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Bravo leaps 14 places in rankings

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Bravo leaps 14 places in rankings

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DUBAI – Gifted West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has moved up 14 places in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen following the third and final Test against India in Mumbai.
The 22-year-old Trinidad and Tobago left-hander now sits just outside the Top 20 in 21st position, thanks to his knocks of 166 and 48 in the match, which ended in a thrilling draw on Saturday.
Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who did not play in the Mumbai Test because of injury, remains the highest ranked West Indian at No. 10, jointly with another left-hander, Graeme Smith, the South African captain.
India spinner Pragyan Ojha has broken into the top 15 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers for the first time in his career following a high-quality performance in the same Test.
The slow left-armer, who took seven wickets in the match, including six for 47 in the second innings, rose 11 places to 15th, just ahead of Australia’s Peter Siddle.
Meanwhile, India have closed the gap on England at the top of the Reliance ICC Test Championship table to seven points after the series win over the West Indies. India, who are ranked six places above the men from the Caribbean, gained one ratings point for the 2-0 series win and moved up to 118 points, with England on 125.
West Indies remain on 88 points despite the defeat. (CMC)