Shiv back on top of Clarke in rankings
 

Trinidad Guardian article.

Dubai, UAE - West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul regained the number two position in the latest ICC Test Batting Rankings after Australian captain Michael Clarke's sub-par showing in the fourth Test against England at Chester-le-Street. 

Clarke posted scores of six and 21 to fall three spots to fifth. England's Ian Bell (6 & 113) continued to make gains, hopping three places to seventh while Aussie Chris Rogers (110 & 49) climbed 41 places to 42nd. South African Hashim Amla continued to lead the rankings while his teammate AB de Villiers and Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara are third and fourth respectively.

Among the bowlers, Aussie Ryan Harris (2/70 & 7/117) skipped four places to seventh while Man-of-the-Match Stuart Broad jumped from 14th to ninth. There were no changes in the top six with Dale Steyn, Vernon Philandeer, Rangana Herath, Saeed Ajmal, Peter Siddle (1/41 & 0 /59) and Grame Swann (2/48 & 2/53) each maintaining their places.

Test Batting Rankings

1. (-) H.M. Amla (SA) - 903

2. (+1) S. Chanderpaul (WI) - 880

3. (+1) A.B. de Villiers (SA) - 879

4. (+1) K.C. Sangakkara (SL) - 866

5. (-3) M.J. Clarke (AUS) - 862

6. (-) C.A. Pujara (IND) - 777

7. (+3) I.R. Bell (ENG) - 762

8. (-1) J.H. Kallis (SA) - 756

9. (-1) A.N. Cook (ENG) - 752 

10. (-1) Younus Khan (PAK) - 748

42. (+41) CJL Rogers (Aus) - 526

Test Bowling Rankings

1. (-) D.W. Steyn (SA) - 905

2. (-) V.D. Philander (SA) - 890 

3. (-) H.M.R.K.B. Herath (SL) - 831

4. (-) Saeed Ajmal (PAK) - 819 

5. (-) P.M. Siddle (AUS) - 790

6. (-) G.P. Swann (ENG) - 772

7. (+4) R.J. Harris (AUS) - 759

8. (-) R. Ashwin (IND) - 757

9. (+5) S.C.J. Broad (ENG) - 751  

10. (-3) J.M. Anderson (ENG) - 733

First Published In The Trinidad Guardian.

Date: 
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 05:20