Champions Trophy 2013 June 24, 2013

Jadeja, Dhawan move up in ICC rankings

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Ravindra Jadeja moved to a career-best third place in the bowlers' and allrounders' lists in the ICC ODI rankings after playing a starring role in India's five-run win against England in the final of the Champions Trophy at Edgbaston.

Jadeja scored an unbeaten 33 off 25 after India were 66 for 5 and picked up two wickets for 24 runs in his four overs. He finished the tournament as the highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets, which helped him move up a place in both the categories. His team-mate, R Ashwin, moved up six places to ninth rank among the bowlers.

James Tredwell jumped up 15 places to 28th rank while Steven Finn dropped down two places to fourth after playing only one match in the tournament.

Among the batsmen, Jonathan Trott, the second-highest run-scorer with 229 runs, moved up a place to fourth while MS Dhoni dropped down to fifth. Shikhar Dhawan, Man of the Tournament and the leading run-scorer, jumped 21 places to finish on 29th position.

There weren't any changes in the team rankings as India were already at No. 1 and runners-up England were No. 2 before the tournament started. India (123 points) consolidated their position by staying unbeaten during the series to gain a lead of 10 points over England (113). Australia are a fraction of a point behind England at third place; South Africa are fourth (111) and Sri Lanka fifth (108).

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  • TNAmarkFromIndia on June 25, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    To think that a guy who fills up the fifth bowler's spot is the one taking the most wickets for the team is quite remarkable. Jadeja has truly come a long way. Till a few years ago, there was a real confusion about the role of a player like him because he seemed like a bits-and-pieces player who really wasn't all that good in any department (besides fielding) and Yusuf Pathan always got the nod over him. Since then, he has improved tremendously with both bat and ball and has become a vital cog in the Indian team across all formats. Taking wickets, making runs, stopping certain boundaries and running batsmen out - he's a player that can do just about anything that the captain asks of him.

  • doctorofdeath on June 26, 2013, 13:45 GMT

    How on earth is Australia in third place even after a disastrous run in the CT13?

  • Nampally on June 26, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    The Fans in Cricinfo columns have been pushing for Dhawan & Mukund to be the replacement openers for Gambhir & Sehwag for 2 years before the Selectors finally brought in Dhawan. By God, he arrived in a grand fashion as a real substitute for Sehwag at his best- fearless warrior. He will be around for few years, as long as he stays in form. Jadeja was pushed ahead prematurely about 4 years back. But now he has proven his worth with slightly faster left arm spinners - much like Murali Kartick. He is also a brilliant fielder & a fine batsman. So Jadeja will be another guy who has found his rightful spot. Is Rohit Sharma the opening partner for Dhawan remains to be seen.I am glad to see 2 deserving candidates getting in, albeit Dhawan's entry was belated. Emphasis on Youth has finally been put into action & hopefully it will continue. Batsmen like Pujara, Samson, Chand & Bowlers like 3 Sharmas- Mohit, Sandeep & Karan + Rasool are still in waiting. India has lot of talent to be #1 again.

  • TheRisingTeam on June 26, 2013, 11:30 GMT

    Jadeja may be improving his all-round game but still nowhere near world class all-rounders like Shakib who perform well bat and ball in all forms. Jadeja only got to these ranking positions mainly because of the staggering amount of games he has played since the beginning of 2012.

  • Naresh28 on June 26, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    WELL DONE TEAM INDIA.....Jadeja and Dhawan were the shinning stars in CT, but we must not forget the rest of the team who contributed at crucial moments. There was Raina's fielding, Dhoni's captaincy, one good knock by Karthik, Bhuvi's wickets, some supporting knocks by Rohit, even Ishant was in the picture - in the end the team played for each other. This is great in that between Raina and Kohli, India have a new captain in the making. Hopefully this team will take this confidence forward to next world cup. They have WON the hearts of us FANS!!!

  • on June 26, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    man of the series should gone to jadeja.Pls think if jadeja didn't run out Peterson south Africa easily chased our target.in the second game also he took Charles wicket and turned the match into India's favour.that's only our team in the semifinal. Dhawan also done very well but should lot of credit goes to jadeja. For me Shane Warne is absolutely right Jadeja should be man of the series

  • on June 26, 2013, 1:26 GMT

    Keep it up Ravi, you will have to sustain yourself. use your talents in the best way possible. Don't get puffed up. God bless you.

    Prof Ramu P. Iyer.

