Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja on Sunday became the first Indian bowler to top the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings after former captain Anil Kumble claimed the pole position way back in 1996.

Jadeja, who took five wickets in five matches during India's recently-concluded ODI tour of Zimbabwe, has leapt four places to join West Indies' off-spinner Sunil Narine on top of the list.

This is the first time Jadeja is heading the bowlers' chart.

Kumble had topped the table for 11 matches in November-December 1996. Overall, Jadeja is the fourth India bowler after Kapil Dev (March 1989), Maninder Singh (December 1987-November 1988) and Kumble to claim the number-one spot in ODIs.

The series against Zimbabwe also turned out to be a big one for India's leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who has rocketed 47 places to 32nd spot after bagging a record 18 wickets.

(With inputs from PTI)