Gambhir achieves his highest one-day ranking

June 15th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Harbhajan Singh

Dubai, June 15 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar is the highest ranked Indian batsman in the top-10 and opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has achieved his career-best placing in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings released Sunday. Tendulkar is third with 765 rating points and India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ninth with 734 in the list which is headed by South African captain Graeme Smith (792). Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is second with 770 points.

Gambhir, who finished as the leading scorer of the tri-series in Bangladesh with 209 runs, is the fourth India batsman in the top 20 after Tendulkar, Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, who is 14th.

The biggest jump in the batting list has come from India opener Virender Sehwag, whose 150 runs in the series has helped him rocket 11 places to 38th position.

None of the Indians feature among the top-10 bowlers as banned spinner Harbhajan Singh slipped two places to the 20th spot.

Rankings:

Batsmen:

1.Graeme Smith (South Africa) 792 rating points
2.Ricky Ponting (Australia)770
3.Sachin Tendulkar (India)765
4.Mohammed Yousuf (Pakistan) 757
5.Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) and Matthew Hayden (Australia) 740
7.Mike Hussey (Australia) 736
8.Kevin Pietersen (England) 735
9.Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India) 734
10.Abraham de Villiers (South Africa) 733

Bowlers:
1.Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) 790
2.Nathan Bracken (Australia) 770
3.Shane Bond (New Zealand) 736
4.Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) and Kyle Mills (New Zealand) 683
6.Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) and Andre Nel (South Africa) 682
8.Daren Powell (West Indies) 680
9.Jerome Taylor (West Indies) 678
10.Brett Lee (Australia) 671

All-rounders:

1.Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 358
2.Shoaib Malik (Pakistan) 340
3.Chris Gayle (West Indies) 339
4.Andrew Flintoff (England) 337
5.Jacob Oram (New Zealand) 335

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