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Clarke claims top spot

Calcutta: Australia captain Michael Clarke has reclaimed the top spot in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen that was released on Tuesday after the completion of the Hobart and Nagpur Tests.

England’s captain Alastair Cook, who was a strong contender for the top spot, has remained in fourth position after losing 38 ratings points following his double failure in the Nagpur Test that ended in a draw.

On the Indian front, Sachin Tendulkar slipped out of the list of top-20 after his awful run in the just-concluded four-match series against England.

Rankings

Batsmen: 1. M. Clarke; 2. S. Chanderpaul; 3. H. Amla; 4. A. Cook; 5. K. Sangakkara; 6. J. Kallis; 7. AB de Villiers; 8. R. Taylor; 9. M. Hussey; 10. Y. Khan

Bowlers: 1. D. Steyn; 2. V. Philander; 3. S. Ajmal; 4. R. Herath; 5. P. Siddle; 6. J. Anderson; 7. G. Swann; 8. M. Morkel; 9. P. Ojha; 10. B. Hilfenhaus.