ICC Test rankings May 29, 2006

Pietersen moves up to tenth place

Cricinfo staff

Kevin Pietersen's superb 142 in the second Test against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston has lifted him to a career-best tenth spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen. Pietersen had moved into the top 20 only a couple of weeks back after his 158 in the first Test at Lord's. England now have three batsmen in the top 20 - Marcus Trescothick is in 11th place - down one slot - while Andrew Strauss is in 15th.

Among the bowlers, Matthew Hoggard and Andrew Flintoff remain in fifth and sixth positions, though Hoggard's tally of 795 points is his highest ever.

It was a forgettable match for Sri Lanka, though Muttiah Muralitharan further strengthened his position at the top of the bowlers' list with a match haul of 10 for 115. Kumar Sangakkara slipped two places to No.13 while Mahela Jayawardene dropped five slots to No.18 after disappointing performances with the bat. Michael Vandort's hundred helped him break into the top 100 - he moved up 47 places to 78th.

ICC ratings for batsmen
Rank Batsman Points
1 Ricky Ponting 931
2 Rahul Dravid 842
3 Jacques Kallis 832
4 Inzamam-ul-Haq 831
5 Matthew Hayden 808
6 Brian Lara 800
7 Younis Khan 796
8 Mohammad Yousuf 780
8 Michael Hussey 780
10 Kevin Pietersen 766

ICC ratings for bowlers
Rank Bowler Points
1 Muttiah Muralitharan 884
2 Makhaya Ntini 841
3 Shane Warne 813
4 Glenn McGrath 811
5 Matthew Hoggard 795
6 Andrew Flintoff 758
7 Shoaib Akhtar 751
8 Anil Kumble 731
9 Shane Bond 720
10 Chaminda Vaas 716

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