ICC rankings: Ashwin, Jadeja claim top spots in Tests, Kohli second best

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Dubai : For the first time two Indian bowler have captured the top rankings in the ICC’s latest Test ranking for bowlers.  Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are in the first two places with 887 points and 879 points respectively.

Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood with 860 points, who gained 29 points, by virtue of his good show against Pakistan has risen to the third spot in the list.

South African Kagiso Rabada was another big gainer as he jumped nine spots to be eighth in the list.

The only other Indian in the top-20 is speedster Mohammed Shami, who is in 19th position.

In the batsmen’s list, Aussies skipper Steve Smith is on the top of the list with 933 points even though he dropped four ranking points.

However, Indian captain Kohli is a distant second with 875 points. There is no other Indian batsman in the Top-10 while Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are 12th and 16th respectively.

India are the No 1 team in ICC Test rankings with 120 rating points, well ahead of Australia, who are in the 2nd position with 109 points.