Ravindra Jadeja Becomes World No. 1 All Rounder after Sri Lanka’s Defeat

Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has become the top-ranked all-rounder in the latest ICC Test rankings, owing to his Player of the Match performance, where he made a career-best, unbeaten 175 with the bat and had a match haul of 9/87 in India’s win by an innings and 222 runs against Sri Lanka in Mohali.

Jadeja has also become the first player in Men’s Test cricket history to score more than 150 runs and take nine wickets in a single Test. Apart from the all-rounder rankings, Jadeja’s unbeaten 175 lifted him up to 17 places from 54th to 37th rank with the bat.

The nine wickets scalped by him helped Jadeja to move up to 17th position with the ball. His all-around contribution was enough for him to regain the top all-rounder spot from West Indies’ Jason Holder, who had held it since February 2021. Jadeja’s only previous time on top of all-rounders rankings was in August 2017, when he spent a week at number one.

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