Sunday, 25 December 2016

Ravindra Jadeja reaches to No. 2 in ICC Test bowling ranking

Ravindra Jadeja's lady 10-wicket coordinate pull in the last Test against England in Chennai, which India won by an innings and 75 runs, pushed him to the second position in the rundown of ICC rankings for Test bowlers on Wednesday (December 21).

Jadeja, the left-arm spinner, finished the five-Test series with 26 wickets, just two less than R Ashwin's count of 28. His execution earned him 66 focuses and brought him inside eight purposes of Ashwin, the offspinner who drives the outline with 887 focuses.

This is just the second time that the main two spots have been possessed by Indian bowlers, with Bishan Singh Bedi, the left-arm spinner, and BS Chandrasekhar, the legspinner, being positioned Nos. 1 and 2 separately in 1974. 

Jadeja, who moved above Josh Hazlewood, James Anderson, Dale Steyn and Rangana Herath to move into second position, likewise surged above and beyond in the step of allrounders to achieve a vocation best third rank in the rundown which is additionally headed by Ashwin.

Ishant Sharma, the pacer who made his arrival to the Test side, climbed two spots to No. 23 after his match count of 3 for 59.

In the batting division, Karun Nair, the triple-centurion, lifted himself 122 spots to 55th position, while KL Rahul's thump of 199 helped him to achieve a vocation best 51st spot.

The 4-0 series triumph over England has guaranteed that India will end 2016 as the No. 1 Test agree with 120 focuses against their name, well clear of second-put Australia (105).

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