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England consolidates position at the top

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Tue, Jun 12, 2012 13:52 hrs

Dubai, June 12 (IBNS) Denesh Ramdin's unbeaten knock of 107 in the third and final Test against England, which ended in a draw at Edgbaston on Monday, has helped the 27-year-old move up 20 places to 68th in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen.

England claimed the series 2-0 and have now taken an outright lead as the number one team ahead of South Africa on the Reliance ICC Test Championship table. England now leads South Africa by one ratings point. If England had managed to win the third and final Test it could have extended its lead by a further two ratings points.



Trinidad-born Ramdin also added 143 runs with Tino Best in a record tenth wicket partnership against England. Best, who was named man of the match for a knock of 95 and a spell of two for 37, re-entered the batting rankings in 115th place.

The other West Indies batsman to make any gain was opener Adrian Barath who moved to 69th place (up by five).

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who did not play the final Test, continues to top the batting chart, however there are some changes in the top 10 including England's Alastair Cook who became one of three England batsmen to slip, dropping four places to 10th spot.

Others who slipped in the Reliance ICC Rankings included Jonathan Trott to 18th (down by two places) and England captain Andrew Strauss, who was named the joint Man of the Series with West Indies' Marlon Samuels for scoring 326 runs with two hundreds, who fell one place to 24th after he made just 17 runs in the final Test.

Samuels, who finished the series as the leading run-getter on either side with 386 runs, has moved up two spots to 33rd.

Kevin Pietersen has retained his 17th spot while Ian Bell has moved up two places to 16th.

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.

Anderson's fellow England bowler, off-spinner Graeme Swann, who picked up six wickets for 282 runs in the series, has slipped four places to eighth. Meanwhile, Tim Bresnan, who ended with 12 wickets in the series, has moved up one spot to 14th, Steven Finn has moved up two spots to 24th and Graham Onions, returning from a two-year break due to injury, has re-entered the rankings in 46th place.

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders is still headed by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan with South Africa's Jacques Kallis in second spot.

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



Rank Team Ratings

1. England 117

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 (as of 12 June, after final Test between England and West Indies)



Batsmen



Rank
(+/-)
Player
Team
Pts
Ave
HS Rating
1
( - )
S.Chanderpaul
WI
856
50.44
901 v NZ at Napier 2008
2
( - )
AB de Villiers
SA
821!
49.16
821 v NZ at Wellington 2012
3
( - )
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
( - )
Kumar Sangakkara
SL
779
54.86
938 v Eng at Kandy 2007
6
(+1)
T Samaraweera
SL
772
52.84
775 v SA at Cape Town 2012
7
(+1)
Michael Clarke
Aus
771
48.77
855 v Eng at Headingley 2009
8
(+1)
Hashim Amla
SA
763
46.98
842 v Ind at Kolkata 2010
9
(+1)
Ross Taylor
NZ
761
43.52
775 v Pak at Wellington 2009
10
(-4)
Alastair Cook
Eng
756
48.54
836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
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
( - )
Misbah-ul-Haq
Pak
741
45.27
771 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012
15
( - )
M Jayawardena
SL
731
51.17
883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009
16
(+2)
Ian Bell
Eng
723
47.63
822 v Ind at The Oval 2011
17
( - )
Kevin Pietersen
Eng
718
49.33
909 v WI at Headingley 2007
18
(-2)
Jonathan Trott
Eng
709
51.22
856 v SL at Cardiff 2011
19
( - )
Mike Hussey
Aus
705
50.07
921 v WI at Kingston 2008
20
( - )
Ricky Ponting
Aus
691
52.75
942 v Eng at Adelaide 2006




Selected rankings



Rank
(+/-)
Player
Team
Pts
Ave
HS Rating
24=
(-1)
Andrew Strauss
Eng
642
41.74
769 v SA at Johannesburg 2005
24=
(-2)
Darren Bravo
WI
642*
44.37
709 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012
26
( - )
Matt Prior
Eng
625
42.31
693 v Pak at Dubai 2012
33
(+2)
Marlon Samuels
WI
571!
33.48
571 v Eng at Edgbaston 2012
53
(-1)
Stuart Broad
Eng
467
27.92
505 v Ind at The Oval 2011
55
( - )
Darren Sammy
WI
429
21.39
435 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
57
(-1)
Kirk Edwards
WI
424*
39.11
524 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012
68
(+20)
Denesh Ramdin
WI
363
23.84
438 v Eng at Lord´s 2007
69
(+5)
Adrian Barath
WI
356*
23.46
434 v Aus at Brisbane 2009
72
(-1)
Tim Bresnan
Eng
348*
40.22
382 v Ind at The Oval 2011
75
(-7)
Narsingh Deonarine
WI
336*
27.44
401 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012
82
(-1)
Graeme Swann
Eng
329
21.73
418 v Ban at Chittagong 2010
94
(+5)
Kieran Powell
WI
274*
20.88
281 v Aus at Dominica 2012
115
(RE)
Tino Best
WI
212*!
13.85
212 v Eng at Edgbaston 2012


Bowlers



Rank
(+/-)
Player
Team
Pts
Ave
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
785
30.05
813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
4
( - )
Rangana Herath
SL
769!
32.09
769 v Eng at Colombo (PSS) 2012
5
(+2)
Vernon Philander
SA
764*!
14.15
764 v NZ at Wellington 2012
6
( - )
Stuart Broad
Eng
758
30.42
783 v WI at Lord´s 2012
7
(+1)
Ben Hilfenhaus
Aus
756*
28.03
757 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2012
8
(-4)
Graeme Swann
Eng
742
28.57
858 v Pak at Lord´s 2010
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
(+1)
Tim Bresnan
Eng
657*!
26.09
657 v WI at Edgbaston 2012
15
(-1)
Chris Martin
NZ
651
33.59
669 v SA at Hamilton 2012
16
( - )
Umar Gul
Pak
642!
32.47
642 v Eng at Dubai 2012
17
( - )
Kemar Roach
WI
620*
29.31
644 v Eng at Lord´s 2012
18
( - )
Daniel Vettori
NZ
611
34.16
681 v Aus at Auckland 2000
19
( - )
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

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