ODI rankings: Ashwin jumps to 18th spot
Following his consistent performance in the recent past, India's R Ashwin broke into the top 20 of the ICC ODI bowling charts for the time in his career, while batsman Virat Kohli moved up one rung to be placed fourth in the latest ranking released on Wednesday.
With 620 points, Ashwin was ranked 18th, a jump of three places.
The ever-improving Kohli recorded 766 points and is placed alongside India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who went down one spot.Rohit Sharma, climbed 21 places to 35th, thanks to his three half centuries in the ongoing series against the West Indies.
Image: R Ashwin
Amla still tops batsmen's list
But there was less joy for opener Gautam Gambhir who lost seven places, falling to 19th on the table alongside South Africa's JP Duminy.
South Africa's Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers and Jonathan Trott continued to occupy the top three spots.Among West Indies players, Ravi Rampaul improved one place to 13th, while in batting those moving up included Lendl Simmons (up five spots to 25th), Darren Bravo (up 15 to 54th) and Andre Russell (up 34 to 76th).
Image: Hashim Amla
Pakistan spin twins lead bowling chart
After his strong showing in the recent three-match series in Bangladesh, Pakistan's spinner, Mohammad Hafeez, gained six places and now sits just 19 ratings points behind teammate Saeed Ajmal, who heads the bowlers' list.Despite losing the series 3-0, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan's series figures of 4-90 earned him three places on the bowling rankings as he moved to seventh overall.
Image: Mohammad Hafeez