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Jadeja leaps four places to share number-one position with Narine

Dubai, Aug 4 : India's left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has joined West Indies' off-spinner Sunil Narine on top of the bowlers' rankings, while Sri Lanka's left-handed batsman Kumar Sangakkara has equaled his career-high ranking in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings which were released on Sunday and reflect India's 5-0 series win over Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka's 4-1 series win over South Africa.


Jadeja has leapt four places to share the number-one spot with Narine after he claimed five wickets from five matches against Zimbabwe.

This is the first time Jadeja has topped the bowlers' chart and is the first India bowler to head the table since former India captain Anil Kumble, who topped the table for 11 matches in November-December 1996.

Overall, Jadeja is the fourth India bowler after Kapil Dev (March 1989), Maninder Singh (December 1987-November 1988) and Kumble to claim the number-one spot in ODIs.

The series against Zimbabwe was also a big one for India's leg-spinner Amit Mishra who has rocketed 47 places to 32nd spot after bagging a record 18 wickets.

In the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for Batsmen, Sangakkara has achieved a career-best rating of 829 points and has equaled his best-ever ranking of third after finishing as the highest run-getter in the ODI series against South Africa.

Sangakkara, who last claimed third position in 2005, scored 372 runs from five matches at an average of 93.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the other batsman to head in the right direction. The opener has gained two places and is now in sixth spot.

Others to make upward movements include Suresh Raina in 17th (up by one), Shikhar Dhawan in 23rd (up by 16), JP Duminy in 27th (up by three) and Lahiru Thirimanne in 52nd (up by 10).

The batting table is still headed by South Africa's Hashim Amla with his captain AB de Villiers in second place.


India consolidates top position on the Reliance ICC ODI Rankings Table

Meanwhile, India's 5-0 series win over Zimbabwe has helped it strengthen its position as the number-one ranked team on the Reliance ICC ODI Rankings Table.

Though the series sweep earned India just one ratings point to help it finish at 123, it now has a lead of nine ratings points over number-two ranked Australia.

Meanwhile, South Africa and Sri Lanka have swapped places with the Asian side moving into fourth place after gaining three ratings points and the African side slipping to fifth after conceding five ratings points.

Reliance ICC ODI Rankings (as on 3 August) (after Sri Lanka-South Africa and Zimbabwe-India series)

Rank (+/-) Team Rating

1 (-) India 123 (+1)

2 Australia 114

3 England 112

4 (+1) Sri Lanka 111 (+3)

5 (-1) South Africa 105 (-5)

6 Pakistan 102

7 New Zealand 89

8 West Indies 89

9 Bangladesh 76

10 Zimbabwe 52 (-3)

11 Ireland 39

12 Netherlands 13

13 Kenya 10

(Developed by David Kendix)

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 3 August) (after Sri Lanka-South Africa and Zimbabwe-India series)

Batsmen

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating

1 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 853 54.85 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

2 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 845 48.88 883 v Ind at Cardiff 2013

3 (+1) K Sangakkara SL 829! 39.99 829 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013

4 (-1) Virat Kohli Ind 819 49.72 866 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012

5 ( - ) Jonathan Trott Eng 789 52.66 796 v SA at The Oval 2013

6 (+2) T Dilshan SL 746 37.46 765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

7 (-1) MS Dhoni Ind 741 51.45 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

8 (-1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 712! 44.40 712 v WI at St Lucia 2013

9 ( - ) Alastair Cook Eng 678 38.85 752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

10 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 669 38.31 693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009

11 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 667 41.33 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

12 ( - ) Michael Clarke Aus 666 44.69 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

13= ( - ) Paul Stirling Ire 664 39.04 693 v Pak at Dublin 2013

( - ) Umar Akmal Pak 664 38.85 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012

15 ( - ) Martin Guptill NZ 661 39.92 684 v Zim at Napier 2012

16 ( - ) B McCullum NZ 655 30.75 685 v Eng at Auckland 2013

17 (+1) Suresh Raina Ind 654 36.48 669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

18 (-1) George Bailey Aus 649* 43.90 661 v NZ at Edgbaston 2013

19 (+1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 637 35.12 683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

20 (+1) Ian Bell Eng 634 36.90 702 v Ind at Edgbaston 2007

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating

22 (-4) M Jayawardena SL 630 33.39 738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001

