Tendulkar, Zaheer Placed at 12th Spot in ICC Test Rankings09-Aug-2012 02:26:00 GMT
Dubai: Veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan are both occupying 12th spot to be the highest-placed Indian cricketers in the latest ICC Test batsmen and bowlers rankings list.
While Tendulkar is the only Indian in the top-20 of the batting list, Zaheer has company in the form of spinner Pragyan Ojha, who held on to his 20th spot, in the bowling chart.
Meanwhile, England's Kevin Pietersen has returned to the top 10 after smashing a century against South Africa in the second Test that ended in a draw at Leeds on Monday.
Pietersen's knock of 149 in England's first innings score of 425 not only earned him the man-of-the-match award but also provided him with a leap of seven places, which has put him in 10th position.
The latest rankings were released today after the conclusion of the Leeds Test and also incorporate performances from the Jamaica Test, which was won by the West Indies against New Zealand by five wickets on Sunday to seal a series win of 2-0.
In the bowlers' table, South African fast bowler Vernon Philander has achieved a career-best ranking of third, as well as career-best rating after match figures of three for 98.