New Zealand opener Tom Blundell and debutant paceman Kyle Jamieson were among the biggest gainers in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test player rankings, released on Tuesday, 3 March, reports ICC.
Blundell, who scored 117 runs in four innings, which put him among the top two run-scorers in the series. The performance meant he had a jump of 27 places to No.46. Shaw, who returned for his first series since his Test debut against West Indies in 2018, rose 17 places to No.76.
There were few changes elsewhere. Australia's Steve Smith retained his top spot, holding a 25-point advantage over Virat Kohli. Smith's apprentice Marnus Labuschagne jumped one spot to round off the top three, taking the place of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. England all-rounder Ben Stokes and India opener Mayank Agarwal moved a spot each and swapped places to break into and fall out of the top 10 respectively.
Among bowlers, Tim Southee's Player of the Series-winning performance against India took him into the top five, at No.4, while Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult returned to the top 10, gaining four places each to occupy the seventh and ninth positions respectively. But the biggest gainer was Jamieson, who rose from No.80 to 43.