ICC ODI rankings April 20, 2006

Dhoni clinches top spot

Cricinfo staff

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has displaced Ricky Ponting as the top batsman in ODIs in the latest ICC rankings. Dhoni scored 59 in the series leveller against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, and achieved his best ranking till date. He has had a phenomenal start to his one-day career since making his debut in December 2004, averaging over 52 in 42 matches, at an enviable strike rate of 103.

Dhoni was joined by two other Indian batsmen in the top ten, with Rahul Dravid moving up two notches to number nine and Yuvraj Singh occupying the tenth spot.

ICC ratings for batsmen
Rank Batsman Points Average
1 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 806 52.76
2 Ricky Ponting 805 42.74
3 Adam Gilchrist 793 36.27
4 Andrew Symonds 761 38.64
5 Graeme Smith 759 39.87
6 Michael Hussey 748 78.71
7 Kevin Pietersen 745 65.50
8 Kumar Sangakkara 736 35.41
9 Rahul Dravid 729 40.42
10 Yuvraj Singh 722 34.90

Among the bowlers, Irfan Pathan made his way into the top three, behind Shaun Pollock and Glenn McGrath. Pathan also achieved his highest ranking in the allrounders list, moving up one notch to occupy the third position, behind Pollock and England's Andrew Flintoff. Shoaib Malik made an an entry in the top five, displacing Daniel Vettori to occupy the fifth position.

ICC ratings for bowlers
Rank Bowler Points Average
1 Shaun Pollock 858 24.29
2 Glenn McGrath 768 22.43
3 Irfan Pathan 765 24.23
4 Shane Bond 762 18.63
5 Daniel Vettori 750 33.58

After levelling the two-match series in Abu Dhabi, India have retained their third position in the team rankings.

ICC ODI rankings
Rank Team Rating
1 Australia 132
2 South Africa 119
3 India 116
4 Pakistan 114
5 New Zealand 113
6 Sri Lanka 105
7 England 103
8 West Indies 89
9 Zimbabwe 42
10 Bangladesh 24

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