Tendulkar, Kallis share top spot in Test rankings

Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis remained jointly on top rankings in Tests Getty Images

Dubai: Jun 8, 2011

India’s Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis remained jointly on top Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen. Both Tendulkar and Kallis have garnered 883 points each.

Kallis also maintained his top spot in the list of leading all-rounders in Test cricket.

India’s Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman also held on to their sixth and eighth place respectively. 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-spinner 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 not now 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.