ICC Test Rankings: Ravindra Jadeja Becomes World No. 1 All-rounder; Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant Climb in Batting Chart

Ravindra Jadeja pipped West Indies’ Jason Holder to move back to the top spot which he once gained in August 2017 for a brief period of time.

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-around contribution was enough for him to regain the top all-rounder spot from Jason Holder, who had held the position since February 2021.

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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. In the same list, Ravichandran Ashwin dropped a rung to third while Axar Patel was next best Indian at 14th, after going down two positions. Patel did not play the Mohali Test due to injury. Among batters, Virat Kohli rose two spots to be fifth in the latest list, followed by India skipper Rohit Sharma static at sixth.

Rishabh Pant, who was impressed with an explosive 96-run knock in Mohali, entered the top 10 at 10th after gaining one spot. Australian Marnus Labuschagne occupied the top spot. In the bowlers’ chart, Ashwin was static at second, while Jasprit Bumrah was also unchanged at 10th. Pat Cummins led the pack, continuing his reign at the top. Star India player Ravindra Jadeja has jumped to the top of the ICC Test rankings for all-rounders after his splendid performances with both and ball against Sri Lanka in the opening Test in Mohali. The southpaw played a magnificent 175*-run knock with the bat, while he picked 9 wickets with the ball to script records.

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Jadeja becomes world no.1 all-rounder

“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. The flamboyant India all-rounder pipped West Indies’ Jason Holder to move back to the top spot which he once gained in August 2017 for a brief period of time. 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. 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.

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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. The top-10 bowling charts remained intact as Pat Cummins leads the race with Ravichandran Ashwin right behind him.

The flamboyant India all-rounder pipped West Indies’ Jason Holder to move back to the top spot which he once gained in August 2017 for a brief period of time. 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.