Sir Jadeja tops ICC Test ranking charts

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Ravindra Jadeja, the top ranked Test bowler, has also emerged as the No. 1 all-rounder in the latest Test rankings released by the International Cricket Council.

Consistent middle order batsman Cheteswar Pujara is the top Indian among the batsmen, placed at No. 3 behind Australia skipper Steven Smith and Englishman Joe Root and two positions above his captain Virat Kohli.

Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have made notable movements after their centuries in the Colombo Test helped India take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series with an innings and 53 runs win over Sri Lanka. Pujara’s knock of 133 in his 50th Test has helped him to a career-high 888 points and third position while Rahane has moved from 11th to fifth position with a score of 132.

Jadeja’s knock of 70 not out and seven wickets have seen him edge out Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to take the top position among all-rounders for the first time. Jadeja, who is the top-ranked Test bowler, has also gained nine places to reach 51st rank among batsmen while India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has attained a career-best 44th position after moving up four places.

Bowlers Mohammad Shami (up three places to 20th) and Umesh Yadav (up three places to 22nd) have made notable gains.

Following are the rankings released on Tuesday (August 8, 2017)

BATSMAN – TOP 10 

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team   

1       ( – )       Steve Smith      Aus

2       ( – )       Joe Root           Eng

3       (+1)      C. Pujara           Ind

4       (-1)       K. Williamson     NZ

5       ( – )       Virat Kohli         Ind

6       (+5)      A. Rahane         Ind

7       (+2)      J. Bairstow        Eng

8       (-2)       Azhar Ali           Pak

9       (+1)      Hashim Amla     SA

10       (-3)       David Warner    Aus

 

BOWLERS TOP-10 

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team    

1       ( – )       R. Jadeja          Ind

2       (+1)      J. Anderson      Eng

3       (-1)       R. Ashwin          Ind

4       ( – )       J. Hazlewood    Aus

5       (-1)       R. Herath          SL

6       ( – )       K. Rabada         SA

7       (+1)      Stuart Broad     Eng

8       (-1)       Dale Steyn        SA

9       ( – )       V. Philander      SA

10       ( – )       Neil Wagner     NZ

 

ALL-ROUNDER TOP-5 

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team   

   1       (+1)      R. Jadeja          Ind

2       (-1)       S. Al Hasan       Ban

3       (-1)       R. Ashwin         Ind

4       ( – )       Moeen Ali         Eng

5       ( – )       Ben Stokes       Eng

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