Career best ICC ranking for Yuvraj Singh

July 6th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Gautam Gambhir Dubai, July 6 (IANS) India’s Yuvraj Singh achieved a career-best second position in the Reliance Mobile International Cricket Council’s rankings for ODI batsmen released Monday.
Yuvraj jumped two places following his good performance against the West Indies that included a century at Kingston.

He is now behind captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has consolidated his number one position after his good showing in the Caribbean. The wicketkeeper-batsman made 41, 95 and 46 not out to walk away with the player of the series award.

Dhoni now leads Yuvraj by a comfortable 44-point margin. Chanderpaul and Gayle have dropped one place each despite a decent series with the bat. Chanderpaul is now in third place after totaling 96 runs in the series while Gayle is fourth.

India opener Gautam Gambhir slipped four places to 20th spot.

In the ODI Championship rankings, India has retained their third place but has dropped a full rating point behind Australia.

Rank Team

1 South Africa

2 Australia

3 India

4 New Zealand

5 Pakistan

6 England

7 Sri Lanka

8 West Indies

9 Bangladesh

10 Zimbabwe

11 Ireland

12 Kenya

Player rankings

1 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind)

2 Yuvraj Singh (Ind)

3 S.Chanderpaul (WI)

4 Chris Gayle (WI)

5 Mike Hussey (Aus)

6 AB de Villiers (SA)

7 Virender Sehwag (Ind)

8 Graeme Smith (SA)

9 Herschelle Gibbs (SA)

10 Jacques Kallis (SA)

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