ICC Test player rankings: Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn at number one spot

2011-07-27 00:00

LONDON — The South African pair of Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn remained top of the ICC’s batting and bowling rankings respectively.

After this week’s first Test match between England and India, England’s Jonathan Trott (batting) and James Anderson (bowling) rose to second place.

England fast bowler Chris Tremlett went into ninth place after his four wickets at Lord’s.

India still have two bowlers in the top 10, with Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma lying in fifth and seventh place respectively.

As well as Tendulkar, India have Venkatsai Laxman (seventh) and Virender Sehwag (10th) in the batting top 10 although Seh­wag was left hanging on to his place among the elite after missing the Lord’s Test with a shoulder injury.

Tendulkar, who needs one more century to become the first batsman to score a 100 international hundreds, dropped down to fourth place.

ICC TEST PLAYER RANKINGS

Batting:

1. (-) Jacques Kallis (RSA)

2. (+2) Jonathan Trott (ENG)

3. (-) Kumar Sangakkara (SRI)

4. (-2) Sachin Tendulkar (IND)

5. (-) Alastair Cook (ENG)

6. (+1) Shivnarine Chanderpaul

7. (-1) Venkatsai Laxman (IND)

8. (+1) Thilan Samaraweera (SRI)

9. (+1) AB de Villiers (RSA)

10. (-2) Virender Sehwag (IND)

Bowling

1. (-) Dale Steyn (RSA)

2. (+1) James Anderson (ENG)

3. (-1) Graeme Swann (ENG)

4. (-) Morne Morkel (RSA)

5. (+1) Zaheer Khan (IND)

6. (-1) Mitchell Johnson (AUS)

7. (+1) Ishant Sharma (IND)

8. (+1) Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)

9. (+2) Chris Tremlett (ENG)

10. (-) Daniel Vettori (NZL)

*movement up or down the rankings in brackets

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