Chanderpaul knocked from no.1 spot in ICC rankings
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the number-one batting spot from Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the ICC PlayerR for test batsmen after another big century against Pakistan in the second test that ended in a draw in Colombo.
Sangakkara, who entered the test trailing Chanderpaul by six ratings points, earned 42 ratings points for his magnificent 192 that has put him 36 points clear of the West Indian and just eight points short of once again returning to the 900 point mark.
Sangakkara's career-best 938 ratings points, which he achieved against england in kandy in 2007, has already put him alongside Sir Garry Sobers in sixth position on the ICC Best Ever Test Championship rating list.
The 34-year-old from Matale, who scored 199 and one in the Galle test last week, has already collected 113 ratings points in two tests and the form he is enjoying indicates that this tally will only rise.
Darren bravo at 25 and Marlon Samuels 34 are the next best ranked West Indian batsmen.
On the bowling side Kemar Roach 16 and Darren Sammy 25 are the best ranked bowlers.
That list is being led by South Africa’s Dale Steyn.