Ravindra Jadeja became the No.1 all-rounder in the ICC Test Rankings.© AFP
South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock on Wednesday returned to the top 10 of the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after a top score against the West Indies and completed a 158-run victory in their 2-0 win at St. Lucia. helped. World Test Championship Series. Meanwhile, former West Indies captain Jason Holder has lost 28 ratings points to slip behind Ravindra Jadeja in the all-rounders’ list. The Indian all-rounder, who returned to No. 1 after being last there in August 2017, is on 386 rating points, two ahead of Holder.
De Kock’s 96 in the first innings helped him gain two places and reach 10th, the first time in 18 months that he is in the top 10. The 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, who has a career-best sixth ranking, was last in the top 10 in December 2019.
Another left-hander to progress in the latest weekly update is skipper Dean Elgar, who is up one place to 19th after setting the stage for victory with 77 innings. Rassi van der Dussen has jumped 31 places to 43rd place after an unbeaten 75 in the second innings.
Among South African bowlers, player of the match Kagiso Rabada has jumped a place to sixth place with a five-wicket haul while spinner Keshav Maharaj, who completed South Africa’s first Test hat-trick in 61 years during the second innings, has the advantage . In their seven-wicket haul, they progressed three places to reach 28th position.
Lungi Ngidi is up three places to 41st.
West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood has moved up 12 places to 44th after scores of 49 and 25, while Shai Hope (up three places to 82nd) and Kieran Powell (up six places to 94th) also lead the list.
Fast bowler Kemar Roach has taken seven wickets in the top 10 and has moved up a place to 12th among bowlers. Kyle Meyers’ useful medium-fast stuff has helped him jump 51 places with three wickets in each innings to take him to joint-53rd.
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