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Tendulkar back as world No.1

March 13, 2003 17:17 IST

India's Sachin Tendulkar has leapt back to the top of the world one-day batting ratings after his fine form at the World Cup.

Tendulkar, with a tournament record of 571 runs at an average of 71.37 already and three games still to play, displaced Australia opener Matthew Hayden, who slipped to third.

New Zealand strike bowler Shane Bond moved up 31 places to 11th in the PricewaterhouseCoopers bowling rankings after his career-best six for 23 against Australia at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

New Zealand play India at Centurion on Friday, hoping to join them as well as Australia and Kenya in the World Cup semi-finals.

Kenya's medium-pacer Martin Suji, one of the most economical bowlers of the tournament, jumped 16 places to 13th, by far the best rating ever achieved by a player from a non-Test playing country.

Kenya reached the last four of the World Cup by beating Test nation Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

The rankings:


1. (+12) S.R.Tendulkar (India) 812

2. (-) S.T.Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 807

3. (-2) M. Hayden (Australia) 777

4. (+6) H.Gibbs (South Africa) 771

5. (+1) M. Bevan (Australia) 759

6. (+1) A. Gilchrist (Australia) 745

7. (+1) R. Ponting (Australia) 738

8. (+15) R. Sarwan (West Indies) 720

9. (-6) Y. Youhana (Pakistan) 716

10. (+4) M. Atapattu (Sri Lanka) 714

Selected: A. Flower (Zimbabwe) 11th, V. Sehwag (India) 13th, B. Lara (West Indies) 14th.


1. (-) S. Pollock (South Africa) 909

2. (+1) G. McGrath (Australia) 902

3. (-1) M. Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 900

4. (-) M. Ntini (South Africa) 812

5. (+4) C. Vaas (Sri Lanka) 793

6. (-1) B. Lee (Australia) 772

7. (-1) W. Akram (Pakistan) 769

8. (-) J. Gillespie (Australia) 764

9. (+3) J. Srinath (India) 749

10. (-3) A. Caddick (England) 734

Selected: S. Bond (New Zealand) 11th, Z. Khan (India 12th, M. Suji (Kenya) 13th, A. Bichel (Australia) 14th, A. Nehra (India) 19th.

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Sub: re:miracle prediction......

This is in refrence to an article in the local newspaper. Jotishi's are analysing india's gr8 performance and it was found that sachin has gr8 ...

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Sub: wishful thinking??

how is it that u say that sachin has three more games to play so emphatically. have we taken for granted that india will beat ...

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Tendulkar now confronted with Bond menace

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