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Gambhir, Bhajji in top-10 of ICC Test rankings

May 04, 2009 17:18 IST

Opener Gautam Gambhir is the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth while Harbhajan Singh is the top Indian bowler at sixth in the latest ICC Test Rankings issued on Monday.

India is third in the Test Championship table just two points behind South Africa. 

Sachin Tendulkar (14th), VVS Laxman (16th) and Virender Sehwag (20th) are the other Indian batsmen inside the top-20. 

Meanwhile, England, currently placed sixth on the table, will immediately move up one spot if it wins both the matches of its upcoming two-Test series against West Indies. 

Victories at Lord's and again at Durham would earn England three ratings points giving it a total of 101, a single point ahead of Pakistan. A 1-0 series win would leave it on 100 ratings point but behind Younus Khan's team by a fraction.

However, a 2-0 win for the West Indies would leave just one ratings point separating the two with England dropping three points to 95 and the men from the Caribbean gaining five points to 94.

England's highest-ranked batsman is Kevin Pietersen in sixth position. The highest-ranked batsman from either side is Shivnarine Chanderpaul who occupies the top spot. 

The series starts May 6.

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