New Delhi: India’s Ravindra Jadeja climbed to the top spot in the ICC Test rankings for all-rounders on Wednesday after his match-winning performance against Sri Lanka in the opening Test in Mohali.
“Ravindra Jadeja’s performance at India’s recent Test win against Sri Lanka in Mohali has catapulted him to the no. 1 position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings,” the ICC said in a statement.
His unbeaten 175 lifted him up to 17 places from 54th to 37th with the bat and he added nine wickets to move up to 17th with the ball.
His all-round contribution was enough for him to regain the top all-rounder spot from Jason Holder, who had held the position since February 2021. Jadeja’s only previous time on top was in August 2017, when he spent a week at number one. Jadeja was named player of the match for his show against Sri Lanka in Mohali, where India triumphed under three days by an innings and 222 runs.
Former India captain Virat Kohli also moved up two places to move to No. 5 position in Test batting ranking where Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne leads the way with 936 points. Rohit Sharma in 6th place and Rishabh Pant in 10th are the other Indian batters in Top 10.
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1. Ravindra Jadeja – 406 points
2. Jason Holder – 382 points
3. R Ashwin – 347 points
4. Shakib Al Hasan – 324 points
5. Ben Stokes – 287 points
Jadeja reaches the summit 👑
Kohli, Pant move up ⬆️
Some big movements in the latest update to the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's Test Player rankings 📈
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— ICC (@ICC) March 9, 2022
He became the third Indian player to score 150-plus and take a five-wicket haul in the same match, while sixth overall to achieve the massive feat. The 33-year-old joined an elite list of players which include Vinoo Mankad, Denis Atkinson, Polly Umrigar, Gary Sobers and Mushtaq Ahmed.
Jadeja played with a lot of maturity in his record-breaking innings as he shared three-century partnerships with three players to laid the foundation of India’s massive total.
In the batting charts, former India captain Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant moved up in the latest rankings. Kohli, who scored 45 runs against Sri Lanka, climb two steps to jump to fifth spot. While Pant’s blistering 96-run knock helped to enter the top-10 of ICC rankings.
In T20I cricket, whilst the top 12 batters are unchanged, at joint thirteenth position is Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai, who’s unbeaten 59 in the second match against Bangladesh at Mirpur ensured a shared series win. For the hosts, Liton Das starred in the first match with 60, which helped him to gain 26 places to 49th over the course of the series. With the ball, Nasum Ahmed has made his first appearance in the top 10 bowlers, thanks to his ‘Player of the Match’ performance of 4-10 in the first match.