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Lara displaces Kallis as numero uno

Published: Thursday, June 2, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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London:Champion West Indies batsman Brian Lara has displaced South African Jacques Kallis as the number the number one batsman in the world.

West Indies skipper Shivnarine Chanderpaul als broke into the top ten in the LG International Cricket Council (ICC) world rankings after an impressive performance in the Kensington Oval Test against Pakistan.

India's Rahul Dravid occupies the third spot, followed by Australian Ricky Ponting and Virender Sehwag, of India.

Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath topped the bowling rankings spot ahead of Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. South Africa's Shaun Pollock is placed while South African Makhaya Ntini moved up one place to be placed ourth.

WORLD RANKINGS:

Batting:

1 Brian Lara (WI)2 Jacques Kallis (SA)3 Rahul Dravid (IND)4 Ricky Ponting (AUS)5 Virender Sehwag (IND)6 Damien Martyn (AUS)7 Adam Gilchrist (AUS)8 Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)9 Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)10 Graeme Smith (SA)23rd Chris Gayle (WI)

Bowling:

1 Glenn McGrath (AUS)2 Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)3 Shaun Pollock (SA)4 Makhaya Ntini (SA)5 Shoaib Akhtar (PAK)6 Shane Warne (AUS)7 Anil Kumble (IND)8 Andre Nel (SA)9 Jason Gillespie (AUS)10 Matthew Hoggard (ENG)20th Pedro Collins (WI)

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