Ashwin, Jadeja occupy 1st and 2nd spots in ICC Test bowling chart :- Indian Bowler – Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja made it a rare instance of two India bowlers topping the ICC Test rankings after the won over the England in the last test yesterday.
Due to the best performance, Jadeja has earned 66 points and brought him within eight points of star off-spinner Ashwin, who has already been occupying the number one position.
This is the second time that the two Indian players occupied the top two spots in the bowlers chart. In the first time in 1974, left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi and leg-spinner Bhagwath Chandrasekhar were ranked one and two.
Ashwin ended with 28 wickets while Jadeja grabbed 10 for 154 in the fifth and final Test and finished with 26 wickets in the five-match series as India completed a 4-0 series victory over England.In the last test match India defeated England with an innings and 75 runs.
India pace bowler Ishant Sharma has also moved up two places to 23rd position.
In the Test Batsmen’s list, India’s KL Rahul and Karun Nair have also made huge gains. Nair made 303 in only his third Test innings. This innings has lifted him 122 places to 55th position. Rahul’s knock of 199 has helped him gain 29 slots to reach a career-best 51st spot.
India team is now at rank No.1 in Test side after winning the five-Test series against England.
This test series has helped India gain five points and they have now moved to 120 points in the last Test team rankings update of 2016. Now India is 15 points ahead of second placed Australia.