Indian opener Mayank Agarwal rises up ICC cricket ranking
India opener Mayank Agarwal and New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel have made massive progress in the ICC Men's Test Player Rankings after outstanding performances in the second Test of their ICC World Test Championship series in Mumbai.
Agarwal's player of the Match effort of 150 and 62 has helped him gain 30 spots and reach 11th position in the latest weekly update to the men's rankings which is carried out on Wednesdays and includes all matches ending on Tuesdays. He is just one spot below a career-best 10th position that he first attained in November 2019.
Mumbai-born Patel, who became only the third player to take all ten wickets in a Test inning, emulating Jim Laker and Anil Kumble, has moved up 23 slots to 38th after finishing with 14 wickets in the match. The left-arm spinner's previous best ranking was 53rd, and he had started the series in 62nd position.
Others to move up in the rankings after the Mumbai Test are India opener Shubman Gill (up 21 places to 45th), fast bowler Mohammad Siraj (up four places to 41st) and New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell (up 26 places to 78th).
Spinners Lasith Embuldeniya and Ramesh Mendis, too, have made substantial gains. Embuldeniya has gained five slots to reach 32nd position after finishing with seven wickets in the match, while Mendis has progressed 18 places to 39th with an 11-wicket match haul.