Jadeja edged out Shakib Al Hasan to top spot in all-rounders’ list

Vastavam web: India’s Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday edged out Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to claim the top-rank among all-rounders apart from maintaining pole position in the bowlers’ chart in the latest ICC rankings. Cheteshwar Pujara (888 points) gained a place to be third among batsmen while Virat Kohli (813 points) maintained his fifth position.Steve Smith and Joe Root are still Nos 1 and 2 in the list of batsmen.Incidentally, the match which put Jadeja on top of the heap is also the one where he breached ICC Code of Conduct to be handed a one-Test suspension.

In the recently-concluded second Test, which India won by an innings and 53 runs, Jadeja contributed an unbeaten 70 and also took seven wickets, including a five-for.In the bowlers’ list Ravichandran Ashwin (842 points) dropped a place to be third with Jimmy Anderson a notch below Jadeja. Pacers Mohammad Shami (20th) and Umesh Yadav (22nd) have also made notable gains.England all-rounder Moeen Ali has finished the series against South Africa with a career-best rank of 21 among batsmen, 18th among bowlers and fourth in the table for all- rounders.