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Axar Patel gets career best rank

Indian left-arm spinner Axar Patel jumped 20 places to career-best rank of 13 in the ICC Rankings for ODI bowlers while Jasprit Bumrah and Dhawal Kulkarni also made progress after conclusion of series against Zimbabwe.

Patel, who took three wickets against Zimbabwe, is now just three places behind India s highest-ranked bowler Ravichandran Ashwin. Paceman Bumrah, who with nine wickets was the most successful bowler in the series, has stormed up 125 places to 97th while Kulkarni s five wickets in the series have lifted him 29 places to 88th.

West Indies’ spinner Sunil Narine has returned to his number-one position. He had led New Zealand s Trent Boult by three points going into the series. The off-spinner now leads Boult by 28 points after claiming eight wickets in the tri-series to date. South Africa s Imran Tahir has jumped three places to second position. The wrist spinner is the leading wicket-taker in the series with 13 wickets to date, including a career-best seven for 45 against the West Indies. 

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