Sachin, Ganguly joins Yuvraj in the top 10 of ODI batting rankings

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New Delhi, Oct 15 (UNI) Yuvraj Singh along with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and former captain Sourav Ganguly has made it to the top 10 ODI batting rankings of the Maruti Suzuki Cricket ratings here.

The Indian vice-captain is currently placed at fourth position, while, his team mate Tendulkar (176 points) and Ganguly (168 points) were in the eighth and tenth position respectively.

Australians continue to dominate the world of cricket with as many as four Aussie batsmen and three bowlers have made it to the top 10 of the World ODI batting and bowling ratings respectively.

Opening batsman Mathew Hayden rules the batting ODI rankings followed by Aussie captain Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke at second and third positions respectively, with just five points seperating Ponting (193 points) and Hayden.

The highest ranked Indian bowler is Zaheer Khan at number 15, while three Aussies have made it to the top 10 in the bowling ratings.

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who won the man of the series award in the just concluded Test series between South Africa and Pakistan, is placed fifth with 184 points, followed by another Aussie Andrew Symonds with 182 points. Chanderpaul (180 points) is at number seven followed by little maestro Sachin Tendulkar (176 points) at number eight. Scott Styris from New Zealand (171 points) is at number nine in the list of batsman.

Muttiah Muralitharan leads the World ODI bowling ratings with 192 points, closely followed by the Kiwi pace spearhead Shane Bond (185 points).

The promising Sri Lankan Farveez Maharoof (181 points), followed by Andrew Flintoff (179 points) are placed at the third and fourth positions respectively. James Anderson from England holds the fifth position with 178 points followed by the Aussie fast bowlers, Shaun Tait (177 points), Brad Hogg (174 points) and Nathan Bracken (171 points). Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga (168 points) and Daren Powell (165 points) are at the ninth and tenth positions respectively.

Australia continued their domination in the ODI Team rankings with 106 points leading Sri Lanka (96 points) by 10 points, followed by South Africa (92 points) and New Zealand (78 points). India (71 points) is at number five, followed by England (69 points) at the sixth position. West Indies (42 points) is at the seventh position.

Pakistan at the eighth position with 39 points and leads Bangladesh at the ninth position with 23 points. Kenya (11 points) is at the tenth position of the ODI team rankings and Zimbabwe (3 points) completes the ranking at the 11th spot.

In the Test Team rankings Australia continues to lead with 133 points. Sri Lanka (111 points), South Africa (102 points), England (88), India (82 points), Pakistan (75 points), New Zealand (61 points), West Indies (15 points) and Bangladesh (0 points) complete the top Test Team Rankings.

Pakistan batsman, Mohammad Yousuf (196 points) maintains his top slot in World Test Batting Ratings followed by the Sri Lankan left-hander, Kumara Sangakkara (190 points). Kevin Pietersen (186 points) is at the third position.

Ricky Ponting (182 points) and Michael Hussey (179 points) are at the number fourth and fifth position. Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene (172 points) is placed sixth while Chanderpaul (170 points) is at seventh position.

South African Captain Kallis (166 points) follows them at the eighth position. Aussie youngster, Michael Clarke (160 points) and South African Ashwell Prince (155 points) close the list at the ninth and tenth position.

In the Test Bowling Ratings, Muttiah Muralitharan maintains his hold on the top spot (198 points) over Indian spinnier Anil Kumble who is at second placed (188 points). Monty Panesar (182 points) takes the third place closely followed by South African Makhaya Ntini (180 points).

Pakistan leg spinner, Danish Kaneria (177 points) and Indian spearhead, Zaheer Khan (172 points) are at fifth and sixth, followed by English bowler, Mathew Hoggard (169 points). South African Shaun Pollock (166 points) and Dale Steyn (162 points), along with their English counterpart, Stephen Harmison (159 points) close the list at the eighth, ninth and tenth positions respectively.


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