Michael Clarke regains No 1 ranking

Last updated 13:02 27/11/2012
Michael Clarke
Getty Images
BRADMAN-ESQUE: Michael Clarke on his way to his fourth score of more than 200 in 2012.

Relevant offers

Cricket

Improved Horowhenua-Kapiti batting display goes unrewarded in Furlong Cup Auckland girls shine with unbeaten record at Cricket Express Nationals Big Bash Broadcasts: Why televised cricket has become a little stale Kiwi bowler Amy Satterthwaite claims WBBL hat-trick to lift Hobart to victory Brendon McCullum suspension 'a shame' for Big Bash League fans Bangladesh brush off bouncer bombardment as they fall to Black Caps Black Caps leave mental scars on stunned Bangladesh Another record tumbles for Black Caps as cool captain Kane Williamson guides home Bangladesh test victory Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim suffers concussion after being felled by bouncer in distressing scenes at Basin Recap: Black Caps v Bangladesh - first test, day five

Michael Clarke has regained his ranking as the No 1 test batsman in the world after his record-breaking performance in the second test against South Africa in Adelaide.

The Australian captain has returned to the top of the official ICC rankings on the back of his first innings 230 in the exciting draw.

It was Clarke's fourth double hundred of the year, the first time the feat has been achieved.

The 31-year-old Clarke moved past Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and South African pair Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis to move into the top spot.

It is the third time in his career Clarke has been rated as the best batsman in test cricket.

He first claimed the top spot in August 2009 and again earlier this year.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content