Irfan is fifth in ICC Test all-rounder rankings

Published: Friday, April 21, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Dubai:Indian pace bowler Irfan Pathan has found a place among the worlds top all-rounders in Test, as he is in test fifth place in the LG ICC Test all-rounder rankings. Team India captain, Rahul Dravid enjoys third place in the top batsmen table while spin man, Anil Kumble manages to find tenth place in the bowling rankings. India is the third team in the words ten best Test teams as Australia still holds the top position.

Kallis tops in the all-rounder rankings and he also remains in second place in the batting rankings behind Australia captain Ricky Ponting. South African skipper Graeme Smith is 22nd, Herschelle Gibbs is joint 24th with India's VVS Laxman and New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming. AB de Villiers, whose second innings 97 did so much to help South Africa win the Test, is up eight spots to the 28th position.

Kiwi pacer Shane Bond is in ninth place and has been joined in the top 20 as James Franklin, up nine spots to 19th although Daniel Vettori has dropped out of the elite group, slipping two places to 21st position.

Vettori's consolation is his rise in the Rankings for Test all-rounders. The left-hander has moved up two places to third in the table, behind South Africas Jacques Kallis and Andrew Flintoff of England.

De Villiers is one place higher than the Black Caps' Jacob Oram, who marked his comeback to Test cricket with a first innings century. That effort has seen him re-enter the batting list in the 29th position, just short of his best-ever tally of rating points.

New Zealand's highest-ranked player in the Rankings for Test batsmen is Fleming while Brendon McCullum has moved up five places to 41st and, like Oram, has his best-ever haul of rating points.

LG ICC Test Championship Rank/Team Rating 1. Australia 131 2. England 113 3. India 111 4. Pakistan 109 5. New Zealand 101 6. South Africa 98 7. Sri Lanka 95 8. West Indies 72 9. Zimbabwe 27 10. Bangladesh 3

LG ICC Test Rankings (Top 10 Batsmen) 1. Ricky Ponting (Aus) 931, 2. Jacques Kallis (SA) 867, 3. Rahul Dravid (Ind) 842, 4. Inzamam-ul Haq (Pak) 831, 5. Matthew Hayden (Aus) 808, 6. Brian Lara (WI) 800, 7. Younis Khan (Pak) 796, 8, Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 780, 8. Mike Hussey (Aus) 780, 10. Marcus Trescothick (Eng) 745

LG ICC Test Rankings (Top 10 Bowlers) 1. Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) 864, 2. Makhaya Ntini (SA) 847, 3. Shane Warne (Aus) 813, 4. Glenn McGrath (Aus) 811, 5. Matthew Hoggard (Eng) 780, 6. Andrew Flintoff (Eng) 777, 7. Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 751, 8. Chaminda Vaas (SL) 745, 9. Shane Bond (NZ) 735, 10. Anil Kumble (Ind) 731 LG ICC Test Rankings (Top five all-rounders) 1. Jacques Kallis (SA) 503, 2. Andrew Flintoff (Eng) 495, 3. Daniel Vettori (NZ) 299, 4. Irfan Pathan (Ind) 295, 5. Shaun Pollock (SA) 291

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