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ICC Test Rankings: Ravindra Jadeja loses top all-rounder spot, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul gain big

Ravindra Jadeja was leapfrogged by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hassan

Utathya Nag utathya10 16 August 2017, 11:16 PM
Ravindra Jadeja is going through a tough time

Ravindra Jadeja is going through a tough time Image: Getty

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja lost the no. 1 all-rounder's ranking in Tests barely a week after securing the honour. Jadeja was ousted by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hassan after the Indian ace missed the third and final Test against New Zealand owing to a suspension for violating ICC's code of conduct.

Jadeja has slipped one point behind Shakib's tally of 431 points but remained at the top of the bowling rankings.

Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul attained career-high positions in the latest ICC Test rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.

Dhawan, who top-scored with 119 in the third and final Test in Pallekele, has moved up 10 places to the 28th position after India wrapped up the Test with two days remaining.

This was the Delhi batsman's second century in three Tests. The left-hander finished the Test series with 358 runs and was named player of the series.

Rahul has moved up two positions to equal his career-best ninth position after scoring 85 in the opening stand of 188 that came in under 40 overs.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya's 96-ball knock of 108 has seen him gain 45 positions to reach a career-best 68th rank among batsmen.

Among the bowlers, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami has climbed one place to 19th and Umesh Yadav has gained one spot to a career-best 21st position.

There was good news for Chinaman bowlers too as India's Kuldeep Yadav and Sri Lanka's Lakshan Sandakan have made rapid strides. Kuldeep has moved up 29 slots to the 58th place after returning figures of 4/40 and 1/56 in the third Test. Sandakan's haul of 5/132 has helped him gain 16 places to reach the 57th position.

Top-ranked India and seventh-placed Sri Lanka have retained their positions in the team rankings with India gaining two points to reach 125 points, increasing their lead over seventh placed South Africa to 15 points.

(With inputs from IANS)

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