Ravindra Jadeja attained a career-best third spot in the ODI bowlers and all-rounders’ list a day after India lifted the ICC Champions Trophy that strengthen their position as the number one ranked team on the ODI Championship table in the latest rankings released on Monday.
India, having entered the tournament on 119 ratings points, has now moved to 123 thanks to their victories over South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan in the group stage, followed by wins over Sri Lanka in the semifinals and England in the final.
They have a lead of 10 ratings points over their nearest rival, England, who is currently on 113 points, level with third-placed Australia.
Jadeja’s 12 scalps in the Champions Trophy made him the highest wicket-taker and fetched him the Golden Ball trophy.
His efforts have made him climb to a career-best third in the latest ICC ODI player rankings for bowlers. He has also climbed up three places to 52nd in the batting table.
Jadeja’s combined effort with the bat and ball helped him move up a place to a best-ever third in the latest all-rounders’ rankings.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also made a return to the top 10 in the bowlers’ list, having jumped six places to ninth.
Others Indians to make upward movements are Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in 49th (up by three) and Ishant Sharma in 51st (up by five) in the bowlers’ list, which is still headed by West Indies’ Sunil Narine.
In the ICC ODI player rankings for batsmen, Virat Kohli has retained his third position.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan jumped 21 places to a career-best 29th.
However, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped a position to be placed at 5th spot, while Suresh Raina and Gautam Gambhir lost two and one places, respectively to be at 16th and 20th spots.
The batting list continues to be headed by South Africa captain AB de Villiers.