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Ojha breaks into top-15 of ICC Test rankings, India remain second

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sun, Nov 27, 2011 15:20 hrs

Dubai, Nov 27 (IANS) India spinner Pragyan Ojha has broken into the top-15 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test bowlers' rankings for the first time in his career following a high-quality performance against the West Indies in the drawn third Test in Mumbai.

Slow left-armer Ojha took seven wickets in the match that ended Saturday, including 6-47 in the second innings, and has earned himself 11 places on the rankings to be at 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 after taking just one wicket in the match.

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have lost a place each in the batsmen's rankings, slipping to sixth and eighth position.

West Indies' Darren Bravo has moved up 14 places and now sits in the 21st position, thanks to his knocks of 166 and 48 in the Mumbai Test.

India have closed the gap on leaders England in the team rankings to seven points after the 2-0 series win over the West Indies. India, who are ranked six places above the men from the Caribbean, gained one ratings point for the series win and moves up to 118 ratings points, compared to the 125 points of England.

Team rankings:

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

Batsmen:

1 Kumar Sangakkara SL

2 Jacques Kallis SA

3 Alastair Cook Eng

4 Ian Bell Eng

5 Hashim Amla SA

6 Sachin Tendulkar Ind

7 Jonathan Trott Eng

8 Rahul Dravid Ind

9 Kevin Pietersen Eng

10 Shivnarine Chanderpaul WI

Bowlers:

1 Dale Steyn SA

2 James Anderson Eng

3 Morne Morkel SA

4 Graeme Swann Eng

5 Stuart Broad Eng

6 Zaheer Khan Ind

7 Shakib Al Hasan Ban

8 Daniel Vettori NZ

9 Saeed Ajmal Pak

10 Rangana Herath SL




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