Kumble at the top of Test bowling rankings

Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:India's veteran leg-spinner Anil Kumble has leapfrogged to the top of the world Test bowling after his impressive performance in the recently concluded series at home against Australia.

Kumble, with 199 points, pipped England's Steve Harmison (190) and world's highest wicket-taker Shane Warne (151) of Australia in the Samsung cricket ratings released by ESPN-Star Sports here on Monday.

But none-too-impressive form with the bat meant only one Indian figured in the top ten - opener Virender Sehwag (127) placed at fourth. The top three batting honours belonged to Brian Lara (138), Sanath Jayasuriya (130) and Kumar Sangakkara (129).

In Test team ratings, Australia were leading with 80 points followed by England (69) and South Africa (51). India were sixth with 45 points to their credit.

In ODIs, Andrew Symonds was the top batsman while Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas was the top bowler. Australia were leading the ODI team charts as well with 81 points while India were languishing at the seventh place.

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