7 (0) Ollie Robinson – 785

8 (0) Ravindra Jadeja – 772

9 (+6) Nathan Lyon – 769

10 (-1) Kyle Jamieson – 757

ICC Test Rankings – Batters

Rank, Player, Rating Points

1 (0) Marnus Labuschagne – 919

2 (0) Steve Smith – 873

3 (0) Joe Root – 871

4 (0) Babar Azam – 862

5 (0) Travis Head – 843

6 (0) Kane Williamson – 797

7 (0) Tom Blundell – 782

8 (0) Rishabh Pant – 773

9 (+2) Usman Khawaja – 757

10 (0) Dimuth Karunaratne – 748

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