indo-asian news service
Birmingham, 24 June: India&’s Ravindra Jadeja made all-round gains in the latest ICC ODI Rankings released on Monday, a day after India beat England by five runs in the Champions Trophy final.
Jadeja, who made an unbeaten 33 and picked up two for 24 in the final, was named Man of the Match. His haul of 12 wickets in the tournament also made him the highest wicket-taker, fetching him the Golden Ball trophy.
Jadeja’s efforts helped him move up a place to a career-best third in the latest bowlers’ rankings. He also moved up three places to 52nd in the batting table.
His combined effort with the bat and ball helped him move up a place to a career best third in the latest all-rounders’ standings.
Meanwhile, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was today named captain of the ICC’s Team of the Champions Trophy, which has four other Indians including stylish batsman Shikhar Dhawan.
The team includes Dhoni, Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar two Englishmen, Jonathan Trott and James Anderson, as well as Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq, Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka, South Africa’s Ryan McLaren and New Zealand’s Mitchell McClenaghan. Joe Root of England was picked as the 12th man.
“While Dhoni got little opportunity to show his exploits with the bat, he marshalled his troops outstandingly and he was sharp and agile behind the stumps as he accounted for nine batsmen behind the wickets (five catches and four stumpings),” an ICC release said.