  • Al_Bundy1 on June 26, 2013, 0:10 GMT

    Dhawan and Jadeja have been great finds for India. It's a good thing Selectors replaced Sehwag and Bhajji with Dhawan and Jadeja. But their job is not done yet. Parvez Rasool is an excellent spinning all-rounder. He can be as good a Jadeja, if even a chance. Can you imagine playing and ODI with 2 Jadeja? One - left arm spinner Jadeja (the original) and another right arm off spinner (Rasool)

  • GrindAR on June 25, 2013, 20:35 GMT

    Ajay Jadeja was a balanco meter in both batting and bowling in Azzarudin's team India. Ravindra Jadeja is becoming one in MSD's team India. Both Jadejas good at their alround cricketing skills. We might need a consistent Robin Singh now :-)

  • Naikan on June 25, 2013, 19:52 GMT

    I feel quite stuffed and full. That has been all due to Jadeja. A couple of years ago I used to strongly feel Jadeja was a big beneficiary of Dhoni's kind eye and strong backing. While he had shown to be a good bits player, he had failed to strike as a specialist in any department. However, late last year he started turning over a new leaf or should I say new mountains. Those 2 Triple centuries brought him back into reckoning and in my mind I felt it was worth risking him some chances than to continue with several of the failing older guns in our team. With every match that he played he seemed to rise like a rocket into the heavens. It was one of those times when one has to eat their words but yet feel tremendously happy about it. Well to make a long story short I haven't stopped eating my words yet and thus am feeling all full and stuffed. All my best wishes to Jadeja that he does better and better in years to come.

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on June 25, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    To think that a guy who fills up the fifth bowler's spot is the one taking the most wickets for the team is quite remarkable. Jadeja has truly come a long way. Till a few years ago, there was a real confusion about the role of a player like him because he seemed like a bits-and-pieces player who really wasn't all that good in any department (besides fielding) and Yusuf Pathan always got the nod over him. Since then, he has improved tremendously with both bat and ball and has become a vital cog in the Indian team across all formats. Taking wickets, making runs, stopping certain boundaries and running batsmen out - he's a player that can do just about anything that the captain asks of him.

  • doctorofdeath on June 26, 2013, 13:45 GMT

    How on earth is Australia in third place even after a disastrous run in the CT13?

  • Nampally on June 26, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    The Fans in Cricinfo columns have been pushing for Dhawan & Mukund to be the replacement openers for Gambhir & Sehwag for 2 years before the Selectors finally brought in Dhawan. By God, he arrived in a grand fashion as a real substitute for Sehwag at his best- fearless warrior. He will be around for few years, as long as he stays in form. Jadeja was pushed ahead prematurely about 4 years back. But now he has proven his worth with slightly faster left arm spinners - much like Murali Kartick. He is also a brilliant fielder & a fine batsman. So Jadeja will be another guy who has found his rightful spot. Is Rohit Sharma the opening partner for Dhawan remains to be seen.I am glad to see 2 deserving candidates getting in, albeit Dhawan's entry was belated. Emphasis on Youth has finally been put into action & hopefully it will continue. Batsmen like Pujara, Samson, Chand & Bowlers like 3 Sharmas- Mohit, Sandeep & Karan + Rasool are still in waiting. India has lot of talent to be #1 again.

  • TheRisingTeam on June 26, 2013, 11:30 GMT

    Jadeja may be improving his all-round game but still nowhere near world class all-rounders like Shakib who perform well bat and ball in all forms. Jadeja only got to these ranking positions mainly because of the staggering amount of games he has played since the beginning of 2012.

  • Naresh28 on June 26, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    WELL DONE TEAM INDIA.....Jadeja and Dhawan were the shinning stars in CT, but we must not forget the rest of the team who contributed at crucial moments. There was Raina's fielding, Dhoni's captaincy, one good knock by Karthik, Bhuvi's wickets, some supporting knocks by Rohit, even Ishant was in the picture - in the end the team played for each other. This is great in that between Raina and Kohli, India have a new captain in the making. Hopefully this team will take this confidence forward to next world cup. They have WON the hearts of us FANS!!!

  • on June 26, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    man of the series should gone to jadeja.Pls think if jadeja didn't run out Peterson south Africa easily chased our target.in the second game also he took Charles wicket and turned the match into India's favour.that's only our team in the semifinal. Dhawan also done very well but should lot of credit goes to jadeja. For me Shane Warne is absolutely right Jadeja should be man of the series

  • on June 26, 2013, 1:26 GMT

    Keep it up Ravi, you will have to sustain yourself. use your talents in the best way possible. Don't get puffed up. God bless you.

