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Trott, Anderson up to 2nd in Test rankings

Trott has climbed two places, above India's Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara.

July 27, 2011, 8:37 AM IST
Trott, Anderson up to 2nd in Test rankings

London: England's Jonathan Trott and James Anderson have risen to second place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings respectively after their side's 196-run win over India at Lord's.

Trott has climbed two places, above India's Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, to second spot in the batting rankings, after innings of 70 and 22 during the 2000th Test in history, which was also the opening game of a four-match series.

Anderson's seven-wicket haul in the match, including his 11th five-wicket Test return of five for 65 in the second innings, saw him overtake team-mate Graeme Swann in the bowling rankings.

Meanwhile, England fast bowler Chris Tremlett went into ninth place on the back of his four wickets at Lord's.

India still have two bowlers in the top ten, with Zaheer Khan -- who suffered a hamstring injury at Lord's -- and Ishant Sharma lying in fifth and seventh place respectively.

As well as Tendulkar, India have Venkatsai Laxman (seventh) and Virender Sehwag (tenth) 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 after scores of 34 and 12 at Lord's.

The South Africa pair of Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn remained top of the batting and bowling rankings respectively.

ICC Test player rankings (rank, change, player, team, rating points, average, highest rating):

Batting

1 (-) Jacques Kallis (RSA) 883 57.43 935 v NZL at Centurion 2007

2 (+2) Jonathan Trott (ENG) 840 61.21 856 v SRI at Cardiff 2011

3 (-) Kumar Sangakkara (SRI) 838 56.18 938 v ENG at Kandy 2007

4 (-2) Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 832 56.68 898 v ZIM at Nagpur 2002

5 (-) Alastair Cook (ENG) 783 48.53 826 v SRI at Lord's 2011

6 (+1) Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WIS) 775 49.04 901 v NZL at Napier 2008

7 (-1) Venkatsai Laxman (IND) 771 47.19 781 v WIS at Dominica 2011

8 (+1) Thilan Samaraweera (SRI) 766 54.08 766 v ENG at The Rose Bowl

9 (+1) AB de Villiers (RSA) 760 47.41 810 v IND at Centurion 2010

10 (-2) Virender Sehwag (IND) 759 53.43 866 v SRI at Galle 2010

Bowling

1 (-) Dale Steyn (RSA) 899 23.21 899 v IND at Cape Town 2011

2 (+1) James Anderson (ENG) 800 30.74 800 v IND at Lord's 2011

3 (-1) Graeme Swann (ENG) 780 28.13 858 v PAK at Lord's 2010

4 (-) Morne Morkel (RSA) 751 30.23 775 v IND at Centurion 2010

5 (+1) Zaheer Khan (IND) 735 31.78 752 v RSA at Durban 2010

6 (-1) Mitchell Johnson (AUS) 727 29.71 825 v ENG at Cardiff 2009

7 (+1) Ishant Sharma (IND) 665 32.72 671 v WIS at Dominica 2011

8 (+1) Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 648 32.09 650 v IND at Chittagong 2010

9 (+2) Chris Tremlett (ENG) 638 25.67 638 v IND at Lord's 2011

10 (-) Daniel Vettori (NZL) 623 33.98 681 v AUS at Auckland 2000

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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