ICC Test rankings: Ashwin, Jadeja jointly on top spot

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Dubai : The third Test between India and Australia interesting as both Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will pay as opponents. According to the new ICC Test rankings for bowlers, R Ashwin and R Jadeja are joint holders on number one spot.

It will be fascinating to see, who will be able to hold on to the number one spot as Ranchi is expected to be rank turner.

Jadeja has caught up with Ashwin in the rankings after the second Test against Australia in Bengaluru.

Jadeja’s seven wickets in the match, which included a crucial six for 63 in the first innings, have helped him move up one rank to reach the top position for the first time in his career.

The last time two bowlers shared the top spot was in April 2008 when Dale Steyn and Muttiah Muralidaran were at the top.

In the lost for batsmen, India captain Virat Kohli has conceded the second rank to England’s Joe Root after managing only 27 runs in the match and 40 in the series so far. Root is now one point ahead of Kohli at 848 points.

The list of all-rounders saw a change at the top as Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan moved ahead of Ashwin, who has scored only 20 runs in four innings against Australia so far.  Ashwin had overtaken Shakib in December 2015.