    Prof Ramu P. Iyer.

  • Al_Bundy1 on June 26, 2013, 0:10 GMT

    Dhawan and Jadeja have been great finds for India. It's a good thing Selectors replaced Sehwag and Bhajji with Dhawan and Jadeja. But their job is not done yet. Parvez Rasool is an excellent spinning all-rounder. He can be as good a Jadeja, if even a chance. Can you imagine playing and ODI with 2 Jadeja? One - left arm spinner Jadeja (the original) and another right arm off spinner (Rasool)

  • GrindAR on June 25, 2013, 20:35 GMT

    Ajay Jadeja was a balanco meter in both batting and bowling in Azzarudin's team India. Ravindra Jadeja is becoming one in MSD's team India. Both Jadejas good at their alround cricketing skills. We might need a consistent Robin Singh now :-)

  • Naikan on June 25, 2013, 19:52 GMT

    I feel quite stuffed and full. That has been all due to Jadeja. A couple of years ago I used to strongly feel Jadeja was a big beneficiary of Dhoni's kind eye and strong backing. While he had shown to be a good bits player, he had failed to strike as a specialist in any department. However, late last year he started turning over a new leaf or should I say new mountains. Those 2 Triple centuries brought him back into reckoning and in my mind I felt it was worth risking him some chances than to continue with several of the failing older guns in our team. With every match that he played he seemed to rise like a rocket into the heavens. It was one of those times when one has to eat their words but yet feel tremendously happy about it. Well to make a long story short I haven't stopped eating my words yet and thus am feeling all full and stuffed. All my best wishes to Jadeja that he does better and better in years to come.

  • class9ryan on June 25, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    Jadeja has come a long way. I yet remember he conceded 3 sixes in the last 3 balls in his over to watson and gave away 3 sixes to warner of the first 3 balls of his next over.Thus Giving away 6 in 6 to 2 different batsmen. He has improved by a mile now. Well Deserved !!!!

  • class9ryan on June 25, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    I feel d rankings should b flexible enough. Players should earn more ratings while playing away from home. Herath at Premadasa and Herath at Lords r 2 different bowlers. Match winning knocks/spells should earn bonus points. All this would give clearer idea about d players.

    Please do not think i wanna rate Misbah last

  • Temuzin on June 25, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    Jadeja has shown his worth in this tournament too. 2 man of the match awards and highest wicket taker. Great job Sirji. Now I admire Shane warne more than ever. What an astute cricketing mind that guy has when he spotted Jaddu and named him a Rock Star. My respect to Indian greats and cricket analyst has diminished a lot as these guys and some fans were always after Sirji. Dhoni was blamed too for favoring Jaddu. All except Dhoni and Warne have been proven wrong. Keep going Sirji.

  • veerakannadiga on June 25, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    Shikar Dhawan dedicated his award (and the money too) to the flood victims of Kedar. What a man.. It is such deeds that make a real human being. Good character, attitude and hard work will defnitely reap rich rewards. God bless U Shikar....from a loyal Dravid fan

  • deepakRajbanshi on June 25, 2013, 10:02 GMT

    Dhawan a real hero, Jadeja a super star, Ashwin a champion, dhoni A coolest captain, bhuvi a passionate young gun, virat a new wall with attacking persona, rest all in playing 11 were above their average in the champions trophy. I still think one spot of rohit is open. If rohit cant convert 30-40s into 100s then this fella is in trouble, gambir will be better suited for the spot if he shows the past performance and form, wid lots of experience

  • Sultan2007 on June 25, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    What is common between India's successes at the ICC World championships and the 2011 Worlds Cup? In both competitiions the best all rounder was from India - Jadeja and Yuvraj Singh. How pivotal is that role?

  • ibbani on June 25, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    Shikhar showed his character in tests and 1 day too. So Viru has to do something miracle to get into the team. Rohit has shown his power in the champions trophy, so Gambhir has no chance to get into the 1 day squad for sure. Team has a good balance in the team.

  • GRVJPR on June 25, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    Lance klusener? Are you in your senses. Jadeja is much better than that. Klusener choked under presuure in world cup semifinal. Jadeja showed the other day his strength. Didn't panic under pressure both with bat and ball.

