Sri Lanka’s Prabath Jayasuriya jumps 6th in ICC Test bowling rankings

Sri Lanka spinner Prabath Jayasuriya has been placed 6th in the ICC’s Men’s Test Bowling Rankings following his eight-wicket match haul in the one-off Test against Afghanistan last week.

Jayasuriya jumped three places to sixth on Test bowling ranks, while compatriot Asitha Fernando improved seven spots to 34th after six scalps from the same match.
Meanwhile, India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has claimed the No.1 spot on the latest ICC Men’s Test Bowling Rankings. Bumrah rose to the top for the first time on the back of his tremendous match figures of 9/91 during his side’s series-equalling 106-run victory over England in the second Test in Vizag, an effort that saw the right-arm pacer become the first quick from India claim the top Test ranking.

His teammate Ravichandran Ashwin dropped two places to third on the updated rankings for Test bowlers, with South Africa pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada maintaining his place in second despite sitting out the Proteas’ Test series in New Zealand.