Chanderpaul still at #3
Veteran West Indies middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to hold steady to the number three position among batsmen in world cricket, according to the latest Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings, released yesterday.
Chanderpaul has 879 ratings points, and trails Australia's Michael Clarke and leader Hashim Amla of South Africa.
Clarke, who was recently dislodged from the number one spot, has dropped three ratings points and now trails number-one ranked Amla by 13 ratings points.
The biggest gains have been made by Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who have achieved their career-best rankings in batting and bowling, respectively.
Pujara, named player of the match for his double century in the second Test against Australia, has jumped 12 places to a career-best 11th position, while Ashwin, who had match figures of six for 104, is now at a best-ever eighth spot, having jumped three positions.
In the ICC team rankings, West Indies are number seven, while South Africa have already sealed their position as the number-one ranked Test side at the April 1 cut-off date.