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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  • 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!!!

  • android_user 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

  • dummy4fb 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 !!!!