Cricket - Cook back into top 10 in rankings

England captain Alastair Cook has returned to the top 10 in the latest ICC Test Rankings.

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CRICKET, Cheteshwar Pujara, India, 2012 (Reuters)

India defeated England by nine wickets in Ahmedabad with Cheteshwar Pujara picking up the man of the match award. He has rocketed 35 places to 24th position after scoring an unbeaten 206.

But Cook, who scored a gutsy 176 in his side’s second innings, rises four places to seventh and Matt Prior has become the fifth England batsman inside the top 20 after achieving a career-best ranking of 18th.

India’s left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who recorded match figures of 77.2-24-165-9, has broken into the top five for the first time in his career after jumping nine places in the bowler rankings.

Test Player Rankings:

Batsmen

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating

1 ( - ) K.Sangakkara SL 880 56.44 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007

2 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 876 50.37 876 v Aus at Brisbane 2012

3 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 859 57.30 935 v NZ at Centurion 2007

4 ( - ) Michael Clarke Aus 857 50.84 857 v SA at Brisbane 2012

5 ( - ) S.Chanderpaul WI 856 50.94 901 v NZ at Napier 2008

6 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 810 49.02 821 v Eng at The Oval 2012

7 (+4) Alastair Cook Eng 787 48.71 836 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

8 (-1) Younus Khan Pak 761 51.69 880 v SL at Lahore 2009

9 (-1) Azhar Ali Pak 753 45.27 753 v SL at Pallekele 2012

10 ( - ) Graeme Smith SA 741 49.39 843 v Eng at Johannesburg 2010

11 (+2) Mike Hussey Aus 725 50.50 921 v WI at Kingston 2008

12 (+2) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 720 45.68 771 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012

13= (+6) M.Jayawardene SL 715 50.62 883 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2009

13= (-4) Kevin Pietersen Eng 715 48.93 909 v WI at Headingley 2007

15 (-1) T.Samaraweera SL 708 50.96 775 v SA at Cape Town 2012

16 (-4) Ross Taylor NZ 701 41.80 775 v Pak at Wellington 2009

17 ( - ) Sachin Tendulkar Ind 700 54.93 898 v Zim at Nagpur 2002

18 (+3) Matt Prior Eng 698 43.33 698 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2012

19 (-3) Jonathan Trott Eng 682 48.96 856 v SL at Cardiff 2011

20 (-2) Ian Bell Eng 676 46.24 822 v Ind at The Oval 2011

Bowlers

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge HS Rating

1 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 859 23.86 902 v SL at Centurion 2011

2 ( - ) Vernon Philander SA 840 17.60 852 v Eng at Lord's 2012

3 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 832 27.09 836 v SL at Galle 2012

4 ( - ) Rangana Herath SL 828 30.26 828 v NZ at Galle 2012

5 (+9) Pragyan Ojha Ind 764 30.38 764 v Eng at Ahmedabad 2012

6= (-1) James Anderson Eng 741 30.59 813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011

6= ( - ) Ben Hilfenhaus Aus 741 28.48 757 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2012

8 (-1) Peter Siddle Aus 734 29.76 768 v Ind at Adelaide 2012

9 ( - ) Morne Morkel SA 721 30.59 776 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

10 ( - ) Kemar Roach WI 705 27.69 712 v NZ at Kingston 2012

11 ( - ) Abdur Rehman Pak 704 28.40 739 v Eng at Dubai 2012

12 ( - ) Graeme Swann Eng 699 29.65 858 v Pak at Lord's 2010

13 (-5) Stuart Broad Eng 694 31.58 783 v WI at Lord's 2012

14 (+1) Zaheer Khan Ind 665 32.02 752 v SA at Durban 2010

15 (-2) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 646 32.32 680 v WI at Mirpur 2011

16 ( - ) Steven Finn Eng 615 28.15 621 v SA at Lord's 2012

17 ( - ) Chris Martin NZ 610 33.97 669 v SA at Hamilton 2012

18 ( - ) R.Ashwin Ind 595 28.22 595 v Eng at Ahmedabad 2012

19 ( - ) Umar Gul Pak 584 33.66 642 v Eng at Dubai 2012

20 ( - ) Ryan Harris Aus 581 23.63 614 v WI at Bridgetown 2012

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating

1 (+1) Jacques Kallis SA 403 616 v Pak at Durban 2002

2 (-1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 383 404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

3 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 327 394 v SA at Johannesburg 2011

4 (+1) Daniel Vettori NZ 302 412 v Pak at Napier 2009

5 (-1) Stuart Broad Eng 296 382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012

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