Ashwin wrapped up 2015 with staying at the top of ICC Test bowler rankings, but later on got replaced. The Indian spinner recoiled back within no time and dethroned Lord’s Test hero Yasir Shah to grab the top spot.
Continuing his top form, Ashwin has also turned a nightmare for the West Indian camp in the ongoing second Test. West Indian batsmen falling to stay even in front of magical Ashwin fell on 16 runs before the tea on 1st day.
The ‘magical’ spinner took 5 wickets in 16 overs with just giving 52 runs.
Ashiwn was previously the best bowler in Tests in end of 2015, and now after 1st Test he once again gained the spot with displaying superb work at Antigua Test.
Yasir Shah, who was enjoying at top has fell to 5th spot at ICC Test bowler rankings after he conceding 46 points.
ICC Test Bowling Ranking (Top 5)
- R Ashwin 876 points
- J Anderson 875 points
- S Broad 852 points
- D Steyn 841 points
- Yasir Shah 832 points
Ravi Ashwin is just the third Indian bowler to take a five-for in 4 consecutive Tests after Bhagwath Chandrashekhar and Anil Kumble. #IndvWI
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This is why Ashwin is no.1 bowler in ICC rankings. Great ! Just Top class. #IndvWI
— Siddharth Jha (@jha_siddhus94) July 30, 2016
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Venue has changed, but no change in West Indies’s performance. Yet…
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 30, 2016