Op­por­tu­nity for Jadeja to top rank­ings

Herath is Sri Lanka’s high­est-ranked bowler SL vs In­dia Test Se­ries

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

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)

Ran­gana Herath

Ravin­dra Jadeja

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