Jadeja, Ashwin hold on to their Test rankings

Virat Kohli is placed second among batsmen in the latest ICC list.

Jadeja and Ashwin have 866 and 811 points respectively.   -  K. Murali Kumar

The Indian spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have held on to the third and fifth position respectively in the latest ICC Test rankings for bowlers, headed by England pacer James Anderson, ahead of the five-match Test series starting in Birmingham on August 1.

Jadeja and Ashwin have 866 and 811 points respectively, while South Africans Kagiso Rabada (882) and Vernon Philander (826) are placed second and fourth respectively.

Anderson, who claimed nine wickets in England’s drawn two-Test series at home against Pakistan earlier this summer, has 892 points.

In the ranking for batsmen, Virat Kohli is in second position, while Cheteshwar Pujara is sixth. Joe Root is the only England batsman in the top 10 which is still headed by Steve Smith, currently serving a ban.

Two Indians and as many English players have found a place in the top 10 ranking for all-rounders with Jadeja and Ashwin in second and fourth place and Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali grabbing the sixth and seventh spot respectively.

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