Web Desk(August 2, 2017): Star spinner Ravindra Jadeja has been able to maintain top spot in the bowlers’ list while Australian Skipper Steve Smith also remained at top position in batting line charts in the latest ICC Test Rankings released on Tuesday.
In the batsmen’s rankings, Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has placed at sixth position. Cheteshwar Pujara is the top- ranked Indian at the fourth position while opener Shikhar Dhawan climbed 21 places to be ranked 39th.
The batting list is being led by Australia captain Steve Smith followed by England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.
In the bowlers’ rankings, Ravichandran Ashwin displaced Sri Lanka captain Rangana Herath to claim the second spot back. Herath is third in the rankings. Pacer Mohammed Shami gained a place to be 23rd.
Jadeja and Ashwin also maintained second and third ranks respectively in the all-rounders’ list. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is still perched at the top of the table.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes moved up 12 places to a joint-25th position in the rankings for batsmen and also gained two places to reach 19th position. His effort also saw him overtake South Africa’s Vernon Philander to take the fifth position in the list of all-rounders.