Ravindra Jadeja has returned to the top of the ICC Men’s Test All-Rounder Rankings, leapfrogging team-mate Ravichandran Ashwin and West Indies’ Jason Holder to the top spot.
It’s not the first time that the Indian spinner has topped the all-rounder rankings, and his move to the summit comes as little surprise after a stunning individual showing during the first test against Sri Lanka in Mohali.
Jadeja scored a sublime 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.
Holder, who is in action against England in Antigua, slips to second in the rankings, with Ashwin third.
Jadeja’s Indian teammate Virat Kohli is also one of the significant movers in the latest rankings, with the former captain returning to the top five of the Men’s Batting Rankings, jumping ahead of Travis Head and new India skipper Rohit Sharma.
And Rishabh Pant’s quickfire 96 against Sri Lanka sees him move into the top ten at the expense of David Warner.
Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne remains the top-ranked batter in the world, 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 are no personnel changes in the top ten of the Men’s Bowling Rankings, and just one move in that number, with Neil Wagner and Josh Hazlewood swapping places at eighth and ninth respectively.
In the new ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, Bangladesh’s Nasum Ahmed is the big mover among the bowlers, jumping up 17 places to make the top ten.
South Africa’s Anrich Nortje’s move up to seventh above Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the only other change in the top ten.
There are no big movers high in the Batting or All-Rounder Rankings for Men’s T20Is, although Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai does jump six places higher in the former, joining Rohit Sharma tied at 13th thanks to his match-winning 59* against Bangladesh.