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