Dubai, Jun 9: There is no shunting the master-classmen from their numero uno status. India's Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa's Jacques Kallis remained jointly on top of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen. Both Tendulkar and Kallis have notched up 883 points each.
Kallis also remained at the pinnacle in the list of leading all-rounders in Test cricket.
India's Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman held on to their sixth and eighth place respectively, while former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara dropped one place to be at fourth in the current list released by the ICC.
In the list of bowlers, speedsters Zaheer Khan and off-break Harbhajan Singh maintained their fifth and seventh position respectively. Dale Steyn is way ahead on top with 899 points with England off-spinner Graeme Swann being a distant second.
Meanwhile, the drawn Test against Sri Lanka at the Lord's means England will now not be able to displace South Africa as the No 2 team in Test matches behind India.
The best series result England can now achieve is 2-0 which will put them alongside South Africa on 117 ratings points but it will be ranked behind the Proteas when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.