ODI rankings: Ravindra Jadeja tops bowlers list, Virat Kohli 4th best batsman

After guiding Australia to the ODI series title in England, Shane Watson moved upwards in rankings for both batsmen and all-rounders.

Updated: September 17, 2013 13:58 IST
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Dubai: Ravindra Jadeja continued to top the bowlers' list, while Virat Kohli was the highest-ranked Indian batsman at fourth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Tuesday.

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was unchanged at seventh in the batsmen's list followed by Suresh Raina at joint 16th.

In the bowling chart, R Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar held on to their 18th and 20th positions respectively. Heading the list along with West Indian Sunil Narine is Jadeja, who slipped to fourth in the all-rounder's list.

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is back in the top-10 of the rankings after he jumped six places to eighth following an impressive ODI series against England.

The latest rankings were released after Australia beat England by 49 runs in the fifth and final ODI at the Rose Bowl, Southampton, last night to claim the series 2-1.

Johnson picked up five wickets in the series against England and returned to the top 10 for the first time since October 2011, when he was ranked fourth.

Outside the top 20, Boyd Rankin in 25th (up by 21), George Dockrell in 34th (up by five), Majid Haq in 56th (up by six), Kevin O'Brien in 63rd (up by three) and Ravi Bopara in 66th (up by nine) are the other bowlers to better their previous ranking.

Shane Watson, Man of the match for his knock of 143 in the fifth and final ODI, ended the series with a run tally of 187 moved up one place to 10th in teh batters list. Watson was last ranked in the top ten in June this year, when he was placed ninth.

Watson's effort with the bat and his three wickets in the series also helped him move up two places to third in the all-rounders rankings, which is still headed by Mohammad Hafeez, with Shakib Al Hasan in second place.

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