Jadeja, Ashwin remain on top of ICC Test bowlers’ rankings
India’s spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin continue to remain at the top two positions in the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings released in Dubai today. Jadeja is heading the table with 898 points, while Ashwin is placed at the second spot with 865 points. However, none of the other Indian bowlers figure in the top-10 list. In the all-rounders chart, Jadeja remains static at second place, while Ashwin is holding on to the third spot.
As far as Indian batsmen are concerned, Cheteshwar Pujara remains at the fourth position, and Virat Kohli is static at the fifth place. K L Rahul climbed up a place to ninth spot in the batting table, which is continued to be headed by Australia’s Steve Smith.
Meanwhile, England’s Moeen Ali has received a rankings boost in both batsmen’s and bowlers’ list. Ali was declared the player of the match at the Lord’s Test yesterday. He helped England beat South Africa by 211 runs to go 1-0 up in the four-match series.
In the batting chart, Ali has gained three places and is now just outside the top 20, at 21st place, while in the bowling table, he has broken into the top-20 and is in 19th position by rising nine places.
WWC : Indiaeve to take on Australia today
Indian women will be keen to take a step towards securing a semifinal spot when they take on Australia in the ICC Women’s World Cup, in Bristol today. The match will statrt at 3 pm.
India were on a rampaging run beating England, West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka before South Africa disturbed their momentum with a massive 115-run win. Similarly Australia’s four-match unbeaten run was stopped by England in the previous game and they would also look to get back to winning ways.
Both teams have eight points but with better run rate Australia is second in points table while India is on third spot. Neither of the teams have yet qualified for the semi-finals. England eves are on top in table tally.
Ravi Shastri to be head coach of Indian cricket team
BCCI named Ravi Shastri as the new chief coach of the Indian cricket team till ICC World Cup 2019. Former fast bowler Zaheer Khan has also appointed as bowling coach for a period of two years.
Former Indian Captain Rahul Dravid has appointed as batting consultant for specific overseas tours. Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team has been without a head coach after Anil Kumble resigned from the post after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.