Ravindra Jadeja maintains top spot in ICC rankings

Among batsmen, Virat Kohli is the highest-ranked Indian in the latest rankings released on Tuesday.

Ravindra Jadeja is also currently the second best all-rounder in the world, according to the latest rankings.   -  AP

Ravindra Jadeja maintained his top spot in the bowlers’ list while India skipper Virat Kohli remained in fifth place in the batting charts in the latest ICC Test Rankings released on Tuesday.

Among batsmen, Cheteshwar Pujara is the top-ranked Indian in the fourth position while opener Shikhar Dhawan climbed 21 places to be ranked 39th. The batting list is topped by Australia captain Steve Smith followed by England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.

In the bowlers’ chart, Ravichandran Ashwin displaced Sri Lanka captain Rangana Herath to claim the second spot. Herath is third in the rankings. Pacer Mohammed Shami gained a place to be 23rd.

Jadeja and Ashwin are second and third respectively in the all-rounders’ list. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is still perched at the top of the table.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes moved up 12 places to joint-25th position in the rankings for batsmen and also gained two places to reach 19th position. His effort at The Oval also saw him overtake South Africa’s Vernon Philander to take fifth position in the list of all-rounders.

Among other players from England, Jonny Bairstow has gained three slots to occupy the ninth spot; opening batsman Alastair Cook has moved up three places to be ranked 12.

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