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Home > Cricket > World Cup 2003 > Reuters > Report

Hayden tops world batting rankings

January 26, 2003 15:06 IST

Matthew Hayden has become both the top limited overs batsman and the highest ranked Test player in the world, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers rankings.

Hayden moved ahead after the final one-day international before the World Cup on Saturday in which Australia beat England by five runs in Melbourne. He made 69 in the thrilling match.

This puts him simultaneously at number one in the Test and one-day tables, a feat achieved by very few batsmen in the past.

India's Sachin Tendulkar and West Indians Brian Lara and Viv Richards are other members of this exclusive club.

Brett Lee ended the triangular series with England and Sri Lanka at fifth spot in the bowling ratings, his best ODI level yet.

Lee is one of four Australian bowlers in the top 12.

For England, Andrew Caddick returned to the top 10, but batsman Marcus Trescothick dropped out of it, after a poor end to the tournament.

The one-day cricket rankings:

Batsmen

PlayerTeamPointsAverage
Matthew HaydenAustralia82345.53
Sanath JayasuriyaSri Lanka79832.13
Yousuf YouhanaPakistan75742.88
Virender SehwagIndia74836.32
Chris GayleWest Indies73836.44
Michael BevanAustralia73454.80
Jonty RhodesSouth Africa71935.31
Adam GilchristAustralia71534.16
Ricky PontingAustralia71341.33
Jacques KallisSouth Africa70644.04

Bowlers

PlayerTeamPointsAverageEconomy
Shaun PollockSouth Africa91022.883.77
Muttiah MuralitharanSri Lanka89323.103.83
Glenn McGrathAustralia86422.853.91
Makhaya NtiniSouth Africa78924.864.22
Brett LeeAustralia76222.484.70
Wasim AkramPakistan75923.693.89
Andrew CaddickEngland71629.294.01
Jason GillespieAustralia71525.804.37
Chaminda VaasSri Lanka71428.294.23
Harbhajan SinghIndia70429.034.22

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PriceWaterhouseCoopers?...interesting


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hayden is the player to watch in this world cup.he can tore apart any bowling attack in the world.he will be the main power house ...


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