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Irfan among top allrounders: ICC

The Indian's batting display in the first ODI against Pakistan has lifted him to the fifth rank among ODI allrounders.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 19:46 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

India's famed bowler Irfan Pathan's impressive batting display in the first one-day match against Pakistan at Peshawar has lifted him to the number five spot among the top ODI allrounders in the latest ICC rankings.

Irfan, who has been giving consistent performances with the bat, scored 65 to be the third best scorer for the side after Sachin Tendulkar (100) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (68) on Monday.

Meanwhile, Australian speedster Brett Lee and wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist stole the top ODI positions from their compatriots Glenn McGrath and Ricky Ponting in bowling and batting departments respectively.

Lee climbed to first position in the bowling rankings with the highest rating of his career owing to his success in the VB Series. He is the leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets at the average of 19.40.

He also stood the challenge of Shaun Pollock, who was the most economical bowler in the tri-series and has climbed to second position.

Gilchrist reclaimed the top spot after plundering 284 runs at a strike rate of 108.39. He is one of five Australian batsmen now in the top 10 along with Ponting (2nd), Andrew Symonds (7th), Mike Hussey (8th) and Michael Clarke (9th).

Hussey is the newest member of this quintet, joining the top echelons of the table after only 29 ODIs. His 18-place rise over the course of this series on the back of 259 runs at 64.75 caps a tremendous week in which he was also named Australia's ODI player of the year.

Going into the final, Australia remain top of the LG ICC ODI Championship table while Sri Lanka are seventh.

 LG ICC ODI Championship:
 1 Australia135
 2 Pakistan118
 3South Africa116
 7Sri Lanka107
 8West Indies90
10 Bangladesh14

LG ICC ODI Batting Rankings (Top 10):
 1 Adam Gilchrist, Aus 797
 2 Ricky Ponting, Aus 784
 3 Graeme Smith, SA 729
 4 Kumar Sangakkara, SL 721
 5 Mohammad Yousuf, Pak and Chris Gayle, WI 718
 7 Andrew Symonds, Aus 717
 8 Mike Hussey 712
 9 Michael Clarke, Aus 702
10 Inzamam-ul Haq, Pak 701

LG ICC ODI Bowling Rankings (Top 10):
 1 Brett Lee, Aus 846
 2 Shaun Pollock, SA 838
 3 Glenn McGrath, Aus 799
 4 Naved-ul-Hasan, Pak 743
 5 Muttiah Muralitharan, SL 737
 6 Chaminda Vaas, SL 716
 7 Daniel Vettori, NZ 709
 8 Shane Bond, NZ 692
 9 Irfan Pathan, Ind 788
10 Harbhajan Singh, Ind 681

LG ICC Top 5 Allrounders:
 1 Andrew Flintoff ENG
 2 Shaun Pollock SA
 3 Andrew Symonds AUS
 4 Shoaib Mallick PAK
 5 Irfan Pathan IND

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 19:07 IST