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Chanderpaul back on top in ICC ranking

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Sun, Apr 29, 2012 13:21 hrs

Dubai, Apr 29 (IBNS) West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained the number-one ranking in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after hitting two half-centuries in the Dominica Test which Australia won by 75 runs to claim the series 2-0.

The series victory put Michael Clarke's side ahead of India in third position on the Reliance ICC Test Championship table.

Chanderpaul, who won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Dubai in 2008, scored 68 and 69 which earned him 19 ratings points and helped him to leapfrog South Africa's duo of AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis into the number-one position.



The 37-year-old Guyanese player had first topped the batting chart in July 2008 after Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara had slipped from the top position after scoring 12 in his side's 600-6 against India in the first Test in Colombo.

After staying on top of the table for the following seven months, Chanderpaul briefly dropped to second position in February 2009 when he scored one and 55 against England in the second Test in Antigua.

He, however, returned to the top spot three Tests later following scores of 147 not out and six in the fifth and last Test against England at Queen's Park in Trinidad.

Chanderpaul, three months later in May 2009, lost his number-one position to Pakistan's Younus Khan. He later slipped to as low as 15th in June 2010 before making a charge up the order to finally surge to the top of the table.

Chanderpaul will again arrive in England as the number-one ranked batsman, as he did in May 2009, and while England will be out to defend its number-one Test team tag against the West Indies, the diminutive left-hander will be aiming to protect his top spot as he leads de Villiers by just six ratings points.

Other batsmen to move up the chart are Australia's David Warner, Ed Cowan and Matthew Wade, and West Indies captain Darren Sammy.

Opener Warner has climbed two places to 43rd spot after scores of 50 and 11, Cowan has jumped six places to 60th position after scores of one and 55, Wade, who won the man of the match award in Dominica for his 106 and four, has vaulted 46 places to 69th spot while Sammy has moved up 10 places to 73rd position following scores of 10 and 61.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, West Indies' Kemar Roach has gained two more places and is now on a career-best 16th position after figures of one for 72 and three for 40. The 23-year-old Barbadian had entered the series in 37th position and has gained 21 places after finishing as the most successful bowler of the series with 19 wickets at just under 20 runs per wicket.

West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford, who had match figures of 10 for 219, has rocketed 21 places to 46th place while Australia captain Michael Clarke's second innings figures of 23-1-86-5 has given him a jump of 11 places and puts him in 75th spot, and Nathan Lyon's four for 69 and three for 87 has given him a career-best ranking of 36th.

The bowlers' table is headed by South Africa's Dale Steyn with Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan and England's James Anderson in second and third positions, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC Test Championship table, Australia has moved ahead of India in third place.

Australia had entered the series against the West Indies on equal points with India but below Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side when ratings were calculated beyond the decimal point. However, the series win gave it one ratings point which was enough to put it ahead of India.

England leads the Test Championship table, followed by South Africa which is fraction of a point behind Andrew Strauss's side.

Reliance ICC Test Championship (after West Indies-Australia Test series)



Rank Team Ratings

1. England 116

2. South Africa 116

3. Australia 112

4. India 111

5. Pakistan 108

6. Sri Lanka 99

7. West Indies 85

8. New Zealand 85

9. Bangladesh 8



(Zimbabwe will have to play eight Tests in the qualification period before it will have a ranking)

(Developed by David Kendix)



Reliance ICC Test Rankings (after third and last Test between West Indies and Australia)



Batsmen



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating

1 (+2) S.Chanderpaul WI 827 50.02 901 v NZ at Napier 2008

2 (-1) AB de Villiers SA 821! 49.16 821 v NZ at Wellington 2012

3 (-1) Jacques Kallis SA 819 56.78 935 v NZ at Centurion 2007

4 ( - ) Younus Khan Pak 797 52.44 880 v SL at Lahore 2009

5 (+1) K.Sangakkara SL 779 54.86 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

6 (+1) Alastair Cook Eng 777 48.69 836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

7 (+1) T.Samaraweera SL 772 52.84 775 v SA at Cape Town 2012

8 (-3) Michael Clarke Aus 771 48.77 855 v Eng at Headingley 2009

9 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 763 46.98 842 v Ind at Kolkata 2010

10 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 761 43.52 775 v Pak at Wellington 2009

11 ( - ) Graeme Smith SA 753 49.64 843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

12= ( - ) Sachin Tendulkar Ind 749 55.44 898 v Zim at Nagpur 2002

( - ) Azhar Ali Pak 749*! 43.17 749 v Eng at Dubai 2012

14 ( - ) Jonathan Trott Eng 744 52.70 856 v SL at Cardiff 2011

15 ( - ) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 741 45.27 771 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012

