Rahul Dravid breaks into top-10 of ICC rankings
Rahul Dravid moved four places to eighth in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen released today while VVS Laxman gained five places to the 13th spot following their centuries in the second Test against West Indies that ended in Kolkata yesterday.cricket Updated: Nov 18, 2011 16:27 IST
Indian batting great Rahul Dravid moved four places to eighth in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen released on Friday while teammate VVS Laxman gained five places to the 13th spot following their centuries in the second Test against West Indies that ended in Kolkata on Thursday.
Dravid scored 119 and Laxman hit 176 as the home team cruised to an innings victory over the West Indies at the historic Eden Gardens.
Another stalwart of world cricket, West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul (37), slipped in the other direction following his side's defeat. The Guyanese left-hander lost four places to settle for 10th.
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara retained the top spot.
Pragyan Ojha is the main mover in the bowlers' rankings as the left-arm slow bowler gained six places to 26th position, the highest ranking of his career to date.
The 25-year-old took six wickets in the second Test, helping to give India an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
South Africa's Dale Steyn continues to be the top-ranked bowler.
1 Kumar Sangakkara SL
2 Jacques Kallis SA
3 Alastair Cook Eng
4 Ian Bell Eng
5 Sachin Tendulkar Ind
6 Graeme Smith SA
7 Hashim Amla SA
8 Rahul Dravid Ind
9 Jonathan Trott Eng
10 Shivnarine Chanderpaul WI
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 Mitchell Johnson Aus
10 Shane Watson Aus
First Published: Nov 18, 2011 16:23 IST