India’s premier Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Pujara was placed sixth in the batting list while Ashwin was eighth amongst the bowlers after the opening Test against New Zealand which India lost by 40 runs.

 

Among other Indians, Virat Kohli remained steady at 11th in the batting rankings followed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the 33rd spot, a loss of five positions for the Indian skipper.   Rohit Sharma rose six rungs to be joint 36th.

 

Among the bowlers, Pragyan Ojha was the next best-placed Indian after Ashwin at 11th, though he slipped down two positions.   Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan was static at 22nd in the list.   Elsewhere, Kumar Sangakkara‘s historic effort of 424 runs in the second Test in Chittagong against Bangladesh saw him jump five places to second in the rankings for Test Batsmen.