Chanderpaul is number one Test batsman
West Indies batting star Shivnarine Chanderpaul is now the Number One batsman in the International Cricket Council Test Match Players Rankings.
The 33-year-old left-hander has displaced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara as leading batsman in the latest rankings, which were release on Monday. Chanderpaul now has 890 points compared to Sangakkara’s 882 points.
This is Chanderpaul’s first time at the top of the batting rankings after 112 Test matches, which have so far brought him 8001 runs at an average of 49.08. He has made 19 centuries, with a best score of 203.
In the West Indies last series against Australia, Chanderpaul was named Player-of-the-Series, making scored 442 runs from six innings, including two centuries and three half-centuries.
On the bowling end, pacer Jerome Taylor remains at Number 12 and Corey Collymore at Number 13 are the two West Indians in the list of top 20 bowlers. Exciting all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is ranked as the third best all-rounder, behind South Africa’s Jaques Kallis, and New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori.