ICC Test Rankings: Ashwin, Jadeja maintain top slots, Virat stays 2nd

India is the No. 1 team in ICC Test rankings with 120 rating points, well ahead of Australia, who is in the second position with 109 points.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin hold the top spot in ICC Test rankings for bowlers with 887 points.   -  K. R. Deepak

India’s spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja held onto the top two slots in the ICC’s latest Test Ranking for bowlers, while skipper Virat Kohli was a notch behind Australian captain Steve Smith in batsmen’s list.

Ashwin (887 points) and Jadeja (879 points) were ranked No. 1 and 2 in the list, while Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood (860 points), who gained 29 points by virtue of his good show against Pakistan, has risen to the third spot in the list.

South African Kagiso Rabada was another big gainer as he jumped nine spots to be eighth in the list.

The only other Indian in the Top 20 is speedster Mohammed Shami, who is in 19th position.

In the batsmen’s list, Smith is still atop the list with 933 points even though he dropped for ranking points.

However, Indian captain Kohli is a distant second with 875 points. There is no other Indian batsman in the Top 10, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are 12th and 16th respectively.

India is the No. 1 team in ICC Test rankings with 120 rating points, well ahead of Australia, who is in the second position with 109 points.