Chanderpaul back as number one
West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained the number one ranking for Test batsmen after nearly three years.
The 37-year-old moved back to the summit after a string of impressive displays in the recent home Test series with Australia. Chanderpaul was the leading run scorer in the series, hitting 365 runs at an average of 86.50 and also passing the 10,000-run career mark. He now moves ahead of South African duo of Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers into the number spot, which he last occupied in May 2009. The left-hander hit two half-centuries in the final test in Dominica last week, but couldn't prevent a defeat that sealed a 2-0 victory for the tourists. The win for Michael Clarke's men now lifts them above India into third place in the Test rankings, behind South Africa and England, who meet this summer.