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Dhoni rises to fourth in ODI rankings

Last updated on: January 8, 2013 08:55 IST

Dhoni rises to fourth in ODI rankings

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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni returned to the top five in the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen following a consistent performance with the bat in the recently-concluded three-match series against Pakistan.

Although India lost the series 1-2, Dhoni scored 203 runs in three games, including a century, and that helped him move up two places to fourth in the chart.


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Raina, Yuvraj make progress

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Other Indians to make upward movements are Suresh Raina in 26th (up by one) spot and Yuvraj Singh, who re-entered the rankings in 41st position.

However, Virat Kohli dropped a place to third with 824 points.


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Jamshed makes the biggest move

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Meanwhile, Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed made the biggest move in the batting table, jumping 45 places to No 31.

He was the top run-getter in the series from either side with 241 runs that included back-to-back centuries in Chennai and Kolkata.

Nasir's exploits fetched him a career-best 588 rating points.


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Amla heads the batting table

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The batting table is still headed by South Africa's Hashim Amla followed by teammate AB de Villiers.

In the ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone Indian to figure in the list of top 20. He, however, lost two places and is seventh.


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Ishant Sharma jumps 24 places

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India pacer Ishant Sharma jumped 24 places to 72nd.

The Pakistani duo of Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez are the top two bowlers in the table.

No. 1 ranked Ajmal scalped eight wickets in the series at an average of 10.75, which helped him achieve his career-best rating of 801 points.


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Jadeja seventh in the all-rounders' list

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India's Ravindra Jadeja climbed two places to seventh in the all-rounders' list, which is headed by Mohammad Hafeez, who is No. 1 following a combined effort with bat and ball during the India-Pakistan ODI series.

He struck 97 runs with the bat and took three wickets.


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