  • Jaggadaaku on June 25, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    I remember, few years ago, many people used to criticize Jadeja, and the selectors who selected him. I always defended him saying look at his statistics of bowling and batting in ODIs. He always been one of the best all-rounder, India got averaging more than 30 in batting with healthy strike rate over 80 and grabbed more wickets than the matches. Some people just want the Indian team full of Delhi, Mumbai, and Punjab players. Jadeja blasted 3 triple centuries in Ranji Trophy, and 2 of them in last series, while Sachin Tendulkar and many other star batsmen haven't made any in their entire career. Jadeja proved he is very good in ODIs, now he ought to prove himself he is far better in Tests, and I am sure he would prove it, and close mouth of some jealous people.

  • Sach_India on June 25, 2013, 5:41 GMT

    Great and well deserved candidates have seen a rise in their ranking. We can say Jadeja as a player with lots of talents but we can definitely say him with the fighting spirit. But I would like him to continue and become India's Lance Klusener

  • class9ryan on June 25, 2013, 1:46 GMT

    Nice to see Jadeja who is more of a conventional bowler, unlike the very unconventional Pakistan bowlers. Always love to see likes of Finn, Morne, Steyn, In the rankings than Wahab Riaz or Malinga or someone else.

  • on June 24, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    ooh ranking!! team Indian deserved it and dhawan who delicate his award to flood victims became no.1 in our hearts...

  • on June 24, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    ooh ranking!! team Indian deserved it and dhawan who delicate his award to flood victims became no.1 in our hearts...

  • class9ryan on June 25, 2013, 1:46 GMT

    Nice to see Jadeja who is more of a conventional bowler, unlike the very unconventional Pakistan bowlers. Always love to see likes of Finn, Morne, Steyn, In the rankings than Wahab Riaz or Malinga or someone else.

  • Sach_India on June 25, 2013, 5:41 GMT

    Great and well deserved candidates have seen a rise in their ranking. We can say Jadeja as a player with lots of talents but we can definitely say him with the fighting spirit. But I would like him to continue and become India's Lance Klusener

  • Jaggadaaku on June 25, 2013, 7:15 GMT

    I remember, few years ago, many people used to criticize Jadeja, and the selectors who selected him. I always defended him saying look at his statistics of bowling and batting in ODIs. He always been one of the best all-rounder, India got averaging more than 30 in batting with healthy strike rate over 80 and grabbed more wickets than the matches. Some people just want the Indian team full of Delhi, Mumbai, and Punjab players. Jadeja blasted 3 triple centuries in Ranji Trophy, and 2 of them in last series, while Sachin Tendulkar and many other star batsmen haven't made any in their entire career. Jadeja proved he is very good in ODIs, now he ought to prove himself he is far better in Tests, and I am sure he would prove it, and close mouth of some jealous people.

  • GRVJPR on June 25, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    Lance klusener? Are you in your senses. Jadeja is much better than that. Klusener choked under presuure in world cup semifinal. Jadeja showed the other day his strength. Didn't panic under pressure both with bat and ball.

  • ibbani on June 25, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    Shikhar showed his character in tests and 1 day too. So Viru has to do something miracle to get into the team. Rohit has shown his power in the champions trophy, so Gambhir has no chance to get into the 1 day squad for sure. Team has a good balance in the team.

  • Sultan2007 on June 25, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    What is common between India's successes at the ICC World championships and the 2011 Worlds Cup? In both competitiions the best all rounder was from India - Jadeja and Yuvraj Singh. How pivotal is that role?

  • deepakRajbanshi on June 25, 2013, 10:02 GMT

    Dhawan a real hero, Jadeja a super star, Ashwin a champion, dhoni A coolest captain, bhuvi a passionate young gun, virat a new wall with attacking persona, rest all in playing 11 were above their average in the champions trophy. I still think one spot of rohit is open. If rohit cant convert 30-40s into 100s then this fella is in trouble, gambir will be better suited for the spot if he shows the past performance and form, wid lots of experience

  • veerakannadiga on June 25, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    Shikar Dhawan dedicated his award (and the money too) to the flood victims of Kedar. What a man.. It is such deeds that make a real human being. Good character, attitude and hard work will defnitely reap rich rewards. God bless U Shikar....from a loyal Dravid fan

  • Temuzin on June 25, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    Jadeja has shown his worth in this tournament too. 2 man of the match awards and highest wicket taker. Great job Sirji. Now I admire Shane warne more than ever. What an astute cricketing mind that guy has when he spotted Jaddu and named him a Rock Star. My respect to Indian greats and cricket analyst has diminished a lot as these guys and some fans were always after Sirji. Dhoni was blamed too for favoring Jaddu. All except Dhoni and Warne have been proven wrong. Keep going Sirji.