Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continued to be the lone Indian batsman in the top-10 despite losing a place to be at seventh spot, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin retained his No. 8 position in the bowlers’ chart in the latest ICC Test rankings issued here on Sunday.
With 777 points to his credit, right-handed batsman Pujara is the only Indian to be figuring in the table, which is headed by South Africa’s Hashim Amla (903) followed by West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul in second place and South Africa’s AB de Villiers in third position.
Meanwhile, Saeed Ajmal and Younis Khan, the stars of Pakistan’s 221 runs victory have gained in the latest rankings. Ashwin has managed to maintain his eighth position but left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha is now out of the top-10 list. South Africa’s Dale Steyn continues to rule the roost and is followed by seamer Vernon Philander.
Teams: 1. South Africa; 2. England; 3. India; 4. Pakistan; 5. Australia; 6. West Indies; 7. Sri Lanka; 8. New Zealand; 9. Bangladesh
Batsmen: 1. H. Amla (SA); 2. S. Chanderpaul (WI); 3. AB de Villiers (SA); 4. K. Sangakkara (SL); 5.M. Clarke (Aus); 6. Y. Khan (Pak); 7. C. Pujara (Ind); 8. J. Kallis (SA); 9. I. Bell (Eng); 10. A. Cook (Eng)
Bowlers: 1. D. Steyn (SA); 2. V. Philander (SA); 3. S.Ajmal (Pak); 4. R. Herath (SL); 5. R. Harris (Aus); 6. P. Siddle (Aus), G. Swann (Eng); 8. R. Ashwin (Ind); 9. J. Anderson (Eng); 10. S. Broad (Eng)
All-rounders: 1. J. Kallis (SA); 2. Shakib (Pak); 3.R. Ashwin (Ind); 4. V. Philander (SA); 5. S. Broad (Eng)