Ojha best-placed Indian at number five

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 16:38

Dubai: Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was the best-placed Indian at number five in the latest ICC Test Rankings issued on Tuesday, while Sachin Tendulkar was the only batsman to have found a place in the top-20 list.

Ojha dropped a place with 767 points, and so was Sachin Tendulkar, who was placed 18th with 669 points.

Seamer Zaheer Khan was ranked 14th in the bowlers` list with 652 points.

Pujara, who dropped a place, was ranked 21st with 665 points.

South Africa`s Hashim Amla moved within four ratings points of becoming the number-one ranked batsman.

Amla, who was declared man of the match in the Perth Test, moved up two places to third position with 875 ratings points following his match-winning knock of 196 in the second innings of the series-decider.

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is now the top-ranked batsman with 879 ratings points. Australia captain Michael Clarke, who made five and 44, slipped to second after regaining the number-one spot last week at the conclusion of the Adelaide Test.

Among the bowlers, Dale Steyn continued to lead the table. Vernon Philander moved up a place to jointly hold the second spot with Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath.

South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel also moved up a spot to seventh.

For Australia, fast bowler Mitchell Johnson returned to the top-20 after moving up three places to 20th position.

The biggest mover in the bowlers` table is Mitchell Starc who now moved up 21 places to 53rd.

Jacques Kallis continued to head the all-rounders` table followed by Shakib Al Hasan in second and Shane Watson in third place.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 16:38

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