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Cup tons elevate Sehwag, Tendulkar in ODI rankings

Last updated on: February 28, 2011 18:35 IST

Cup tons elevate Sehwag, Tendulkar in ODI rankings

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Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar rose to fifth and tenth respectively in the ICC one-day rankings following good performances in India's first two matches at the World Cup.

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Sehwag, who smashed 175 against Bangladesh, is up six places in the latest chart, while Tendulkar, riding on his 120 against England, rose five spots.

Indians are headed northward even in the bowling rankings, with Zaheer Khan in 14th (up nine) place, Harbhajan Singh in 16th (up four) and Munaf Patel in 22nd (up 11).


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: Reuters
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Strauss rises eight places after 158 vs India

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England captain Andrew Strauss, who scored 158 in Sunday's thrilling tie against India, is in 13th place in the batting list, up eight places.

Others to rise in the chart, headed by South Africa's Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, are Tamim Iqbal, in 23rd (up three places), Misbah-ul-Haq in 32nd (up 12 places), Younus Khan in 44th (up four places) and Kevin O'Brien in 52nd (up four places).

Australia's Shane Watson, JP Duminy of South Africa, the Netherlands' Ryan ten Doeschate and South Africa's Dale Steyn all achieved personal landmarks.


Image: Andrew Strauss

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Watson in top 10 for first time

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Watson climbed four places, breaking into the top 10 for the first time in his career.

Duminy rose two places and shares 15th spot with captain Graeme Smith and West Indies' Chris Gayle, while Ten Doeschate jumped 12 places to 20th.

Batsmen losing ground are Virat Kohli in third (down one place), Kumar Sangakkara in eighth (down one), Gautam Gambhir in 10th (down one), Jacques Kallis in 14th (down six) and Chris Gayle in 15th (down five), Ricky Ponting in 19th (down six).


Image: Shane Watson

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Steyn up four places, to fourth

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In the bowling list, Steyn jumped four places, to fourth position.

Apart from Steyn, Mitchell Johnson of Australia rocketed 12 places to fifth position after figures of 4-19 and 4-33 against Zimbabwe and New Zealand, respectively.

Also on the move are Shahid Afridi, in 11th position (up 12 places), Shaun Tait, in 29th (up eight places), Tim Bresnan in 30th (up 11 places) and Shoaib Akhtar in 37th (up seven places).

England's James Anderson has taken a nosedive in the latest rankings, dropping 12 places to 24th after figures of 0-72 and 1-91 against Netherlands and India respectively.


Image: Dale Steyn

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Vettori still No 1 bowler

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Daniel Vettori of New Zealand continues to lead the field with South Africa's Morne Morkel in second place and Ray Price of Zimbabwe moving up a place to third position.

In the Rankings for all-rounders, Ten Doeschate moved up four places to a career-best fifth, as the top four remain unchanged, with Bangladesh's Shakib-Al-Hasan leading the way.


Image: Daniel Vettori

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