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Bell rises in ICC rankings

2011-08-02 14:11
Ian Bell (Gallo)

London - England's Ian Bell has risen to fifth place in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batting rankings published Tuesday on the back of his brilliant century against India at Trent Bridge.

Bell made 159 as England won the second Test by 319 runs with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-match series.

England paceman Stuart Broad, who in the match took a hat-trick on his Nottinghamshire home ground and made valuable scores with the bat, is now third in the ICC's all-rounder rankings and seventh in the bowler standings.

England's Jonathan Trott has slipped two places in the batting ranks to fourth, a place ahead of Bell.

Meanwhile India's Sachin Tendulkar (up into third), Venkatsai Laxman and the currently sidelined Virender Sehwag all remain in the batting top 10, with Rahul Dravid, who made a first innings century at Trent Bridge, in 11th place.

South Africa's Jacques Kallis is still top of both the batting and all-rounder table while fast-bowling compatriot Dale Steyn leads the bowling standings with England's James Anderson and India's injured Zaheer Khan still second and fifth respectively.

ICC player rankings (rank, change, player, country, points, average, highest rating)

Batting

1 (-) Jacques Kallis RSA 883 57.43 935 v NZL at Centurion 2007

2 (+1) Kumar Sangakkara SRI 838 56.18 938 v ENG at Kandy 2007

3 (+1) Sachin Tendulkar IND 831 56.68 898 v ZIM at Nagpur 2002

4 (-2) Jonathan Trott ENG 792 57.79 856 v SRI at Cardiff 2011

5 (+12) Ian Bell ENG 776 47.58 776 v IND at Trent Bridge 2011

6 (-) Shivnarine Chanderpaul WIS 775 49.04 901 v NZL at Napier 2008

7 (+1) Thilan Samaraweera SRI 766 54.08 766 v ENG at Southampton 2011

8 (+1) AB de Villiers RSA 760 47.41 810 v IND at Centurion 2010

9 (-2) Venkatsai Laxman IND 759 46.98 781 v WIS at Dominica 2011

10 (-) Virender Sehwag IND 751 53.43 866 v SRI at Galle 2010

Bowling

1 (-) Dale Steyn RSA 899 23.21 899 v IND at Cape Town 2011

2 (-) James Anderson ENG 790 30.80 800 v IND at Lord's 2011

3 (+1) Morne Morkel RSA 751 30.23 775 v IND at Centurion 2010

4 (-1) Graeme Swann ENG 749 28.68 858 v PAK at Lord's 2010

5 (-) Zaheer Khan IND 728 31.78 752 v RSA at Durban 2010

6 (-) Mitchell Johnson AUS 727 29.71 825 v ENG at Cardiff 2009

7 (+4) Stuart Broad ENG 685 33.40 697 v RSA at Durban 2009

8 (-1) Ishant Sharma IND 660 33.00 671 v WIS at Dominica 2011

9 (-1) Shakib Al Hasan BAN 648 32.09 650 v IND at Chittagong 2010

10 (-1) Chris Tremlett ENG 632 25.67 638 v IND at Lord's 2011

All-rounders (rank, change, player, country, points, highest rating):

1 (-) Jacques Kallis RSA 451 616 v PAK at Durban 2002

2 (-) Daniel Vettori NZL 364 412 v PAK at Napier 2009

3 (+2) Stuart Broad ENG 347 347 v Ind at Trent Bridge 2011

4 (-1) Shakib Al Hasan BAN 338 361 v ENG at Mirpur 2010

5 (-1) Shane Watson AUS 315 321 v ENG at Perth 2010

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