Dhoni maintains top spot in ODI rankings

December 29th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Dec 29 (IANS) India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has maintained his top position in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) one-day rankings with Michael Hussey of Australia and South Africa’s Graeme Smith close on his heels.Dhoni, who regained the numero uno position from Smith in August, has 779 points and is just three points ahead of Hussey who has 776 points while Smith has 760 points.

Yuvraj Singh (744) is the only other Indian batsmen in the top 10 at sixth position.

In the ICC player rankings for ODI bowlers, Australian Nathan Bracken (775) is perched at the top followed by New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori (733)and Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Murlitharan (717). No Indian bowler figures among top 10, even though Zaheer Khan(660) is at the 11th position, two points behind England’s Andrew Flintoff (662) who is at 10th.

New Zealand’s Jacob Oram (383) is at the front among the all-rounders in one-dayers followed by Flintoff (366), with West Indian Chris Gayle and Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik tied (342) at the third place.

Australia is still the best one-day team, followed by South Africa and India.

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