Harbhajan breaks into top 20 in ICC ODI bowlers’ chart

February 16th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Harbhajan Singh

Dubai, Feb 16 (IANS) Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh climbed five places to enter top 20 while pacer Ishant Sharma climbed up 96 places to be placed 154th in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day Internationals (ODI) bowlers rankings. Harbhajan, the only Indian in top 20, is 18th with 618 rating points while the Delhi’s Ishant, 19, who has made significant impact on his first tour to Australia. He has claimed six wickets in four matches in the ongoing Commonwealth Bank Triangular Series.

Among batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar (754 points) has climbed two places to the seventh position and he is only 21 points behind second-placed Adam Gilchrist (733). Australia captain Ricky Ponting heads the list with 804 points.

ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and left-hander Yuvraj Singh have lost ground and dropped to 13th and 19th positions respectively, while Gautam Gambhir has improved his position by two places and is currently at the 35th spot.

Australia is leading the race in the team rankings with 130 points, followed by South Africa (127), New Zealand (113) and India (110).

Rankings:

Batsmen:

1. Ricky Ponting (Aus, 804 points)
2. Adam Gilchrist (Aus, 754)
3. Graeme Smith (SA, 753)
4. Mohd Yousuf (Pak, 752)
5. Andrew Symonds (Aus, 744)
6. Matthew Hayden (Aus, 734)
7. Sachin Tendulkar (Ind, 733)
8. Michael Hussey (Aus, 732)
9. Herschelle Gibbs (SA, 731)
10. Kevin Pietersen (Eng, 731)

Bowlers:

1. Daniel Vettori (NZ, 780 points)
2. Shane Bond (NZ, 744)
3. Nathan Bracken (Aus, 743)
4. Chaminda Vaas (SL, 702)
5. Muttiah Muralidaran (SL, 684)
6. Brett Lee (Aus, 684)
7. Daren Powell (WI, 673)
8. Kyle Mills (NZ, 664)
9. Jerome Taylor (WI, 660)
10. Brad Hogg (Aus, 658)

All-rounders:

1. Jacob Oram (NZ, 353 points)
2. Shoaib Malik (Pak, 347)
3. Jacques Kallis (SA, 344)
4. Andrew Flintoff (Eng, 344)
5. Sanath Jayasuriya (SL, 340)

Team:

1. Australia (130 points)
2. South Africa (127)
3. New Zealand (113)
4. India (110)
5. Pakistan (109)
6. Sri Lanka (108)
7. England (106)
8. West Indies (96)
9. Bangladesh (47)
10. Ireland (28)

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