Ramdin jumps 20 spots in rankings
 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Despite the swirling controversy over his ill-advised jibe at Sir Vivian Richards, West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin was the biggest mover in the latest International Cricket Council player rankings released Tuesday.

The right-hander jumped 20 spots to 68th, following his unbeaten 107 on the fourth day of the final Test against England on Sunday.

For Ramdin, it was his second century in 45 Tests and broke a slump which had seen him gather 56 runs from four innings on tour.

He was fined by the International Cricket Council for the jibe at Sir Viv which was in response to earlier criticism levelled at him by the legendary West Indies batsman and captain, speaking as a pundit on BBC Radio following the second Test.

Meanwhile, opener Adrian Barath rose five places to 69th following his 41 while Kieran Powell also moved up five spots despite getting only 24.

In-form batsman Marlon Samuels continued his upward movement following his 76 while left-hander Darren Bravo slipped two spots after his failure at Edgbaston.

Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul remained on top the batting rankings despite missing the final Test due to injury.

Speedster Kemar Roach remains the highest ranked West Indian in the bowlers’ rankings that continues to be led by South African pacer Dale Steyn.

1 ( - ) S.Chanderpaul (WI) 856

2 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 821

3 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 819

4 ( - ) Younus Khan Pak 797

5 ( - ) Kumar Sangakkara SL 779

6 (+1) Thilan Samaraweera SL 772

7 (+1) Michael Clarke Aus 771

8 (+1) Hashim Amla SA 763

9 (+1) Ross Taylor NZ 761

10 (-4) Alastair Cook Eng 756

24 (-2) Darren Bravo WI 642

33 (+2) Marlon Samuels WI 571

53 (-1) Stuart Broad Eng 467

55 ( - ) Darren Sammy WI 429

57 (-1) Kirk Edwards WI 424

524 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012

68 (+20) Denesh Ramdin WI 363

69 (+5) Adrian Barath WI 356

75 (-7) Narsingh Deonarine WI 336

BOWLING:

1 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 886

2 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 835

3 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 785

4 ( - ) Rangana Herath SL 769

5 (+2) Vernon Philander SA 764

6 ( - ) Stuart Broad Eng 758

7 (+1) Ben Hilfenhaus Aus 756

8 (-4) Graeme Swann Eng 742

9 ( - ) Peter Siddle Aus 740

10 ( - ) Abdur Rehman Pak 739

17 ( - ) Kemar Roach WI 620

25 ( - ) Darren Sammy WI 550

Date: 
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 05:12