Chanderpaul makes comeback

Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

West Indies middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is steadily continuing to make his way back to the top of world cricket.

Thee 37-year-old left-hander recently jumped another three spots to move to fifth in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings.

His rise comes on the heels of his unbeaten l03 in the opening Test against Australia recently at Kensington Oval, Barbados.

It was his 25th Test century, surpassing legendary Sir Vivian Richards (24) and moving within one of the incomparable Sir Vivian Richards.

Chanderpaul is now also just 188 runs away from becoming the second West Indies batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs, behind the outstanding Brian Lara who finished his career with 11,953 runs.

In the bowling rankings, captain and medium pacer Darren Sammy has jumped four places to 22nd, to become the highest ranked West Indies bowler after taking three wickets in consistent spells in the last Test.

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn leads an unchanged top five.

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