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Yuvraj top Indian batsman in ODIs

The Punjab batsman has 795 runs at a superb average of 61.15 from 17 one day internationals.

india Updated: Jul 09, 2006 14:37 IST

Yuvraj Singh may not have turned waves in India's just concluded tour of Caribbean but his exploits in the limited over version games he played so far this year were enough to place him at the top among Indian batsmen in the best players' list.

Yuvraj, who won three man-of-the-series awards on the trot - against South Africa (joint honour with Jacques Kallis), Pakistan and England - before the series against the West Indies, has 795 runs at a superb average of 61.15 from 17 ODI matches.

The left-handed Indian is placed fourth in the list behind Sri Lankans Kumara Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Sanath Jayasuriya but boasts of the highest average among all, as per the latest statistics available.

Sangakkara and Jayawardene have played 27 matches and scored 1048 and 959 runs averaging 43.67 and 41.70 respectively while Jayasuriya, who has played an identical number of ODIs as Yuvraj's, averages 52.06 with 885 runs.

The Punjab batsman, who has the highest score of 107 not out, has two hundreds and five half centuries.

However, in the Caribbean he scored 182 runs, including two half centuries with highest score of 93, in four one-dayers. In Tests, he made only 104 runs from four matches.