The Indian all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja has now reached the numero uno position in the latest ICC rankings for the all-rounders after his match-winning performance against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Mohali. Jadeja has surpassed West Indies’ Jason Holder to grab the no.1 place. It’s not the first time that Jadeja is the leader of the all-rounder rankings, and his move to the summit doesn’t surprise anyone after a stunning show in the series opener against Sri Lanka.
The India all-rounder was adjudged Player of the Match for playing a dominating knock of unbeaten 175 in the first innings to help India to a formidable 574/8 declared. He followed it up with a five-wicket haul in Sri Lanka’s first innings, and the pick of the figures in the second innings too with 4/46. Jadeja 175* was also the highest score by an Indian batter at No.7 or lower in Test cricket, bettering Kapil Dev’s long-standing record.
Jadeja reaches the summit 👑
Kohli, Pant move up ⬆️
Some big movements in the latest update to the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's Test Player rankings 📈
— ICC (@ICC) March 9, 2022
Jason Holder is now at the second spot while Jadeja’s teammate Ravichandran Ashwin slipped to the third spot. Meanwhile, former India captain Virat Kohli, who played his 100th Test recently, returned to the top five in Test rankings for batters, and wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant has the top 10 on the back of his swashbuckling 96-run knock in Mohali.
Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne is still leading the rankings for the batters, and his rating of 936 has him at No.12 on the all-time list, with Ricky Ponting, Steve Smith, and Don Bradman the only Aussies rated higher than the 27-year-old.
There were no major changes in the top ten of the men’s rankings for bowlers, and just one change has happened, as Neil Wagner and Josh Hazlewood have swapped places at eighth and ninth respectively.
In the new ICC Men’s T20I player rankings, Bangladesh’s Nasum Ahmed took a huge leap in terms of bowlers, jumping up 17 places to make the top ten. South Africa’s Anrich Nortje moved up to seventh above Mujeeb Ur Rahman.