ICC Test Ranking: Cheteshwar Pujara Climbs to 2nd; India Remain First

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From the time the Saurashtra bowler got call a up into the Test format under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to now under current Indian captain Virat Kohli, the Indian team has witnessed a reinvigorated self of Sir Jadeja.

According to the latest MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowler rankings, Jadeja out bowled his closest competitor Ashwin by picking up nine wickets against touring Australia in the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Jadeja has emerged as the number one bowler in test cricket ratings of International Cricket Council (ICC). Ashwin, who had a highest rating of 904 points, has slipped 37 points behind Jadeja to 862 points after finishing with two wickets in Ranchi.

South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj, who had a stellar outing in the Wellington Test, has benefited 15 places and now occupies the career-best 37th spot, while Indian pacer Umesh Yadav (26th) and Bangladesh's pace spearhead Mustafizur Rahman (47th) too have achieved their career-best rankings. Australia captain Steve Smith continues to remain numero uno. Only Don Bradman (961), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting (942) have ever got more.

David Warner, on the other hand, has dropped three places and finds himself in eighth spot.

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Ravindra Jadeja has taken 138 wickets from 29 Test matches.

The top 10 batsmen in the Test rankings can be seen in the gallery above.

Meanwhile, the race between Australia and South Africa to grab the second spot in the Test rankings has become interesting. South Africa can take over, if Australia lose, and they either draw or win the Hamilton Test against New Zealand.