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Pujara, Ojha earn career-best ICC Test rankings

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Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 14:57 [IST]
 
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Dubai, Nov 20: Cheteshwar Pujara, Pragyan Ojha earned their career-best Test rankings after their impressive performance in the first Test against England, to be placed 24th and 5th in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen and bowlers respectively.

Pujara placed 24nd in ICC Test rankings

India's Cheteshwar Pujara, after scoring an unbeaten 206 and 41 in the first Test against England, jumped 35 places to achieve his career-best ranking, 24 in ICC Test rankings for batsmen.

Pragyan Ojha records career-best Test ranking

Ojha's 9/165 in the first Test against England helped him achieve his career-best ranking as he is placed 5th in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers.

Alastair Cook placed 7th in ICC Test rankings

England skipper Alastair Cook's magnificent 176 helps him return to top 10 of the ICC Test rankings for batsmen that was announced on Monday.

India's Virender Sehwag gained a place in the ICC Test rankings, after scoring his first century in the last two years against England at Ahmedabad.

Sachin Tendulkar, 17th in ICC Test rankings

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar continues to be in the 17th place in ICC Test rankings for batsmen after scoring just 13 runs in the first innings of the first Test against England at Ahmedabad.

Having defeated England by 9 wickets in the first Test, India's top performers Cheteshwar Pujara and Pragyan Ojha gave the country another reason to smile, as Ojha broke into the top five for the first time in his career after jumping nine places in the bowlers' rankings.

Pragyan Ojha registered a 9-wicket haul against England in the first Test including a five-wicket-haul in the first innings

While Virender Sehwag is placed 22nd in the rankings, Cheteshwar Pujara jumped 35 places to earn his career-best Test ranking, having registered a double ton in the first innings and an unbeaten 41 in the second innings against England.

England's Alastair Cook, who scored 176 in the second innings to help the team reach 406, with a lead of 76, also returned to the top 10 list of batsmen, while his teammate Matt Prior became the fifth English player to be placed in top 20, after recording a career-best ranking of 18.

Sehwag on the other hand, placed at 23, gained one place to achieve 22nd spot in ICC Test rankings for batsmen, after scoring his first Test century against England in the last two years.

While Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara continues to rule at No 1 in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen with 880 rating points, South Africa's Hashim Amla (876) and Jacques Kallis (859) are placed second and third in the rankings.

South Africa's Dale Steyn continues to dominate the ICC Test rankings for bowlers with 859 rating points, as his teammate Vernon Philander (840) and Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal (832) are placed second and third in the rankings.

Jacques Kallis, South Africa tops the list of all-rounders, as he is placed at No 1, while Bangladesh's Shakib al Hasan and Australia's Shane Watson are placed second and third in the ICC Test rankings for all-rounders, according to the ratings announced on Monday.

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