Dhoni, Yuvraj move up, Tendulkar slides to 14th spot in ICC ranking

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Dubai, Feb 25 (UNI) Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni climbed four places to ninth position in the latest LG ICC ODI Rankings as his deputy Yuvraj Singh also improved by three places to move to the 16th spot.

However, little master Sachin Tendulkar's poor scores in the ongoing CB series Down Under resulted in his exit from the top 10 ODI batsmen's list.

Tendulkar lost seven places to slip to 14th spot.

The biggest reshuffle in the batting order came for Australia's Michael Clarke who achieved a career-best ranking at the second spot behind his captain Ricky Ponting who is leading the list with 789 points. Clarke moved 10 places up the list with 756 points.

The other big movers from the ongoing CB series included Clarke's teammate Michael Hussey, who improved three places to fifth position, and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara who jumped seven places.

Some of the biggest names currently involved in Australia, however, faced a contrasting fortune.

Australia's Adam Gilchrist slipped four places to sixth spot while his team-mate Andrew Symonds, Matthew Hayden all dropped out of top 10.

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who surged to the top of the bowlers' rankings after the third match in Auckland, gained 10 more ratings points in the last two matches to now have 790 ratings points.

England's only bowler in top 20 remains Andrew Flintoff who despite missing the series because of injury, hung on to his 15th position.

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