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India fast bowler Mohammed Shami and opening batsman Mayank Agarwal have reached career-best positions in the ICC Test Rankings after contributing in an innings and 130-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore.
Shami’s bowling figures of three for 27 and four for 31 have lifted him eight places to seventh position. His 790 rating points are the third best for an India pace bowler with only Kapil Dev (877) and Jasprit Bumrah (832) having recorded more points.
Agarwal has reached 11th position after his player of the match effort of 243 in India’s only innings. The 28-year-old has reached 691 rating points after scoring 858 runs in his first eight Tests. Only seven players have scored more runs than him in their first eight Tests – Don Bradman (1210), Everton Weekes (968), Sunil Gavaskar (938), Mark Taylor (906), George Headley (904), Frank Worrell (890) and Herbert Sutcliffe (872).
In other significant movements for India after they secured a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has advanced four slots to reach joint-35th position among batsmen while fast bowlers Ishant Sharma (20th) and Umesh Yadav (22nd) have moved up one slot each. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin remains among the top 10 bowlers while moving back to fourth position among all-rounders.
Captain Virat Kohli is No. 2 among the batsmen while Cheteshwar Pujara is at No. 4 and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is at No. 5. Rohit Sharma occupies the 10th spot. No other team has four players in the top-10 list for batters.