Dhoni could lose top spot in ICC ODI rankings to Hussey

Updated on Jan 21, 2010 04:33 PM IST

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's reign at the top of ICC's ODI batting charts may come under threat from Mike Hussey if the Australian manages to carry his good Test form into the one-day series against Pakistan starting in Brisbane from tomorrow.

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PTI | By, Dubai

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's reign at the top of ICC's ODI batting charts may come under threat from Mike Hussey if the Australian manages to carry his good Test form into the one-day series against Pakistan starting in Brisbane from Friday.

Hussey has a chance to regain the number one position from Dhoni for the first time since surrendering the spot after the Durban ODI against South Africa in April 2009, the ICC said in a statement.

Hussey and Dhoni are the only two batsmen with more than 800 ratings points as the Australian trails the Indian by 21 points. A few good knocks with the bat in the series will put Hussey ahead of the India captain.

In the team championship table, Pakistan have a chance to improve their ranking. While Australia leads second-ranked
India by nine ratings points, Pakistan sits in seventh position on 108 ratings points and four behind fourth-placed New
Zealand.

If Pakistan win the series 3-2 or better, they will rise to as high as fourth but would stay in seventh position in
case they fail to win a single match in the series.

In case of a 3-2 series win, Mohammad Yousuf's side will earn four ratings points which will put them alongside New
Zealand on 112 ratings points but ahead of Daniel Vettori's side by a fraction of a point.

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