ICC Test Rankings: Ashwin holds onto second spot

New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has advanced eight places to a career-best third position in the ICC Men's Test Player Rankings after a fine show in the two-match ICC World Test Championship series against Bangladesh that ended in a 1-1 draw.

The 27-year-old, who finished with eight wickets including six in the second Test in Christchurch, is only the fifth bowler from New Zealand to touch the 825-rating point mark after Richard Hadlee (909 in November 1985), Neil Wagner (859 in December 2019), Tim Southee (839 in November 2021) and Trent Boult (825 in May 2015).

Left-arm seam bowler Boult too has advanced in the latest weekly update that includes the fourth Ashes Test and the second Test between India and South Africa, moving up three places to 12th with nine wickets in the series. Among New Zealand's batters, Tom Latham has advanced two places to 11th after finishing with 267 runs in the series while Devon Conway's 244-run aggregate, which includes two centuries, has lifted him 18 places to 29th position after just five Tests.

Ross Taylor has signed off from Test cricket in 28th place, having attained a career-best fourth position and 871 rating points in December 2013.