New Delhi: India's Man of the Series against New Zealand, R Ashwin has broken into the Top 20 for the first time in the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers that were released on Tuesday, following the conclusion of the Bengaluru Test on Monday. India won the Test by 5 wickets.
The 25-year-old from Chennai, who took five for 69 in New Zealand's second innings, has jumped seven places to a career-best 18th position. The off-spinner finished the series with 18 wickets, and gained 26 places on the bowlers' table through the course of the series, as India defeated New Zealand 2-0 in the two-Test series.
He has also achieved a career-high rating of 591.