Oram takes over as top all-rounder in ODIs

October 15th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Dubai, Oct 15 (ANI): New Zealands Jacob Oram has moved to the top of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders after a series-winning performance in Bangladesh.

The 30-year-old from Palmerston North scored 135 runs in the three matches at an average of 67.50 and took four wickets at an equally impressive average of 12.50 and the niggardly economy-rate of just 2.38.

In the process he has gained two places in the latest rankings, overtaking Andrew Flintoff of England and Pakistans Shoaib Malik to register the highest rating of his career to date.

Oram has also managed to gain no fewer than eight places in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers and is back into the top 10 after showing his fellow Black Caps how to do it in Chittagong and Dhaka.

And to cap off an excellent series for him, he also gained eight places in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen, moving up to 33rd position level with Sri Lankas Chamara Silva and just behind team-mate Jamie How, who himself has gained six places in the latest batting rankings.

Ross Taylor has gained three places to 29th position following his match-winning century in the third ODI and he is currently enjoying the highest rating of his career so far. (ANI)

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