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ICC Test rankings: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja climb to second spot

Virat Kohli stayed put on the fifth position in the latest ranking update.


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Jadeja and Pujara are now the No.2 ranked bowler and batsman

Team India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara rose to the second spot, while captain Virat Kohli stayed put at fifth spot after the latest ICC Test rankings, released after the end of the India-Sri Lanka Test at Nagpur, as well as the opening Ashes Test at Brisbane.

Steve Smith, on the back of his 21st Test century, increased his lead at the first spot, and now has 941 points, well ahead of the second placed Pujara. 

His opposite number, Joe Root, stays at the No.4 slot, while Aussie opener David Warner remained at the No.6 spot. 

India’s KL Rahul slid one spot, and now is on the No.9 spot, whereas Murali Vijay and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma, who scored centuries in the second Test, have also rose eight places to 28th position, and seven places to 46 respectively.

In the bowler’s rankings, Ravichandran Ashwin, who beat Dennis Lillee’s record for being the fastest to reach 300 Test wickets, consolidated his position at No.4. Ravichandran Ashwin gained one spot to become second, just one below England’s James Anderson.

Here is the complete list:

BATSMEN (top 10)

Rank     (+/-)        Player                   Team    Points   Avge     Highest Rating

  1         ( - )         Steve Smith         Aus        941!      61.23    941 v Eng at Brisbane 2017

  2         (+2)        C. Pujara              Ind         888!      53.38    888 v SL at Nagpur 2017

  3         (-1)         Joe Root               Eng        881       53.35    917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

  4         (-1)         K. Williamson      NZ          880       51.16    893 v Aus at Perth 2015

  5         ( - )         Virat Kohli            Ind         877       51.82    895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017

  6         ( - )         David Warner      Aus        826       48.48    880 v NZ at Perth 2015

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

  8         (+1)        Azhar Ali               Pak        755       46.62    787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

  9         (-1)         Lokesh Rahul      Ind         735*     44.62    761 v SL at Pallekele 2017

 10       (+1)        Dean Elgar          SA          732       42.30    740 v NZ at Dunedin 2017

BOWLERS (top 10)

Rank     (+/-)        Player                   Team    Points   Avge     Highest Rating

  1         ( - )         J. Anderson         Eng        891       27.43    896 v Win at Lord's 2017

  2         (+1)        Ravindra Jadeja Ind         880       23.43    899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

  3         (-1)         Kagiso Rabada   SA          876!      22.71    876 v Ban at Bloemfontein 2017

  4         ( - )         R. Ashwin             Ind         849       25.06    904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

  5         ( - )         Rangana Herath SL          807       28.04    867 v Zim at Harare 2016

  6         ( - )         Josh Hazlewood Aus        798       25.75    863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

  7         ( - )         Nathan Lyon        Aus        753!      31.78    753 v Eng at Brisbane 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       (+3)        Mitchell Starc       Aus        744       28.08    805 v Pak at Brisbane 2016

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank     (+/-)        Player                   Team    Points   Highest Rating

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

  2         ( - )         Ravindra Jadeja Ind         414       438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

  3         (+1)        R. Ashwin             Ind         389       493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

  4         (-1)         Ben Stokes          Eng        388 /*   396 v Win at Lord's 2017

  5         ( - )         Moeen Ali             Eng        379       409 v SA at Old Trafford 2017

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