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R Ashwin finishes 2016 as No.1 Test bowler and all-rounder

2016 proved to be a spectacular year for Ravichandran Ashwin as he finished the year as number one Test bowler.

India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 31, 2016 18:08 IST ]
R Ashwin finishes 2016 as No.1 Test bowler and all-rounderPhoto:PTI

2016 proved to be a spectacular year for Ravichandran Ashwin as he finished the year as number one Test bowler.

In addition to that, he also continued to lead the all-rounders' table. 

Indian cricket team, on the other hand,  ended the year as the numero uno side in the latest list issued here.

Another Indian spin bowler Ravindra Jadeja finished the year as number two Test bowler.

This is just the second time the top two spots in the bowlers' chart is occupied by India players, with the pair emulating left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi and leg-spinner Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, who were ranked one and two in 1974.

In the Test batsmen's ranking, India skipper Virat Kohli has ended the year at second position with Australia's Steve Smith heading the chart.

Pakistan opener Azhar Ali has moved up 10 places to reach a career-high sixth rank, riding on his scores of 205 not out and 43 in the second Test against Australia in Melbourne.

Meanwhile, Team India has ended the year as the No.1 ranked Test side with 120 ranking points, 15 points clear of second placed Australia (105 points).

(With PTI inputs)

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