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Jadeja achieves career-best third, India consolidate position

cricket Updated: Jun 24, 2013 22:42 IST

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Ravindra Jadeja attained a career-best third spot in the ODI bowlers and all-rounders' list a day after India lifted the ICC Champions Trophy that strengthen their position as the number one ranked team on the ODI Championship table in the latest rankings released on Monday.

India, having entered the tournament on 119 ratings points, have now moved to 123 thanks to their victories over South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan in the group stage, followed by wins over Sri Lanka in the semi-finals and England in the final.

They have a lead of 10 ratings points over their nearest rival, England, who are currently on 113 points, level with third-placed Australia.

But Alastair Cook's side is ranked above Michael Clarke's team by a fraction of a point.

Jadeja's 12 scalps in the Champions Trophy made him the highest wicket taker and fetched him the Golden Ball trophy. His unbeaten 33 and two for 24 in the final against England here last night also helped him earn the Man of the Match.

His efforts have made him climb to a career-best third in the latest ICC ODI player rankings for bowlers. He has also climbed up three places to 52nd in the batting table.