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Jadeja Becomes first Indian bowler to claim top spot since Anil Kumble in Reliance ICC's rankings

Dubai, Aug 4: Indian All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja joins top of the bowlers' in ICC rankings in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings which were released on Sunday. Jadeja has leapt four places in the
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India TV Sports Desk 04 Aug 2013, 06:06 PM IST
Dubai, Aug 4: Indian All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja joins top of the bowlers' in ICC rankings in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings which were released on Sunday.



Jadeja has leapt four places in the list of ICC rankings this year sharing the spot with Sunil Narine after he claimed five wickets from five matches against Zimbabwe.

Jadeja has topped the bowlers' chart for the first time and is the first Indian bowler to head the table since former India captain Anil Kumble, who topped the table for 11 matches in November–December 1996.

Overall, Jadeja is the fourth India bowler after Kapil Dev (March 1989), Maninder Singh (December 1987-November 1988) and Kumble to claim the number-one spot in ODIs.

The series against Zimbabwe was also a big one for India's leg-spinner Amit Mishra who also jumps 47 places to 32nd spot after bagging a record 18 wickets.

In the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for Batsmen, Sangakkara has achieved a career-best rating of 829 points and has equaled his best-ever ranking of third after finishing as the highest run-getter in the ODI series against South Africa.

Sangakkara, who last claimed third position in 2005, scored 372 runs from five matches at an average of 93.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the other batsman who has gained two places and is now in sixth spot.

Others who moved up in the list include Suresh Raina in 17th, Shikhar Dhawan in 23rd (up by 16), JP Duminy in 27th (up by three) and Lahiru Thirimanne in 52nd (up by 10).

In batting table South Africa's Hashim Amla is still on top with his captain AB de Villiers in second place.

India's 5-0 win over Zimbabwe helped them retain top position on the Reliance ICC ODI Rankings Table

Meanwhile, South Africa and Sri Lanka have swapped places with the Asian side moving into fourth place after gaining three ratings points and the African side slipping to fifth after conceding five ratings points.
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