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Indian spinners take giant strides in ICC rankings

Riding on a brilliant show from in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand, the Indian bowlers have taken giant strides in ICC ODI rankings as the Amit Mishra has made a jump of 25 places climbing from 37th position to 12th position to share the stage with South African pacer Dale Steyn. The left arm spinner Axar Patel has also been benefited from the series as he has taken a leap of 5 places and is now on the ninth spot in the respective list.

Axar is now the youngest Indian bowler to climb into top 10 places in ICC rankings. In fact, currently, he is the only Indian bowler present in top 10 lists for India. Amit Mishra, who is on the 12th spot in the list is the second most successful bowler for India with R. Ashwin being the third most successful bowler by virtue of being on 16th position.

However, Indian openers Ajinkya Rahman and Rohit Sharma, who had a poor show in the series have lost two points each and have slipped in the rankings by 2 places. Rohit Sharma is now on the ninth place whereas Rahane stands on 30th rank. Virat Kohli continues to provide strong competition to top batsman AB De Villiers as the Indian Test captain has minimised the difference between him and ABD, though he is still on the second rank.

Talking of team India’s performance, the Indian team has gained one point whereas Kiwis has lost one point. Although, there is no change in their ranks in the points table.

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