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ICC Test Rankings: Ashwin, Jadeja maintain top slots, Virat stays 2nd

January 08, 2017 16:18 IST

India's R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja

India's spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin (887 points) and Ravindra Jadeja (879 points) held onto the top two slots in the latest ICC's Test ranking for bowlers while skipper Virat Kohli was a rung behind Steve Smith in the batsmen's list.

Firmly behind the top two Indians is Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood (860 points), who has moved tp third spot after gaining 29 points, by virtue of his good show against Pakistan.

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, Steve Smith still tops 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.

But there are two other Indians in the top-20 -- Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are 12th and 16th respectively.

India still rule the roost in the ICC Team Rankings holding on to their No 1 spot with 120 rating points, well ahead of Australia, who are in the 2nd position with 109 points.

IMAGE: India's R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja

Photograph: PTI

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