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Brian Lara Number 1 Test Player
26 Apr 2005
By: James Nixon

Brian Lara has returned to the top of the international test rankings following his good knocks in the current test series against South Africa.

Lara has moved four points clear of Jacques Kallis to lead with 886 points.

While Andre Nel has forced his way to 8th in the bowling rankings which in turn means Danish Kaneria drops out of the top ten into eleven place.

The rankings are as follows:

Batting Rankings

  1. Brian Lara
  2. Jacques Kallis
  3. Rahul Dravid
  4. Ricky Ponting
  5. Virender Sehwag
  6. Damien Martyn
  7. Adam Gilchrist
  8. Inzamam-Ul-Haq
  9. Younis Khan
  10. Andrew Strauss

Bowling Rankings

  1. Glenn McGrath
  2. Muttiah Muralitharan
  3. Shaun Pollock
  4. Makhaya Ntini
  5. Shoaib Akhtar
  6. Shane Warne
  7. Anil Kumble
  8. Andre Nel
  9. Jason Gillespie
  10. Stephen Harmison

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