Darren Bravo moves up in rankings

(ICC) India spinner Pragyan Ojha has broken into the top 15 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers for the first time  in his career following a high-quality performance in the third Test in Mumbai, which concluded yesterday.

Slow left-armer Ojha took seven wickets in the match, including 6-47 in the second innings, and as a result has earned himself 11 places on the rankings and now sits in 15th place, just ahead of Australia’s Peter Siddle.

The news is not so good for Ojha’s team-mate Ishant Sharma, who has slipped three places to 20th position after taking just one wicket in the match.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen, Darren Bravo has moved up 14 places and now sits just outside the top 20 in 21st position, thanks to his knocks of 166 and 48 in the match, which concluded in a thrilling draw.

Meanwhile, India has closed the gap on England at the top of the Reliance ICC Test Championship table to seven points after the series win over the West Indies. India, who are ranked six places above the men from the Caribbean, gained one ratings point for the 2-0 series win and moves up to 118 ratings points, compared to the 125 points of England.

West Indies remain on 88 points despite the defeat, reflecting the weighting given when teams those who are higher up on the table.

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