Chanderpaul jumps to third on ICC batting table

September 17, 2014 7:36 AM

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul returned to the top three of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen following his performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in St Lucia, which finished on Tuesday.

Chanderpaul scored 84 not out and 101 not out, his 30th career century, to end the series as the second highest run-getter with 270 runs.

As a result he jumped two places and has leapfrogged David Warner of Australia and Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka into third position.

The batting table is headed by Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka, who leads South Africa’s AB de Villiers by 27 ratings points.

Meanwhile West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has gained one more place following his six wickets also in the Bangladesh second Test and is now on a career-high ninth position in the bowlers’ ratings.

Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, who picked up five for 72 in the second innings, has moved up three places to a career-best 21st spot, while Jerome Taylor is the biggest mover in the latest rankings – gaining 12 places to claim 40th position.


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