Jadeja becomes No. 1 bowler, Pujara 2nd on batsmen's list Agencies

Australia will finish second on the ICC's Test rankings if they win or draw the fourth Test, pocketing $US500,000. With 862 rating points to his name, Ashwin, who could only manage two wickets in the Test, has fallen 37 points behind Jadeja.

Ravindra Jadeja, meanwhile, has overlapped Ravichandran Ashwin in the Test rankings.

The third-placed team on April 1 will receive United States dollars 200,000 while the fourth-placed team, which will be England, will get USD 100,000.

Jadeja has also closed in on a major landmark as his tally of 899 rating points puts him on the brink of becoming only the second India bowler after Ashwin to touch the 900-point mark.

In the bowler's chart, Indian tweaker Ravindra Jadeja claimed the top position. He is the highest wicket-taker in the series.

Smith's rating of 941 after the Ranchi Test is the fifth highest ever recorded - just one point behind Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting, three adrift of Len Hutton and 20 short of the career-high of 961 set by Don Bradman.

India's Cheteshwar Pujara too has reason to celebrate as his knock of 202 has helped gain four slots to reach a career-best second ranking.

Among the Indians, while Pujara replaced New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to take the second spot, the other Ranchi centurion Wriddhiman Saha vaulted 14 points to No.51. Shakib, who scored a match-winning ton in the Colombo Test, has leaped in the rankings for the batsmen as well, achieving his career-best 21st spot. Gavaskar also advised India to go with five batsmen and five bowlers in Dharamsala Test beginning from March 25.

  • Julie Sanders


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