Pujara, Ashwin slip in ICC ranking
Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin in ICC Test rankings even though he slipped one place but still among the top 10 in batting and bowling are the only Indian player . The first Test between India and New Zealand on Sunday after the match finished sixth in the list , while Ashwin Pujara batting eighth in the list of bowlers . India lost the match by 40 runs .
Virat Kohli batting at the other Indians remained at 11th place in the rankings while Mahendra Singh Dhoni has dropped five places to 33rd below .
Indian bowlers Pragyan Ojha followed after Ashwin who has slipped two places to 11th position , despite the recession . Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan remained at number 22 on the list . India's Ishant Sharma , who took six wickets in the first innings, six places above the spinner Ravindra Jadeja reached 25th place down a notch down to the 24th have .
Fast bowler Mohammad Shami are two places above the 41 th spot . Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara scored 424 against Bangladesh in Chittagong Test batting rankings with a leap of five places as well have moved to another location . In this match , Sangakkara scored 319 and 105 . Sangakkara 58 rating points gained from this effort . Now it three ratings points ahead of third -placed Shivnarine Chanderpaul and running on top of AB de Villiers, 33 points behind .
The latest ranking has slipped to fifth place in New Zealand's Ross Taylor . New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson other than Taylor and Brendon McCullum are included in the top 20 . These two were the Auckland Test centuries . Williamson , who scored 113 in the first innings over four slots come 19th of his career best ranking . McCullum has jumped 15 places and he reached the 20th position .
It is also his career best ranking . His fellow bowler Tim Southee managed to make it to the top 10 for the first time . He climbed four places have reached the tenth position .
India ranks second in the ICC Test ranking in jeopardy
First Test against New Zealand by 40 runs after losing the second spot in ICC Test rankings , India is in danger . If Australia against South Africa starting Thursday is successful in winning the Test series , India will drop down . But India is now second placed New Zealand is lagging behind the two -match series 0-1 . South Africa is at the top of the table with 133 points . Australia is third with 111 points .
Australia will win the second spot . If Australia loses the series will not change its position in the table .