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Tendulkar, Kallis continue to head Test rankings

June 08, 2011 19:23 IST

India's Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa's Jacques Kallis remain jointly atop the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen with 883 points each.

Kallis also retained the No 1 spot in the list of leading all-rounders in Test cricket.

India's Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman held on to sixth and eighth places respectively, while former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara dropped a place to fourth in the current list.

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In the list of bowlers, speedsters Zaheer Khan and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh retained fifth and seventh positions respectively.

Dale Steyn is way ahead at the top with 899 points, with England off-spinner Graeme Swann a distant second.

Meanwhile, the drawn Test against Sri Lanka at the Lord's means England cannot displace South Africa as the No 2 team in Tests, behind India.

The best series result England can now achieve is 2-0, which will put them alongside South Africa on 117 ratings points. However, they will be ranked behind the Proteas when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.