England consolidates position at the top of the table

England consolidates position at the top of the table

Dubai, June 12, 2012: consolidates position, 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

Selected rankings

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

24 (+2) Steven Finn Eng 553* 27.42 575 v SL at Lord’s 2011

25 ( – ) Darren Sammy WI 550* 32.40 568 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012

26 (-2) Chris Tremlett Eng 546* 26.75 638 v Ind at Lord’s 2011

30 ( – ) Fidel Edwards WI 502 38.37 590 v Eng at Lord’s 2009

39 (+1) Ravi Rampaul WI 391*! 36.47 391 v Eng at Edgbaston 2012

46 (RE) Graham Onions Eng 336* 29.90 404 v SA at Centurion 2009

52 (-3) Narsingh Deonarine WI 313* 33.84 325 v Aus at Dominica 2012

54 (-2) Shane Shillingford WI 304* 44.79 336 v Aus at Dominica 2012

80 (+1) Marlon Samuels WI 156*! 65.54 156 v Eng at Edgbaston 2012

83 (-1) Shannon Gabriel WI 144* 21.50 147 v Eng at Lord’s 2012

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating

1 ( – ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 404/*! 404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

2 ( – ) Jacques Kallis SA 385 616 v Pak at Durban 2002

3 ( – ) Stuart Broad Eng 354 382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

Selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating

6 ( – ) Graeme Swann Eng 244 327 v Ban at Chittagong 2010

7 ( – ) Darren Sammy WI 236/*! 236 v Eng at Edgbaston 2012

8 ( – ) Tim Bresnan Eng 229*/* 238 v Ind at The Oval 2011

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.

!indicates career-highest rating.

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