Dravid rises in ICC rankings, Tendulkar drops to 4th

July 26th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Sachin Tendulkar London, July 26 (IANS) Rahul Dravid, courtesy a brilliant hundred in the first Test between India and England at Lord’s, has gained seven places to be 15th while teammate Sachin Tendulkar lost two places to be fourth after an ordinary show in the 2000th Test, in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings.

England batsman Jonathan Trott and fast bowler James Anderson have risen to second place in the rankings following their team’s emphatic victory.

Trott has climbed two places, above Tendulkar and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, to the second spot in the batting rankings, after his innings of 70 and 22 in the opening game of the four-match series.

Kevin Pietersen, whose magnificent unbeaten double-century earned him the Man of the Match Award, has returned to the top 20, climbing 14 places to joint 15th in the rankings alongside Dravid.

The other centurion in the match, England wicket-keeper Matt Prior, has also achieved a new career-best rating, rising 10 places to 21st.

Anderson’s seven-wicket haul in the match, including his 11th five-wicket Test haul of 5-65 in the second innings, has seen him overtake teammate Graeme Swann in the bowling rankings, with a new career best ranking.

Chris Tremlett’s four wickets in the match have helped him to ninth place, also achieving a new career best rating, while Stuart Broad climbs four places to join Harbhajan Singh, who falls four places, in joint 11th place. Board has also moved to fifth on the all-rounders’ ranking table.

India still have two bowlers in the top ten with Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma lying in fifth and seventh place respectively.

Test rankings:

1.Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 883 ranking points
2.Jonathan Trott (England) 840
3.Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 838
4.Sachin Tendulkar (India) 832
5.Alastair Cook (England) 783
6.Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 775
7.V.V.S. Laxman (India) 771
8.Thilan Samaraweera (Sri Lanka) 766
9.AB de Villiers (South Africa) 760
10.Virender Sehwag (India) 759

1.Dale Steyn (South Africa) 899
2.James Anderson (England) 800
3.Graeme Swann (England) 780
4.Morne Morkel (South Africa) 751
5.Zaheer Khan (India) 735
6.Mitchell Johnson (Australia) 727
7.Ishant Sharma (India) 665
8.Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) 648
9.Chris Tremlett (England) 638
10.Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) 623

1.Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 451
2.Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) 364
3.Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) 338
4.Shane Watson (Australia) 315
5.Stuart Broad (England) 284

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