Shiv 6th in latest Test rankings


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul has risen just one place to sixth in the latest ICC batting rankings, despite stroking a century against India in the first Test in Delhi last week.


The 38-year-old Chanderpaul lashed 118, his 24th Test hundred, to give West Indies the early advantage. He also top scored with 47 in the second innings but West Indies still lost by five wickets.


Chanderpaul is behind fifth placed Sachin Tendulkar who remained unmoved despite his 76 in India’s second innings.


Sri Lankan stroke-maker Kumar Sangakkara has taken over top spot in the batting, replacing South African Jacques Kallis.


Stylish West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo and dogged right-hander Kirk Edwards have both moved one place up to 42nd and 51st respectively.


In the bowling, speedster Fidel Edwards is the highest ranked West Indies player, remaining unmoved at 20th.


Captain and medium pacer Darren Sammy, meanwhile, fell two places to 24th, while leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo and pacer Kemar Roach remained stuck at 38th and 39th respectively.


1 Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 880 

2 Jacques Kallis (SA) 873

3 Alastair Cook (ENG) 823

4 Ian Bell (ENG) 822

5 Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 806

6 Shiv Chanderpaul (WI) 798

7 Graeme Smith (SA) 790

8 Hashim Amla (SA) 782

9 Jonathan Trott (ENG) 776

10 Kevin Pietersen (ENG) 770

42 Darren Bravo (WI) 526

51 Kirk Edwards (WI) 481


1 Dale Steyn (SA) 902

2 James Anderson (ENG) 811

3 Morne Morkel (SA) 776

4 Graeme Swann (ENG) 755

5 Stuart Broad (ENG) 744

6 Zaheer Khan (IND) 706

7 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 680

8 Daniel Vettori (NZ) 670

9 Mitchell Johnson (AUS) 643

10 Shane Watson (AUS) 633

20 Fidel Edwards (WI) 576

24 Darren Sammy (WI) 560

28 Jacques Kallis (SA) 498

38 Devendra Bishoo (WI) 426

39 Kemar Roach (WI) 414

51 Ravi Rampaul (WI) 307

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 16:15