Ravindra Jadeja will have an opportunity to reclaim the top bowling and all-rounder rankings in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings when India takes on Sri Lanka in the three-Test series starting in Kolkata on Thursday.

The 28-year-old, who has played 32 Tests to date, has taken 155 wickets and scored 1136 runs, currently sits second in both the categories. In the bowlers’ table, he is 12 points behind England’s James Anderson, while in the all-rounders’ list, he is eight points behind Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh.

If Jadeja puts up a strong show with both bat and ball, then he will regain the top slots he last held following his side’s second Test against Sri Lanka in August. While that was the first time he had surged to number-one in the all-rounders’ list, he was the top-ranked bowler until Anderson leapfrogged him on 9 September following the Lord’s Test against the Windies.

Apart from Ravindra Jadeja, India’s sixth-ranked Virat Kohli will also be eyeing a return to the top-five among batsmen as he presently trails Australia’s David Warner by just one point. Other India batsmen inside the top-10 include Lokesh Rahul (eighth) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (ninth), while batsmen outside the top-20 are Shikhar Dhawan (30th), Murali Vijay (36th) and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (47th).

The other India bowlers to feature prominently in the rankings are Ravichandran Ashwin (fourth), Mohammed Shami (19th), Umesh Yadav (27th), Ishant Sharma (29th) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (37th).

Sri Lanka has two batsmen in Dimuth Karunaratne (17th) and captain Dinesh Chandimal (20th) inside the top-20, while batsmen aiming for upward movements are Angelo Mathews (24th), Niroshan Dickwella (40th), Dilruwan Perera (78th) and Lahiru Thirimanne (113th).

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is Sri Lanka’s highest-ranked bowler in fifth place. He is followed by Dilruwan Perera (25th), Suranga Lakmal (36th), Lakshan Sandakan (69th), Angelo Mathews (81st) and Lahiru Gamage (108th).

Meanwhile, in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, number-one-ranked India (125 points) leads sixth-ranked Sri Lanka (94 points) by 31 points.

The series permutations are:

  • India wins 3-0 – India 127 (+2) Sri Lanka 92 (-2)
  • India wins 2-0 – India 125 (-) Sri Lanka 93 (+1)
  • India wins 1-0 or 2-1 – India 124 (-1) Sri Lanka 94 (+2)
  • Sri Lanka wins 3-0 – India 117 (-8) Sri Lanka 101 (+7)
  • Sri Lanka wins 2-0 – India 118 (-7) Sri Lanka 100 (+6)
  • Sri Lanka wins 1-0 or 2-1 – India 119 (-6) Sri Lanka 99 (+5)
  • Series draws 0-0 or 1-1 – India 122 (-3) Sri Lanka 97 (+3)

Series schedule:

16-20 November – 1st Test, Kolkata

24-29 November – 2nd Test, Nagpur

2-6 December – 3rd Test, Delhi

MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as on 14 November, before the start of India v Sri Lanka series):

Rank      Team                   Points

1.      India                     125

2.      South Africa         111

3.      England                105

4.      New Zealand        97

5.      Australia               97

6.      Sri Lanka              94

7.      Pakistan               88

8.      West Indies          75

9.      Bangladesh          72

10.   Zimbabwe            02

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 14 November, before the start of India v Sri Lanka series):

 Batsmen (top 10)

 Rank      Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      Highest Rating

   1         Steve Smith         Aus        936        59.66    941 v Ind at Dharamsala 2017

   2         Joe Root              Eng        889        53.76    917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

   3         Kane Williamson  NZ          880        51.16    893 v Aus at Perth 2015

   4         C. Pujara              Ind         876        52.65    888 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

   5         David Warner       Aus        807        47.94    880 v NZ at Perth 2015

   6         Virat Kohli            Ind         806        49.55    895 v Ban at Hyderabad 2017

   7         Hashim Amla       SA          795        49.87    907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013

   8         Lokesh Rahul       Ind         761*!     46.27    761 v SL at Pallekele 2017

   9         Ajinkya Rahane    Ind         760        47.61    825 v NZ at Indore 2016

  10        Azhar Ali              Pak        755        46.62    787 v Aus at Melbourne 2016

 Other selected rankings

 Rank      Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      Highest Rating

  17        D. Karunaratne    SL          700!      36.86    700 v Pak at Dubai 2017

  20        D. Chandimal       SL          658        42.46    692 v Aus at Colombo (SSC) 2016

  24        Angelo Mathews  SL          646        44.93    877 v NZ at Christchurch 2014

  30        Shikhar Dhawan  Ind         612!      43.38    612 v SL at Pallekele 2017

  36        Murali Vijay          Ind         588        39.62    747 v SA at Bengaluru 2015

  40        N. Dickwella         SL          567*!     35.59    567 v Pak at Dubai 2017

  47        Wriddhiman Saha Ind         516        32.70    524 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

 

Bowlers (top 10)

 

Rank    Player                    Team     Pts         Avge      Highest Rating

   1         James Anderson  Eng        896!      27.39    896 v Win at Lord’s 2017

   2         Ravindra Jadeja   Ind         884       23.60    899 v Aus at Ranchi 2017

   3         Kagiso Rabada    SA          876!      22.71    876 v Ban at Bloemfontein 2017

   4         R. Ashwin             Ind         852        25.26    904 v Eng at Mumbai 2016

   5         Rangana Herath  SL          833        27.82    867 v Zim at Harare 2016

   6         Josh Hazlewood  Aus        794        25.75    863 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017

   7         Nathan Lyon        Aus        752!      31.83    752 v Ban at Chittagong 2017

   8         Dale Steyn           SA          748        22.30    909 v Win at Centurion 2014

   9         Neil Wagner         NZ          745        28.90    767 v SA at Dunedin 2017

  10        Stuart Broad         Eng        737        28.81    880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

 Other selected rankings

 Rank    Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      Highest Rating

19         M. Shami              Ind         618*!     30.87    618 v SL at Pallekele 2017

  25        Dilruwan Perera   SL          592*      32.39    674 v Zim at Harare 2016

  27        Umesh Yadav      Ind         576*!     35.93    576 v SL at Pallekele 2017

  29        Ishant Sharma     Ind         514        36.93    671 v Win at Dominica 2011

  33        Suranga Lakmal   SL          470*      44.82    500 v SA at Cape Town 2017

  37        B. Kumar              Ind         437*      29.88    501 v NZ at Kolkata 2016

 All-rounders (top five)

 Rank    Player                    Team     Pts         Highest Rating

   1         Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        438       489 v Aus at Mirpur 2017

   2         Ravindra Jadeja   Ind         430       438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017

   3         R. Ashwin             Ind         422       493 v Eng at Mohali 2016

   4         Ben Stokes          Eng        396 /*!   396 v Win at Lord’s 2017

   5         Moeen Ali             Eng        378       409 v SA at Old Trafford 2017