Opportunity for Jadeja to top rankings
Herath is Sri Lanka’s highest-ranked bowler SL vs India Test Series
Ravindra Jadeja will have an opportunity to reclaim the top bowling and all-rounder rankings in the ICC Test Player Rankings when India takes on Sri Lanka in the three-test series starting in Kolkata, India on Thursday (16).
The 28-year-old, who has played 32 Tests to date in which he has taken 155 wickets and scored 1136 runs, currently sits second in both the categories.
In the bowlers’ table, he is 12 points behind England’s James Anderson, while in the all-rounders’ list he is eight points behind Shakib al Hasan of Bangladesh.
If Jadeja puts up a strong show with both bat and ball, then he will regain the top slots he last held following his side’s second Test against Sri Lanka in August.
Sri Lanka has two batsmen in Dimuth Karunaratne (17th) and Captain Dinesh Chandimal (20th) inside the top-20 while batsmen aiming for upward movements are Angelo Mathews (24th), Niroshan Dickwella (40th), Dilruwan Perera (78th) and Lahiru Thirimanne (113th).
Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is Sri Lanka’s highestranked bowler in fifth place. He is followed by Dilruwan Perera (25th), Suranga Lakmal (36th), Lakshan Sandakan (69th), Angelo Mathews (81st) and Lahiru Gamage (108th). Test Team Rankings: (1) India 125, (2) South Africa 111, (3) England 105, (4) New Zealand 97, (5) Australia 97, (6) Sri Lanka 94, (7) Pakistan 88, (8) West Indies 75, (9) Bangladesh 72, (10) Zimbabwe 02. (ICC)