Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin occupy top two spots in ICC Test bowling chart

Dec 22, 2016 13:55 IST

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on 21 December 2016 made it a rare instance of two Indian bowlers topping the ICC Test rankings.

Jadeja’s maiden 10-wicket match haul against England in the Test match on 20 December 2016 in Chennai made him achieve the second position in the rankings. His performance earned him 66 points and brought him within eight points of Ashwin, who is grabbing the first position in the rankings.

Interestingly, it is the second time that the top two spots in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers are occupied by India players. In 1974, left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi and leg-spinner Bhagwath Chandrasekhar were ranked one and two in the rankings, respectively.

Also, Jadeja gained one place in the recent rankings to reach a career-best third rank in the list of all-rounders, which is also led by Ashwin.

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Top 10 in MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers

Position

Name

Ratings

Country

Highest Rating

1

Ravichandran Ashwin

887

India

904 on 12 December 2016 against England

2

Ravindra Jadeja

879

India

879 on 12 December 2016 against England

3

Rangana Herath

867

Sri Lanka

867 on 10 November 2016 against Zimbabwe

4

Dale Steyn

844

South Africa

909 on 21 December 2014 against West Indies

5

James Anderson

810

England

884 on 31 May 2016 against Sri Lanka

6

Mitchell Starc

805

Australia

805 on 19 December 2016 against Pakistan

7

Josh Hazlewood

804

Australia

815 on 27 November 2016 against South Africa

8

Stuart Broad

803

England

880 on 18 January 2016 against South Africa

9

Neil Wagner

755

New Zealand

760 on 31 August 2016 against South Africa

10

Yasir Shah

754

Pakistan

878 on 18 July 2016 against England

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