Jadeja retains No 1 spot in Test rankings for bowlers
Dubai, UAE - Indian off-spinner R Ashwin has replaced Sri Lankan captain Rangana Herath as the No 2 bowler in the latest ICC's Test rankings.
Indian left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja retained his place a the top of the table after a resounding 304-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle on Saturday.
Ashwin, who played his 50th Test in Galle, picked four wickets in the match while Jadeja snared six - three in each innings. Herath had a mediocre game, returning figures of 1-159 and 0-34.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan's scores of 190 and 14 have lifted the left-hander 21 slots to 39th position in batting.
Australian skipper Steven Smith is on top of the rankings while Cheteshwar Pujara, who is set to play his 50th Test on Thursday, is at No 4.
India is currently No 1 in the ICC's Test rankings and is favourite to win the ongoing three-match series against Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Ben Stokes has moved up to take career-best positions in both batting and bowling, in the ICC Test Player Rankings after a fine show in the third Test against South Africa at The Oval, which his side won by 239 runs on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series.
Stokes moved up 12 places to joint-25th position in the rankings for batsmen, while also gaining two places to reach 19th position in the list for bowlers after grabbing one for 26 and two for 51.
His effort also sees him overtake South Africa's Vernon Philander to take fifth position in the list of allrounders. Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan is on top of allrounders’ ranking.