No 1 ranked Chanderpaul extends his advantage over de Villiers

No 1 ranked Chanderpaul extends his advantage over de Villiers

Dubai, May 22 2012: de Villiers, A maiden 10-wicket haul by England fast bowler Stuart Broad has given him a career-best ranking in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings which were released a day after England beat the West Indies by five wickets at Lord’s, to go 1-0 up in the three-Test series.

Broad recorded figures of seven for 72 and four for 93 which gave him a jump of five places and put him in third place alongside his new ball partner James Anderson who bagged three wickets in the match.

For his match haul of 11-165, Broad, who was short-listed for the 2008 ICC Emerging Player of the Year Award at the LG ICC Awards, earned 34 ratings points which not only gave him a share of third place with Anderson but also put the two fast bowlers 52 ratings points behind second-placed Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan.

With off-spinner Graeme Swann sitting in fifth position after slipping one place following his match figures of three for 111, England now has three bowlers inside the top five while Tim Bresnan is 25th, dropping seven places after claiming just one wicket of Adrian Barath in the Test.

The other bowler to move up the chart is West Indies’ Kemar Roach who has gained one place and is now in 16th position after match figures of six for 168 to claim his career-best ranking.

The bowlers’ list is headed by South Africa’s Dale Steyn.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen, the West Indies’ number-one ranked Shivnarine Chnaderpaul has extended his advantage over second-placed AB de Villiers to 57 ratings points.

Chanderpaul, who lifted the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the 2008 ICC Cricketer of the Year, had entered the Test with a lead over de Villiers of just six ratings points and over third-ranked Jacques Kallis of eight ratings points.

However, after scores of 87 not out and 91, the 37-year-old Guyana batsman has not only consolidated his number-one raking, he is now 22 ratings points away from breaking the 900-point mark yet again, which in ranking terms is the benchmark for any batsman. Chanderpaul last achieved a career-best rating of 901 after scoring 126 not out against New Zealand in December 2008 in Napier.

Other batsmen to head in the right direction after the Lord’s Test include Ian Bell in 17th (up by two places), Andrew Strauss in 27th (up by one place), Marlon Samuels in 55th (up by eight places), Adrian Barath in 67th (up by 14 places) and Darren Sammy in 68th (up by five places).

Batsmen failing to hold onto their positions are Jonathan Trott in 16th (down by two places), Kevin Pietersen in 18th (down by one place), Darren Bravo in 21st (down by one place) and Matt Prior in 25th (down by one place).

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders, there is no change in the top three but Sammy has moved up two places to eighth position.

Reliance ICC Test Rankings (after Lord’s Test)

Batsmen:

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

1 ( – ) S.Chanderpaul WI 878 50.65 901 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 ( – ) K.Sangakkara SL 779 54.86 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

6 ( – ) Alastair Cook Eng 778 48.75 836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

7 ( – ) T.Samaraweera SL 772 52.84 775 v SA at Cape Town 2012

8 ( – ) Michael Clarke Aus 771 48.77 855 v Eng at Headingley 2009

9 ( – ) Hashim Amla SA 763 46.98 842 v Ind at Kolkata 2010

10 ( – ) Ross Taylor NZ 761 43.52 775 v Pak at Wellington 2009

11 ( – ) Graeme Smith SA 753 49.64 843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

12= ( – ) S.Tendulkar Ind 749 55.44 898 v Zim at Nagpur 2002

( – ) Azhar Ali Pak 749*! 43.17 749 v Eng at Dubai 2012

14 (+1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 741 45.27 771 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012

15 (+1) M.Jayawardene SL 731 51.17 883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

16 (-2) Jonathan Trott Eng 729 51.95 856 v SL at Cardiff 2011

17 (+2) Ian Bell Eng 723 47.18 822 v Ind at The Oval 2011

18 (-1) Kevin Pietersen Eng 707 48.89 909 v WI at Headingley 2007

19 (-1) Mike Hussey Aus 705 50.07 921 v WI at Kingston 2008

20 (+1) Ricky Ponting Aus 691 52.75 942 v Eng at Adelaide 2006

Selected rankings

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

21 (-1) Darren Bravo WI 683* 47.89 709 v Aus at Port-of-Spain 2012

25 (-1) Matt Prior Eng 637 42.72 693 v Pak at Dubai 2012

27 (+1) Andrew Strauss Eng 613 41.26 769 v SA at Johannesburg 2005

51 (-2) Stuart Broad Eng 476 27.98 505 v Ind at The Oval 2011

53 (-9) Kirk Edwards WI 465* 43.86 524 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012

55 (+8) Marlon Samuels WI 443 30.32 488 v SA at Durban 2008

67 (+14) Adrian Barath WI 366* 24.36 434 v Aus at Brisbane 2009

68 (+5) Darren Sammy WI 357! 19.46 357 v Eng at Lord’s 2012

74 ( – ) Graeme Swann Eng 341 22.20 418 v Ban at Chittagong 2010

81 (RE) Denesh Ramdin WI 328 22.85 438 v Eng at Lord’s 2007

83 (-13) Tim Bresnan Eng 322* 35.88 382 v Ind at The Oval 2011

101= (-8) Kieran Powell WI 254* 21.21 281 v Aus at Dominica 2012

Bowlers

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Econ 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 783 30.29 813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

(+5) Stuart Broad Eng 783! 30.12 783 v WI at Lord’s 2012

5 (-1) Graeme Swann Eng 773 28.11 858 v Pak at Lord’s 2010

6 (-1) Rangana Herath SL 769! 32.09 769 v Eng at Colombo (PSS) 2012

7 (-1) Vernon Philander SA 764*! 14.15 764 v NZ at Wellington 2012

8 (-1) Ben Hilfenhaus Aus 756* 28.03 757 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2012

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 ( – ) Chris Martin NZ 651 33.59 669 v SA at Hamilton 2012

15 (+1) Kemar Roach WI 644*! 28.61 644 v Eng at Lord’s 2012

16 (-1) Umar Gul Pak 642! 32.47 642 v Eng at Dubai 2012

17 ( – ) Daniel Vettori NZ 611 34.16 681 v Aus at Auckland 2000

18 (+1) Ryan Harris Aus 587* 23.63 614 v WI at Bridgetown 2012

19 (+1) Pragyan Ojha Ind 572* 34.62 595 v WI at Mumbai 2011

20 (+1) Shane Watson Aus 571* 28.91 633 v SA at Cape Town 2011

Selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Econ HS Rating

23 (+2) Darren Sammy WI 558* 31.25 568 v Aus at Bridgetown 2012

25 (-7) Tim Bresnan Eng 546* 26.88 623 v Ind at The Oval 2011

30 (-3) Fidel Edwards WI 512 38.37 590 v Eng at Lord’s 2009

81 (NEW) Shannon Gabriel WI 147*! 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 373 382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

Selected ranking

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating

8 (+2) Darren Sammy WI 199 /*! 199 v Eng at Lord’s 2012

*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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