Chanderpaul drops to number three

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC-West Indies middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has lost his second position in the ICC rankings for test batsmen, according to the latest figures released on Tuesday.

Chanderpaul has been knocked from the number two spot by Australian batsman Michael Clarke who has jumped three places to secure the second spot following his 187 at Old Trafford against England.

Chanderpaul now holds the number three position.

Clarke, who had earlier topped the rankings during the 2009 Ashes, is now just 20 ratings points behind South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, whom he can overtake with another strong performance in the fourth Test in Chester-le-Street.

South Africa’s Dale Steyn continues to head the bowlers’ table with teammate Vernon Philander in second place, and Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath in third position.

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