ICC Test Rankings: Ravindra Jadeja risen to top position of all-rounder. Ravindra Jadeja surpassed West Indies’ Jason Holder to take the lead. The India all-rounder was named Player of the Match in the Mohali Test against Sri Lanka for his unbeaten 175-run knock and 9 wickets.
Ravindra Jadeja of India has risen to the top of the ICC Test rankings for all-rounders. Following his match-winning performance against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Mohali. Jadeja surpassed West Indies’ Jason Holder to take the lead. It’s not the first time the Indian spinner has topped the all-rounder rankings. And his rise comes as no surprise after a stunning performance against Sri Lanka in the series opener.
The India all-rounder was named Player of the Match after scoring an unbeaten 175 in the first innings to help India reach a formidable 574/8 declared total. He followed that up with a five-wicket haul in Sri Lanka’s first innings. As well as the best figures in the second innings (4/46). Jadeja’s 175* was also the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian batsman batting at No.7 or lower, breaking Kapil Dev’s long-standing record.
Ravindra Jadeja risen to top position of all-rounder.
Holder has moved up to second place, while Jadeja’s teammate Ravichandran Ashwin has dropped to third.
Meanwhile, former India captain Virat Kohli, who recently played his 100th Test, has returned to the top five in Test batter rankings. While wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has entered the top ten following his 96-run knock in Mohali.
Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne remained the world’s top-ranked batter, and his rating of 936 places him 12th all-time, with Ricky Ponting, Steve Smith, and Don Bradman the only Australians rated higher than the 27-year-old.
There were no major changes in the top ten men’s bowling rankings, and only one move, with Neil Wagner and Josh Hazlewood swapping places at eighth and ninth, respectively.
Nasum Ahmed of Bangladesh was the biggest mover among bowlers in the new ICC Men’s T20I player rankings, jumping up 17 places to make the top ten.
Anrich Nortje of South Africa has moved up to seventh place, ahead of Mujeeb Ur Rahman.