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Ravindra Jadeja climbs to career high Test ranking

Ravindra Jadeja has taken 12 wickets from three innings against South Africa.
Ravindra Jadeja has taken 12 wickets from three innings against South Africa.
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Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has reached his career best 13th rank in the International Cricket Council Test bowler rankings after superlative performances in the first two matches against South Africa.

Jadeja has so far taken 12 wickets from the two Test matches at an immaculate average of 10.50 which included a five-wicket haul.

In the first Test in Mohali, Jadeja was the man of the match after accounting for four wickets in each innings of the game.

The 26-year-old left-arm orthodox bowler took four more wickets in the only completed innings of the second Test in Bangalore.

Despite bowling only 11 overs in the first innings of the Mohali Test and thereafter being sidelined due to injury, Dale Steyn continues to be the highest ranked bowler.

Ravichandran Ashwin, who also has 12 wickets in the ongoing series between India and South Africa has managed to retain his fifth place.

Among the batsmen, Murali Vijay remains India’s best ranked player, positioned in 12th place, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli are in 13th and 17th respectively.

Among South African batsmen, AB de Villiers remains at the top of the rankings having amassed 164 runs from the two matches, including two fifties.

Among all-rounders, Ashwin is currently holding onto the second spot in the list headed by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan.

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