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Jayasuriya returns to top of ODI ratings

February 15, 2003 15:19 IST

Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has returned to the top of the world one-day batting ratings following his impressive form in the first week of the World Cup.

Jayasuriya overtook Australia opener Matthew Hayden at the head of the list after scores of 120 against New Zealand and 55 not out against Bangladesh.

West Indies left-hander Brian Lara moved back into the top-10 after his sparkling century against South Africa in the tournament's opening match.

South Africa captain Shaun Pollock remained at the top of the bowling ratings, just ahead of Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath.

Top 10 batsmen (Team, Points, Average):

1. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka, 840, 32.46)

2. Matthew Hayden (Australia, 822, 45.11)

3. Yousuf Youhana (Pakistan 754, 42.72)

4. Virender Sehwag (India 731, 35.72)

5. Michael Bevan (Australia 730, 54.80)

6. Ricky Ponting (Australia 723, 41.41)

7. Chris Gayle (West Indies 709, 35.63)

8. Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa 708, 35.49)

9. Jonty Rhodes (South Africa 703, 35.11)

10. Brian Lara (West Indies 698, 42.83)

10. Adam Gilchrist (Australia 698, 33.92)

Top 10 bowlers

1. Shaun Pollock (South Africa 908, 22.79)

2. Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka 887, 23.09)

3. Glenn McGrath (Australia 870, 22.91)

4. Makhaya Ntini (South Africa 800, 24.60)

5. Wasim Akram Pakistan (771, 23.68)

6. Brett Lee Australia (754, 22.62)

7. Jason Gillespie (Australia 729, 25.83)

8. Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka 717, 28.37)

9. Andrew Caddick (England 716, 29.29)

10. Harbhajan Singh (India 706, 28.92)

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