Cricket is a great game of uncertainty. So the players’ rankings are not certain because their Test and ODI spots rise and fall in quick time. A couple of good performances take the players to the top spot, while a few poor displays put the batters, bowlers, and all-rounders down. It is just like in tennis, where players’ ATP rankings fluctuate most of the time.
Fortune favours the brave
It seems like luck is with Jadega at the moment. MS Dhoni, who has been leading the Chennai Super Kings since 2008, has decided to step down as captain ahead of the IPL 2022 season. Ravindra Jadega will replace Dhoni as the new skipper of the side.
Jadega overtakes Holder to reclaim the top spot.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja turned out to be the number one all-rounder in the world, leaving behind Jason Holder of the West Indies in the latest ICC Test rankings unveiled for the allrounders.
Last week, Jadega lost his top spot to Holder. But the star allrounder, Jadega, regained his place with 385 rating points.
Jadeja’s teammate, Ravichandran Ashwin, has been occupying third place among the top all-rounders in the world. However, Ashwin has maintained his position in the bowling department.Currently, he is in the second spot in bowling as per the ICC rankings.
Rohit slips to 4th spot in Test cricket
India skipper Rohit, the country’s top-ranked batter, fell a spot to seventh in the latest Test rankings for batters.
Former India captain Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant remained in ninth and tenth place, respectively.
Babar, Rizwan, and Khawaja improve their rankings.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who was at his glorious best against Australia during the second Test of the series in Karachi, gained three spots to move up to No.5 in the rankings chart.
Other star performers with the bat from the same match—Mohammad Rizwan and Usman Khawaja—have also taken a massive leap.
After his unbeaten knock of 104 in the second innings, Rizwan has moved up six spots to joint No. 11 alongside David Warner. Khawaja, who scored 160 and 44 in Karachi, moved up eleven spots to No. 13.
India’s pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah, who bagged eight wickets, including his maiden Test five-wicket haul against Sri Lank, has jumped six spots to attain fourth place in the latest ICC Test Rankings for bowlers released.
The 28-year-old speedster leapfrogged Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi, New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee, England’s James Anderson, South Africa-born Kiwi cricketer Neil Wagner and Australia’s Josh Hazlewood on the table.
Rohit slides to 4th in ODI chart.
Kohli remains in second place, while Rohit has dropped to fourth in the ODI rankings.In the ODI chart, Kohli retained his second spot even as Rohit moved down a rank to be fourth among batters. Kohli has 811 points and is placed behind Paksitan captain Babar Azam, who also retained his top spot.
However, Rohit, who was earlier placed third, was pushed down to fourth by South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.
Bumrah lone Indian bowler in top 10 in ODI
Bumrah, the only Indian in the top 10 in the ODI bowlers’ list , held on to his sixth spot, but Ravindra Jadeja moved down a place to 10th, alongside Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams.
Dhoni steps down as the CSK skipper
MS Dhoni has decided to hand over the leadership of the Chennai Super Kings to Ravindra Jadeja, who has been picked to lead the team. Jadeja, who has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings since 2012, will be only the third player to lead CSK.
Dhoni is the second most successful skipper in IPL history, having won four IPL titles in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021, respectively.
Dhoni also holds the second-best win percentage (59.6) in the league, having won 121 matches and losing 82. He was one of the most successful skippers in the IPL.