22 March 2017 Current Affairs: India’s ace bowler Ravindra Jadeja in third week of March 2017 grabbed the top spot in the list of the Test bowlers.
The top spot came after the left-handed spinner bagged a total of nine wickets in the recently concluded match between India and Australia in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
Earlier in March 2017, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja were sharing the top spot in the list. However, Jadeja’s significant bowling dismantled Ashwin’s place in the ICC rankings.
Ashwin, who had a highest rating of 904 points, has slipped 37 points behind Jadeja to 862 points.
Top 5 players in Test Bowling Rankings :
- Ravindra Jadeja-899
- Ravichandran Ashwin-862
- Rangana Herath-854
- Josh Hazlewood-842
- James Anderson-810
Top 5 players in Test Batting Rankings :
- Steve Smith-941
- Cheteshwar Pujara-861
- Joe Root-848
- Virat Kohli-826
- Kane Williamson-823
Top 5 players in Test All-Rounder Rankings
ICC Player Rankings :
- Shakib Al Hasan-431
- Ravichandran Ashwin-407
- Ravindra Jadeja-387
- Ben Stokes-327
- Mitchell Starc0325
The ICC Player Rankings is a widely followed system of rankings for international cricketers based on their recent performances.
The current sponsor is MRF Tyres, who signed a 4-year deal with the ICC. The deal will last until 2020.The ratings were developed at the suggestion of Ted Dexter in 1987.
Initially, the rankings were for Test cricket only. However, separate One Day International rankings were introduced in 1998.