Dhoni climbs to 4th spot

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has returned to the top-five in the latest ICC player rankings for ODI batsmen following his consistent performance with the bat in the recently-concluded three-match ODI series against Pakistan.

Although India lost the series 1-2, Dhoni scored 203 runs in three games, that helped him move up two places to fourth position in the chart.

Meanwhile, Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed has made the biggest move in the batting table, jumping 45 places to 31st spot.

RANKINGS

Teams ‘ 1. England; 2. South Africa; 3. India; 4. Australia; 5. Sri Lanka; 6. Pakistan; 7. West Indies; 8. Bangladesh; 9. New Zealand; 10. Zimbabwe; 11. Ireland; 12. Netherlands; 13. Kenya.

Batsmen ‘ 1. Hashim Amla; 2. AB de Villiers; 3. Virat Kohli; 4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni; 5. Jonathan Trott; 6. Kumar Sangakkara; 7. Michael Clarke; 8. Alastair Cook; 9. Mike Hussey; 10. Tillekaratne Dilshan.

Bowlers ‘1. Saeed Ajmal; 2. Md Hafeez; 3. Sunil Narine; 4. L Tsotsobe; 5. Morne Morkel; 6. Steven Finn; 7. Ravichandran Ashwin and Graeme Swann; 9. Abdur Razzak; 10. Dale Steyn.

All-rounders ‘1. Md Hafeez; 2. Shakib-al Hasan; 3. Shane Watson; 4. Angelo Mathews; 5. Shahid Afridi. (Telegraph India)