16 ( - ) M.Jayawardene SL 731 51.17 883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

17 ( - ) Kevin Pietersen Eng 728 49.28 909 v WI at Headingley 2007

18 ( - ) Mike Hussey Aus 705 50.07 921 v WI at Kingston 2008

19 (+1) Ian Bell Eng 702 46.49 822 v Ind at The Oval 2011

20 (-1) Darren Bravo WI 693* 49.59 709 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012



Selected



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating

21 ( - ) Ricky Ponting Aus 691 52.75 942 v Eng at Adelaide 2006

30 (-3) Shane Watson Aus 585 37.54 729 v Eng at Perth 2010

43 (+2) David Warner Aus 516* 42.14 568 v Ind at Perth 2012

60 (+6) Ed Cowan Aus 398* 29.83 420 v Ind at Perth 2012

67 (-8) N.Deonarine WI 360* 28.64 401 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012

69 (+46) Matthew Wade Aus 349*! 39.60 349 v WI at Dominica 2012

73 (+10) Darren Sammy WI 341! 19.09 341 v Aus at Dominica 2012

81 (-5) Adrian Barath WI 328* 23.60 434 v Aus at Brisbane 2009

93 (+10) Kieran Powell WI 281*! 23.66 281 v Aus at Dominica 2012

94 (-4) K.Brathwaite WI 273* 21.35 317 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012



Bowlers



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Econ HS Rating

1 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 886 23.18 902 v SL at Centurion 2011

2 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 835! 26.70 835 v Eng at Dubai 2012

3 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 798 30.16 813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

4 ( - ) Graeme Swann Eng 779 27.97 858 v Pak at Lord´s 2010

5 ( - ) Rangana Herath SL 769 ! 32.09 769 v Eng at Colombo (PSS) 2012

6 ( - ) Vernon Philander SA 764*! 14.15 764 v NZ at Wellington 2012

7 ( - ) Ben Hilfenhaus Aus 756* 28.03 757 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2012

8 ( - ) Stuart Broad Eng 749 31.25 777 v Pak at Dubai 2012

9 ( - ) Peter Siddle Aus 740 29.27 768 v Ind at Adelaide 2012

10 ( - ) Abdur Rehman Pak 739*! 27.37 739 v Eng at Dubai 2012

11 ( - ) Morne Morkel SA 733 30.03 776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

12 ( - ) Zaheer Khan Ind 697 31.78 752 v SA at Durban 2010

13 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 678* 31.33 680 v WI at Mirpur 2011

14 ( - ) Chris Martin NZ 651 33.59 669 v SA at Hamilton 2012

15 ( - ) Umar Gul Pak 642! 32.47 642 v Eng at Dubai 2012

16 (+2) Kemar Roach WI 619*! 28.67 619 v Aus at Dominica 2012

17 (-1) Daniel Vettori NZ 611 34.16 681 v Aus at Auckland 2000

18 (+1) Tim Bresnan Eng 600* 24.16 623 v Ind at The Oval 2011

19 (-2) Ryan Harris Aus 587* 23.63 614 v WI at Bridgetown 2012

20 ( - ) Pragyan Ojha Ind 572* 34.62 595 v WI at Mumbai 2011



Selected



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Econ HS Rating

21 (+2) Shane Watson Aus 571* 28.91 633 v SA at Cape Town 2011

25 (-3) Darren Sammy WI 551* 30.89 568 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012

27 ( - ) Fidel Edwards WI 532 37.91 590 v Eng at Lord´s 2009

36 (+2) Nathan Lyon Aus 451*! 27.83 451 v WI at Dominica 2012

43 (-2) Ravi Rampaul WI 349* 36.58 376 v Ind at Mumbai 2011

46 (+21) S.Shillingford WI 336*! 41.46 336 v Aus at Dominica 2012

50 (+7) N.Deonarine WI 325*! 33.84 325 v Aus at Dominica 2012

75 (+11) Michael Clarke Aus 173* 35.48 265 v NZ at Wellington 2005

98 (+13) David Warner Aus 74*! 31.33 74 v WI at Dominica 2012

All-rounders



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating

1 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 404 /*! 404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

2 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 385 616 v Pak at Durban 2002

3 ( - ) Stuart Broad Eng 365 382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

4 ( - ) Daniel Vettori NZ 349 412 v Pak at Napier 2009

5 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 334 /* 394 v SA at Johannesburg 2011

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