Dubai: Indian bowlers’ fantastic performance in the just concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy is reflected in their improved ICC rankings with off-spinner Harbhajan Singh rising to a five-year high of seventh and pacer Ishant Sharma breaking into the top-30 for the first time.

Both Harbhajan and Ishant claimed 15 wickets apiece in the series.

The 28-year-old Harbhajan took seven wickets in the fourth Test against Australia at Nagpur and as a result, has moved past Chaminda Vaas and Shoaib Akhtar.

Ishant is up six places to 30th position after taking another four wickets in the Nagpur Test.

The bowling rankings continue to be headed by Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan.

In the batting list, Sachin Tendulkar gained three places and is 16th . Virender Sehwag has moved up two places to 11th spot . West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul is still at the top of the batting list. — PTI

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