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Pathan numero uno in ODI bowling

Yuvraj sits pretty at the No 1 spot in ODI batting in the latest Maruti Suzuki ratings.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2006 10:32 IST

Pacer Irfan Pathan climbed to the number one spot of the one-day bowling charts as Asian cricketers topped all individual rankings in Tests and one-dayers in the latest Maruti Suzuki Cricket ratings.

Yuvraj Singh sat pretty as the numero uno in ODI batting as cricketers representing Indian, Pakistan and Sri Lanka ruled the roost.

Pakistan's main stay for long, Mohammad Yousuf, moved to the top of Test Batting after a brilliant display against England as spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan ruled the Test Bowling rankings released by ESPN-Star Sports on Saturday.

Mohammad Yousuf (170 points) was closely followed by Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardane (166 points), whose match winning knocks against South Africa put him on the second spot in Test Batting.

Australian captain Ricky Ponting (161 points), Indian Skipper Rahul Dravid (158 points) and Pakistan Vice Captain Younis Khan (154 points) followed in the third, fourth and fifth places respectively.

In World ODI batting ratings, Yuvraj Singh (124 points) was followed by Aussie big hitter Andrew Symonds (120 points). Australian Captain Ricky Ponting (118 points) moved three places to No 3 in the rankings. M S Dhoni (113) was fourth.

In the ODI bowling, Irfan Pathan (188 points) overtakes Nathan Bracken (184 points) to lead the rankings.

In the Test bowling, Muttiah Muralitharan remained at the top spot (197 points) over second placed Anil Kumble (190).