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Dravid enters top 10, Sachin, Laxman slip

Almost all the top Indian batsmen apart from Rahul Dravid slipped in the latest ICC Test rankings.

Press Trust Of India |August 23, 2011, 7:15 PM IST
 Dravid enters top 10, Sachin, Laxman slip

Dubai: Almost all the top Indian batsmen apart from Rahul Dravid slipped in the latestICC Test Rankings for batsman released on Tuesday.

The shoddy performance of their batsmen in the just concluded Test series affected their individual rankings with Sachin Tendulkar dropping a spot to fifth place.

However Dravid at the back of his three centuries and 461 runs ensured a leap of four places to make it to the top-10.

The Bangalorean is now 10th in the list of Test batsmen which has Jacques Kallis firmly entrenched at the top of the ranking table.

Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen's star acts during the series helped them to gain four and five places respectively.

While Bell is now third in the list after Kallis and Kumar Sangakkara, KP has also broken into the Top-10 and is now in seventh place.

India's VVS Laxman who has had a horrible series lost five places to be at 17th while Virender Sehwag also dropped a couple notches to be at 19th. Gautam Gambhir who was 30th in the earlier table is now 31st.

In the bowling department Zaheer Khan remained seventh despite bowling only 13.3 overs in the series. Off-spinner Graeme Swann is now in the top three with a leap of two places while Dale Steyn and James Anderson remained No 1 and 2 respectively.

While Stuart Broad maintained his fifth position, Tim Bresnan with his brilliant show is now 11th having gained five places. India's Harbhajan Singh and Ishant Sharma dropped a place each to be 12th and 13th in the list respectively.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 India 8411 263
4 Australia 5471 261
5 South Africa 4407 259
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