Ravindra Jadeja has now joined Ravichandran Ashwin at the top spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings for bowlers. The slow left-arm bowler attained No. 1 position for the first time in the longer-format, as he now shares 892 rating points with his team-mate.
With the outcome, Ashwin and Jadeja have now become the first spin pair to be slotted together as No. 1 in ICC rankings.
During the Bengaluru Test, Jadeja took six in the first and one in the second innings. His contribution had much to do with India’s crucial win, which helped them square the series 1-1 with two matches to go.
On the other hand, Ashwin took six wickets in the second innings, and thus completed his 25th five-wicket haul in Tests. During the game, he also became the quickest to 200 wickets in India. Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood climbed to No. 3 position with his ratings reading 863, thanks to his superb 6/67 in the second innings of the Bengaluru Test.
In the batsmen rankings, Indian captain Virat Kohli has seen his rare low and thus dipped down one place in the list. Joe Root, England’s newly appointed Test skipper, has taken over his place with ratings just one ahead of him. At third, he has 847 ratings and Root has 848. Kohli hasn’t scored much in the two Tests against Australia so far and thus faced the result.
Australian captain Steven Smith has retained his top spot with 936 ratings.
ICC Tests Rankings
*The rankings are updated till March 8, 2017.