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Sri Lanka series opportunity for Jadeja to reclaim top spot

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

will have an opportunity to reclaim the top bowling and all-rounder spot in the rankings when take on in the three- match Test series starting in on Thursday.

The 28-year-old, who has played 32 Tests to date in which he has taken 155 wickets and scored 1136 runs, currently sits second in both the categories.


In the bowlers table, he is 12 points behind Englands James Anderson, while in the all-rounders' list, he is eight points behind Shakib Al Hasan of

If Jadeja puts up a strong show with both bat and ball, then he will regain the top slots he last held following his sides second Test against in August.

While that was the first time he had surged to number- one in the all-rounders' list, he was the top-ranked bowler until Anderson leapfrogged him on September 9 following the Lords Test against the Windies.

Apart from Jadeja, Indias sixth-ranked Virat Kohli will also be eyeing a return to the top-five among batsmen as he presently trails Australias David Warner by just one point.

Other batsmen inside the top-10 include Lokesh Rahul (eighth) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (ninth), while batsmen outside the top-20 are Shikhar Dhawan (30th), Murali Vijay (36th) and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (47th).

The other bowlers to feature prominently in the rankings are Ravichandran Ashwin (fourth), Mohammed Shami (19th), Umesh Yadav (27th), Ishant Sharma (29th) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (37th).

have two batsmen in Dimuth Karunaratne (17th) and captain Dinesh Chandimal (20th) inside the top-20, while batsmen aiming for upward movements are Angelo Mathews (24th), Niroshan Dickwella (40th), Dilruwan Perera (78th) and Lahiru Thirimanne (113th).

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is Sri Lankas highest- ranked bowler in fifth place. He is followed by Dilruwan Perera (25th), Suranga Lakmal (36th), Lakshan Sandakan (69th), Angelo Mathews (81st) and Lahiru Gamage (108th).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 16:02 IST
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