Dubai: India's spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja held onto the top two slots in the ICC's latest Test ranking for bowlers while skipper Virat Kohli was a notch behind Steve Smith in batsmen's list.
Ashwin (887 points) and Jadeja (879 points) were number one and two respectively in the list while Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood (860 points), who gained 29 points by virtue of his good show against Pakistan, has risen to the third spot in the list.
South African Kagiso Rabada was another big gainer as he jumped nine spots to be eighth in the list. Rabada has been lethal for the Proteas both in their tour of Australia, as well as in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka.
The only other Indian in the top-20 is speedster Mohammed Shami, who is in 19th position.
In the batsmen's list, Steve Smith is still atop the list with 933 points, even though he dropped four ranking points.
However Indian captain Kohli is a distant second with 875 points. There is no other Indian batsman in the Top 10, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are 12th and 16th respectively.
India are the No 1 team in ICC Test rankings with 120 rating points, well ahead of Australia, who are in the 2nd position with 109 points.
Updated Date: Jan 08, 2017 14:51 PM