Jayasuriya moves up two places in allrounders' list July 27, 2007

Malinga breaks into top ten in ICC ODI rankings

Cricinfo staff

Lasith Malinga joins team-mates Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan in the ODI top ten bowlers' list © Getty Images
Lasith Malinga has moved into the top ten bowlers in the ICC ODI rankings following his four wickets in the two ODIs he played in the series against Bangladesh.

Malinga has moved up four places to ninth place on the rankings, replacing Abdur Razzak of Bangladesh, who has dropped three places to 12th. Razzak continues to be the top-ranked bowler for Bangladesh.

Malinga's team-mates Farveez Maharoof and Dilhara Fernando and Bangladesh's Syed Rasel are the others who've made significant improvements in the bowlers' list.

The number one spot is still occupied by South Africa's Shaun Pollock, followed by Nathan Bracken of Australia, Shane Bond in third place, and Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan in the fourth and fifth places respectively.

Sanath Jayasuriya, named the Man of the Series, has climbed up two spots in the allrounders table. Jayasuriya, the first player to score 12,000 runs and take 300 wickets in ODIs, is in third position, behind the South African duo of Pollock and Jacques Kallis.

Sri Lanka also draw level with Pakistan in the ICC ODI championship table on 111 rating points after completing the clean sweep against Bangladesh. However, Pakistan have retained their fourth position by the margin of a few thousandths.

ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings




SA 876
Aus 794
NZ 790
SL 741
SL 730
SA 705
NZ 697
Aus 686
SL 684
SA 664

ICC ODI Allrounders Rankings




SA 477
SA 382
SL 368
WI 366
Eng 362

Full rankings on www.icc-cricket.com