Dravid breaks into top-10 of ICC rankings

Dubai : Indian batting great Rahul Dravid moved four places to eighth in latest International Cricket Council ICC rankings for Test batsmen released on Friday while teammate VVS Laxman gained five places to 13th spot following their centuries in second Test against West Indies that ended in Kolkata on Thursday.

Dravid scored 119 and Laxman hit 176 as home team cruised to an innings victory over West Indies. Another stalwart of world cricket, West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul (37), slipped in other direction following his side’s defeat losing four places to settle for 10th. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara retained the top spot.

Pragyan Ojha is main mover in bowlers’ rankings as left-arm slow bowler gained six places to 26th position, highest ranking of his career to date. He took six wickets in second Test. South Africa’s Dale Steyn continues to be top-ranked bowler.

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