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12-08-2010, 02:39 AM #1
Anderson rises to third, Ponting slips to 25th in ICC rankingsEngland's James Anderson has displaced India's Zaheer Khan to claim third place in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers.
The 28-year-old claimed six wickets in Adelaide and sits behind fellow England bowler Graeme Swann (second) while the table is headed by South Africa's Dale Steyn ]. It is Anderson's highest ranking to date.
Swann's five-wicket haul in the second innings of the Adelaide Test has moved him to within 14 ratings points of Steyn, edging him closer to the top spot. A good performance in the Perth and Melbourne Tests could see Swann end the year in the number one position.
Meanwhile in the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen, Australia captain Ricky Ponting has slipped out of the top 20 for the first time since 2001. The Tasmanian has dropped 12 places to occupy 25th, his lowest ranking for nearly a decade.
Jonathan Trott has continued his rise up the batting rankings and is now occupying sixth place after scoring 78 in Adelaide during the second Ashes Test. The 29-year-old is the highest-ranked England batsman with the next closest being England vice-captain Alastair Cook who has climbed nine places to sit in 13th place....being a human...