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Top 10 ICC Test Ranked Bowler

Ravichandran Ashwin, the 29 year old off spinner and all rounder from India gained the top spot in ICC test bowling rankings with his match winning five wicket haul against West Indies in the recently concluded test match at Antigua. This is also his first five wicket haul outside Asia which also fetched him man of the match award in the first match of four test series in India’s tour to West Indies, 2016. His 113 run innings with bat in the same match also strengthened his position as an all rounder in the ICC Test all rounder rankings. Ashwin is at top of the table also in the ICC test all rounder rankings followed by Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) and Stuart Broad (England).

Ravinda Jadeja is also in the top 10 list of ICC test bowler rankings. He is at 6th position behind Pakistan’s Yasir Shah. Ashwin leads the table followed by James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Dale Steyn, Yasir Shah, Ravindra Jadeja, Trent Boult, Josh Hazlewood, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander.

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Ashwin and Kohli gives India a thumping victory in first test against the West Indies

The Indian camp is all smiles winning their first match in the four test match series against the West Indies. This win is special as it is the first match that India played after Anil Kumble signing into the role of Indian cricket team’s head coach and recording their biggest test match win outside Asia. India defeated the West Indies by a huge margin of an Innings and 92 runs and leads the 4 test match series in the India tour of West Indies 2016 with 1-0.

The match was played in Antigua in hot and humid conditions which one would expect in the Caribbean. Going in to the match with five bowlers, India won the toss and elected to bat first. India scored a total of (566/8 dec in 161.5 overs) in their first innings with captain Kohli scoring a double century, Ashwin scoring a century, half centuries from Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra and some useful contribution from Wriddhiman Saha. Kraigg Brathwaite and Davendra Bishoo were the pick of the bowlers for the West Indies having got 3 scalp…

West Indies Squad for Test Series against India - 2016

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced a twelve member squad for the four test match series against India starting on July 21, 2016. Jason Holder will be leading the team with Kraigg Brathwaite as vice captain of the team. Roston Chase will be the only debutant player for West Indies in the 12-member squad. This West indies team is packed with full of all-rounders in the names of Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite, Roston Chase and Jason holder which gives the team depth in batting and more bowling options to deal with batting strong Indian team. However, the bowling unit looks a bit inexperienced but playing at home might give an edge to attack the Indian batsmen.
Squad:

Jason Holder(c)Kraigg BrathwaiteShane Dowrich (Wk)Marlon SamuelsJermaine BlackwoodDevendra BishooRajendra ChandrikaCarlos BrathwaiteDarren BravoRoston ChaseLeon JohnsonShannon Gabriel
WIth both the teams announcing their respective squads we can expect an interesting contest between India and West I…