Ravindra Jadeja becomes No. 1 Test all-rounder, Jason Holder slips to second spot

Jadeja inched Holder with a bare margin of two rating points.

Aditya Kumar Editor

Updated - 23 June 2021 5:14 pm

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is certainly going through the best form of his life. Be it the batting, bowling or fielding department, the southpaw has proved to be an amazing weapon in the armoury of Team India. With every passing day, Jadeja is only getting better and his impressive performances have led India to victory on various occasions.

Jadeja's worth ultimately helped him bag a spot in the playing XI of the ongoing World Test Championship final in Southampton. The first half of the game hasn't been that good for the player as he scored 15 runs and returned 1/20, however, those stats were enough for him to dethrone West Indies' Jason Holder at the top of ICC's all-rounder rankings for the longest format. Holder's average performance in the recently-concluded two-match Test series against South Africa saw him losing his dominance at the top and getting replaced by the Indian all-rounder.

Jadeja inched Holder with a bare margin of two rating points. The southpaw is at the helm of affairs with 386 points. Meanwhile, England's Ben Stokes has 377 points to his credit at the number three position in the rankings. The other names in the top 10 are Ravichandran Ashwin (353), Shakib AL Hasan (338), Kyle Jamieson (276), Mitchell Starc (275), Pat Cummins (249), Colin de Grandhomme (243) and Chris Woakes (229).

Ravichandran Ashwin is also a part of the WTC final game between India and New Zealand. In the first half of the game, he scored 22 runs and returned figures of 2/28. Meanwhile, other players from the top 10 playing in the game are Grandhomme and Jamieson. While the former has been unimpressive so far, Jamieson kept India at bay in the first innings, courtesy his 5/31, including the wickets of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant.