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
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:|
|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|
|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|
|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:|