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Ashwin slips to 3rd place in ICC ranking

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin slipped a place to take the third position in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has climbed to second position after grabbing his eighth 10-wicket match haul and helping win the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Colombo by four wickets.
Herath leapfrogged Ashwin to move within 32 points of Ravindra Jadeja, making it a 1-2 for left-arm spinners.
The 39-year-old Herath, who is the most successful left- arm spinner in Tests with a tally of 384 wickets in 81 matches, finished with a match haul of 11 for 249 in Colombo to move up a list in which England's James Anderson and Australia's Josh Hazlewood are the highest ranked pace bowlers in joint-fourth position. Herath was not the only left-arm spinner to gain in the rankings. South Africa's Keshav Maharaj' has moved up 12 slots to 26th position after grabbing six wickets in his team's 340 -run win over England at Trent Bridge.
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