23 (+16) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 628*! 43.11 628 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

27 (+3) JP Duminy SA 604 39.98 668 v Net at Mohali 2011

30 (-7) Brendan Taylor Zim 593 33.06 667 v NZ at Napier 2012

41 (-2) Angelo Mathews SL 558 33.57 598 v Aus at Hambantota 2011

42 ( - ) Rohit Sharma Ind 553 32.37 582 v WI at Indore 2011

45 ( - ) D Chandimal SL 550 31.12 667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012

50 ( - ) F du Plessis SA 535 27.62 552 v Eng at The Oval 2013

51 (-2) Upul Tharanga SL 532 32.87 663 v NZ at Napier 2006

52 (+10) L Thirimanne SL 530*! 29.11 530 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013

59 (+1) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 515 32.68 528 v SL at Jamaica 2013

64 (-1) Vusi Sibanda Zim 500 25.46 512 v Ind at Harare 2013

65 (+4) Sean Williams Zim 499 31.22 519 v Ban at Bulawayo 2009

67 (+19) David Miller SA 495* 34.33 515 v SL at Pallekele 2013

70= (+3) H Masakadza Zim 488 27.00 566 v Ban at Mirpur 2009

(+7) E Chigumbura Zim 488 24.35 554 v SA at Bulawayo 2007

81 (-3) Colin Ingram SA 465* 34.95 492 v WI at Cardiff 2013

Bowlers

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Rating

1= (+4) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 733 30.60 4.62 738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

( - ) Sunil Narine WI 733* 24.40 4.13 791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

3 (-1) Steven Finn Eng 718* 26.94 4.67 755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

4 (-1) James Anderson Eng 714 29.11 4.97 719 v SA at The Oval 2013

5 (-1) Saeed Ajmal Pak 713 23.20 4.17 810 v SA at Centurion 2013

6 ( - ) Rangana Herath SL 699 32.80 4.23 703 v SA at Pallekele 2013

7 ( - ) Clint McKay Aus 684 22.07 4.62 689 v NZ at Edgbaston 2013

8 ( - ) M Hafeez Pak 678 34.04 3.98 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

9 (+1) L Tsotsobe SA 673 24.18 4.84 743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

10 (+1) Abdur Razzak Ban 663 27.81 4.47 679 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

11 (+1) Kyle Mills NZ 656 26.29 4.69 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

12 (-4) Morne Morkel SA 644 24.11 4.88 717 v SL at East London 2012

13 (+1) Kemar Roach WI 642 26.77 4.92 650 v Pak at St Lucia 2013

14 (-1) Dale Steyn SA 636 29.07 4.92 666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011

15= (+2) Daniel Vettori NZ 632 31.50 4.11 788 v Eng at Durham 2008

(+2) Mitchell Johnson Aus 632 25.35 4.83 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

17 (+2) N Kulasekara SL 622 32.86 4.63 727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

18 (-2) R Ashwin Ind 621 30.83 4.80 691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

19 (-4) Angelo Mathews SL 616 34.38 4.52 649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

20 (+2) Graeme Swann Eng 609 27.76 4.54 735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Rating

23 (-2) Lasith Malinga SL 606 26.53 5.08 675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

32 (+47) Amit Mishra Ind 570*! 21.18 4.46 570 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

46 (+23) Ajantha Mendis SL 521 20.82 4.40 648 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

47 (-1) Thisara Perera SL 513 26.35 5.45 610 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

48 (-8) Prosper Utseya Zim 512 47.67 4.32 663 v Ban at Harare 2006

49 (+10) T Dilshan SL 497! 45.43 4.69 497 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013

73 (+18) JP Duminy SA 429* 40.63 4.93 433 v SL at Pallekele 2013

81 (+21) S Senanayake SL 419*! 36.00 4.66 419 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013

94 (+20) Kyle Jarvis Zim 390*! 45.22 6.01 390 v Ind at Bulawayo 2013

95 (+139) Jaydev Unadkat Ind 386*! 17.37 3.47 386 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating

1 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 387 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

2 (+2) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 377 378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013

3 (-1) Shane Watson Aus 372 433 v WI at St Lucia 2012

4 (+2) T Dilshan SL 371! 371 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013

5 (-2) M Hafeez Pak 370 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

! Indicates career-highest rating

* Indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs

--IBNS (Posted on 05-08-2013)

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