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Opportunity for Jadeja to top bowling and all-rounder's ranking

Sportskeeda logo Sportskeeda 14-11-2017 Anuradha Santhanam
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Ravindra Jadeja will have an opportunity to reclaim the top bowling and all-rounder rankings in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings when India takes on Sri Lanka in the three-Test series starting in Kolkata on Thursday.

The 28-year-old, who has played 32 Tests to date in which he has taken 155 wickets and scored 1136 runs, currently sits second in both the categories. In the bowlers’ table, he is 12 points behind England’s James Anderson, while in the all-rounders’ list, he is eight points behind Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh.

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If Jadeja puts up a strong show with both bat and ball, then he will regain the top slots he last held following his side’s second Test against Sri Lanka in August. While that was the first time he had surged to number-one in the all-rounders’ list, he was the top-ranked bowler until Anderson leapfrogged him on 9 September following the Lord’s Test against the Windies.

Apart from Jadeja, India’s sixth-ranked Virat Kohli 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 inside the top-10 include Lokesh 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).

Rangana Herath is Sri Lanka’s highest-ranked bowler in fifth place.

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).

Sri Lanka has two batsmen in Dimuth Karunaratne (17th) and captain Dinesh Chandimal (20th) inside the top-20, while batsmen aiming for upward movements are Angelo Mathews (24th), Niroshan Dickwella (40th), Dilruwan Perera (78th) and Lahiru Thirimanne (113th).

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is Sri Lanka’s highest-ranked bowler in fifth place. He is followed by Dilruwan Perera (25th), Suranga Lakmal (36th), Lakshan Sandakan (69th), Angelo Mathews (81st) and Lahiru Gamage (108th).

Meanwhile, in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, number-one-ranked India (125 points) leads sixth-ranked Sri Lanka (94 points) by 31 points.

The series permutations are:

  • India wins 3-0 – India 127 (+2) Sri Lanka 92 (-2)
  • India wins 2-0 – India 125 (-) Sri Lanka 93 (+1)
  • India wins 1-0 or 2-1 – India 124 (-1) Sri Lanka 94 (+2)
  • Sri Lanka wins 3-0 – India 117 (-8) Sri Lanka 101 (+7)
  • Sri Lanka wins 2-0 – India 118 (-7) Sri Lanka 100 (+6)
  • Sri Lanka wins 1-0 or 2-1 – India 119 (-6) Sri Lanka 99 (+5)
  • Series draws 0-0 or 1-1 – India 122 (-3) Sri Lanka 97 (+3)

Series schedule:

16-20 November – 1st Test, Kolkata

24-29 November – 2nd Test, Nagpur

2-6 December – 3rd Test, Delhi

MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as on 14 November, before the start of India v Sri Lanka series):

Rank Team Points

  • India 125
  • South Africa 111
  • England 105
  • New Zealand 97
  • Australia 97
  • Sri Lanka 94
  • Pakistan 88
  • West Indies 75
  • Bangladesh 72
  • Zimbabwe 02

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 14 November, before the start of India v Sri Lanka series):

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

   1 Steve Smith Aus 936  59.66 941 v Ind at Dharamsala 2017

   2 Joe Root Eng 889  53.76 917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

   3 Kane Williamson NZ 880  51.16 893 v Aus at Perth 2015

   4 C. Pujara Ind 876  52.65 888 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

   5 David Warner Aus 807  47.94 880 v NZ at Perth 2015

   6 Virat Kohli Ind 806  49.55 895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017

   7 Hashim Amla SA 795  49.87 907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

   8 Lokesh Rahul Ind 761*! 46.27 761 v SL at Pallekele 2017

   9 Ajinkya Rahane Ind 760  47.61 825 v NZ at Indore 2016

  10 Azhar Ali Pak 755  46.62 787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

Other selected rankings 

Rank Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

  17 D. Karunaratne SL 700! 36.86 700 v Pak at Dubai 2017

  20 D. Chandimal SL 658  42.46 692 v Aus at Colombo (SSC) 2016

  24 Angelo Mathews SL 646  44.93 877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014

  30 Shikhar Dhawan Ind 612! 43.38 612 v SL at Pallekele 2017

  36 Murali Vijay Ind 588  39.62 747 v SA at Bengaluru 2015

  40 N. Dickwella SL 567*! 35.59 567 v Pak at Dubai 2017

  47 Wriddhiman Saha Ind 516  32.70 524 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017  

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank   Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

   1 James Anderson Eng 896! 27.39 896 v Win at Lord's 2017

   2 Ravindra Jadeja Ind 884 23.60 899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

   3 Kagiso Rabada SA 876! 22.71 876 v Ban at Bloemfontein 2017

   4 R. Ashwin Ind 852  25.26 904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

   5 Rangana Herath SL 833  27.82 867 v Zim at Harare 2016

   6 Josh Hazlewood Aus 794  25.75 863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

   7 Nathan Lyon Aus 752! 31.83 752 v Ban at Chittagong 2017

   8 Dale Steyn SA 748  22.30 909 v Win at Centurion 2014

   9 Neil Wagner NZ 745  28.90 767 v SA at Dunedin 2017

  10 Stuart Broad Eng 737  28.81 880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

Other selected rankings

 Rank Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating

19 M. Shami Ind 618*! 30.87 618 v SL at Pallekele 2017

  25 Dilruwan Perera SL 592* 32.39 674 v Zim at Harare 2016

  27 Umesh Yadav Ind 576*! 35.93 576 v SL at Pallekele 2017

  29 Ishant Sharma Ind 514  36.93 671 v Win at Dominica 2011

  33 Suranga Lakmal SL 470* 44.82 500 v SA at Cape Town 2017

  37 B. Kumar Ind 437* 29.88 501 v NZ at Kolkata 2016

All-rounders (top five) 

Rank   Player Team Pts Highest Rating

   1 Shakib Al Hasan Ban 438 489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

   2 Ravindra Jadeja Ind 430 438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

   3 R. Ashwin Ind 422 493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

   4 Ben Stokes Eng 396 /*! 396 v Win at Lord's 2017

   5 Moeen Ali Eng 378 409 v SA at Old Trafford 2017

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.

! indicates career-highest rating

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