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Ojha breaks into top 15 bowlers

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Sun, Nov 27, 2011 12:11 hrs

Dubai, Nov 27 (IBNS) India spinner Pragyan Ojha has broken into the top 15 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers for the first time in his career following a high-quality performance in the third Test in Mumbai, which concluded yesterday.

Slow left-armer Ojha took seven wickets in the match, including 6-47 in the second innings, and as a result has earned himself 11 places on the rankings and now sits in 15th place, just ahead of Australia's Peter Siddle.

The news is not so good for Ojha's team-mate Ishant Sharma, who has slipped three places to 20th position after taking just one wicket in the match.



In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen, Darren Bravo has moved up 14 places and now sits just outside the top 20 in 21st position, thanks to his knocks of 166 and 48 in the match, which concluded in a thrilling draw.

Meanwhile, India has closed the gap on England at the top of the Reliance ICC Test Championship table to seven points after the series win over the West Indies. India, who are ranked six places above the men from the Caribbean, gained one ratings point for the 2-0 series win and moves up to 118 ratings points, compared to the 125 points of England.

West Indies remain on 88 points despite the defeat, reflecting the weighting given when teams those who are higher up on the table.


Reliance ICC Test Championship (as of 27 November, after India v West Indies series)

Rank Team Rating

1 England 125
2 India 118
3 South Africa 116
4 Australia 105
5 Sri Lanka 99
6 Pakistan 98
7 West Indies 88
8 New Zealand 79
9 Bangladesh 9

(Developed by David Kendix)

ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 27 November, after India v West Indies Test series)

Batsmen

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

1 ( - ) K Sangakkara SL 880 56.93 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007
2 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 851 56.89 935 v NZ at Centurion 2007
3 ( - ) Alastair Cook Eng 823 49.72 836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
4 ( - ) Ian Bell Eng 822 ! 49.28 822 v Ind at The Oval 2011
5 (+1) Hashim Amla SA 787 47.54 842 v Ind at Kolkata 2010
6 (-1) Sachin Tendulkar Ind 785 56.02 898 v Zim at Nagpur 2002
7 (+1) Jonathan Trott Eng 776* 57.79 856 v SL at Cardiff 2011
8 (-1) Rahul Dravid Ind 773 53.22 892 v Pak at Kolkata 2005
9 (+1) Kevin Pietersen Eng 770 50.48 909 v WI at Headingley 2007
10= (-1) S.Chanderpaul WI 766 49.28 901 v NZ at Napier 2008
(+1) Graeme Smith SA 766 49.94 843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010
12 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 759 47.43 810 v Ind at Centurion 2010
13 (+1) Mike Hussey Aus 754 51.73 921 v WI at Kingston 2008
14= (-1) VVS Laxman Ind 735 47.13 781 v WI at Dominica 2011
(+1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 735 ! 46.26 735 v SL at Sharjah 2011
16 ( - ) Younus Khan Pak 730 51.20 880 v SL at Lahore 2009
17 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 716 42.37 775 v Pak at Wellington 2009
18 ( - ) T Samaraweera SL 700 52.61 766 v Eng at The Rose Bowl 2011
19 ( - ) Virender Sehwag Ind 691 52.15 866 v SL at Galle 2010
20 ( - ) Tamim Iqbal Ban 685 40.21 707 v Eng at Old Trafford 2010

Bowlers

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

1 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 898 23.15 902 v Aus at Cape Town 2011
2 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 811 30.57 813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011
3 ( - ) Morne Morkel SA 760 29.85 776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011
4 ( - ) Graeme Swann Eng 755 28.82 858 v Pak at Lord´s 2010
5 ( - ) Stuart Broad Eng 744 ! 32.00 744 v Ind at The Oval 2011
6 ( - ) Zaheer Khan Ind 692 31.78 752 v SA at Durban 2010
7 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 680*! 30.98 680 v WI at Mirpur 2011
8 ( - ) Daniel Vettori NZ 670 33.61 681 v Aus at Auckland 2000
9 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 629*! 30.68 629 v SL at Sharjah 2011
10 ( - ) Rangana Herath SL 626 ! 34.93 626 v Pak at Sharjah 2011
11 ( - ) Tim Bresnan Eng 623*! 23.60 623 v Ind at The Oval 2011
12 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 621* 28.01 633 v SA at Cape Town 2011
13= ( - ) Chris Tremlett Eng 619* 25.67 638 v Ind at Lord´s 2011
( - ) Mitchell Johnson Aus 619 31.29 825 v Eng at Cardiff 2009
15 (+11) Pragyan Ojha Ind 595*! 34.62 595 v WI at Mumbai 2011
16 (-1) Peter Siddle Aus 591* 32.58 635 v Eng at Melbourne 2010
17= (+1) Umar Gul Pak 583 33.38 627 v WI at Karachi 2006
(-1) Harbhajan Singh Ind 583 32.22 765 v NZ at Wellington 2002
19 ( - ) Chris Martin NZ 577 34.94 643 v Eng at Lord´s 2004
20 (-3) Ishant Sharma Ind 576 35.82 671 v WI at Dominica 2011

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points HS Rating

1 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 414 616 v Pak at Durban 2002
2 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 394 /*! 394 v SA at Johannesburg 2011
3 ( - ) Daniel Vettori NZ 389 412 v Pak at Napier 2009
4 ( - ) Stuart Broad Eng 376! 376 v Ind at The Oval 2011
5 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 375 /*! 375 v WI at Mirpur 2011

*Indicates a provisional rating




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