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Sri Lanka series gives Ravindra Jadeja chance to reclaim top spot in ICC rankings

The 28-year-old is currently second in the ICC Test rankings for both bowlers and all-rounders

T2 Online Newsdesk 15 November 2017, 6:01 PM
Ravindra Jadeja will be gunning to take back what was his in the ICC test rankings

Ravindra Jadeja will be gunning to take back what was his in the ICC test rankings Image: AFP

Ravindra Jadeja will have a chance to reclaim the top spots among bowlers and all-rounders in the ICC rankings when India square off against Sri Lanka in the three-match Test series starting at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Jadeja had let both the categories after India's tour of Sri Lanka but since then has been out of the squad. He is currently second in both the standings.

In the bowlers' category, the 28-year-old is 12 points behind England pacer James Anderson, while in the all-rounders' list, he is eight points behind Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh.

The 28-year-old has so far played 32 Tests, bagging 155 wickets and amassing 1,136 runs.

Apart from Jadeja, India skipper Virat Kohli -- currently ranked sixth -- will also be eyeing a return to the top five among batsmen as he presently trails Australia's David Warner by just one point.

Other India batsmen in the top 10 include KL Rahul (eighth) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (ninth), while batsmen outside the top-20 are Shikhar Dhawan (30th), Murali Vijay (36th) and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (47th).

The other India bowlers to feature prominently in the rankings are Ravichandran Ashwin (fourth), Mohammed Shami (19th), Umesh Yadav (27th), Ishant Sharma (29th) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (37th).

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