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Two-in-one: Ravindra Jadeja now top-ranked Test bowler and all-rounder

first_imgRavindra Jadeja has edged past Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to become the number one all-rounder in the ICC’s Test rankings. He was already the top-ranked bowler in Test cricket.Jadeja played a starring role for India in their innings and 53-run victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo, scoring an unbeaten 70 in the first innings and picking up seven wickets including five in the second innings.He was named man-of-the-match for his efforts but also banned for the third and final Test at Pallekele for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.Jadeja also gained nine places to reach 51st rank among batsmen while India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has attained a career-best 44th position after moving up four places.Meanwhile, India batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have made notable movements after their centuries in the Colombo Test helped India take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series with an innings and 53 runs win over Sri Lanka. Pujara’s knock of 133 in his 50th Test has helped him to a career-high 888 points and third position while Rahane has moved from 11th to fifth position with a score of 132 .Pace bowlers Mohammad Shami (up three places to 20th) and Umesh Yadav (up three places to 22nd) have made notable gains.last_img

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