London: Batting Maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who returned to international cricket in South Africa after missing the tour of Sri Lanka with a toe injury, has reclaimed the top spot in Pricewaterhouse Coopers One-day International ratings from Australian run-machine Michael Bevan.
Tendulkar, with 781 points, overtook Bevan who has 775 points. Indian captain Saurav Ganguly, who along with Tendulkar has forged the worlds best opening pair, has jumped six places to move into sixth place along with Pakistan's Saeed Anwar with 734 points. Vice-captain Rahul Dravid is the third Indian in the top fifty occupying the 21st place with 630 points. In bowling, Off Spinner Harbhajan Singh who demolished South Africa at Centurion Park last week has leapfrogged to 15th place from 26th with 653 points. There is no change in the top-eight headed by Sri Lankan spin wizard Muthiah Muralitharan with 898 points. South African skipper Shaun Pollock is second on 868 points. Leg Spinner Anil Kumble also returning after a long injury break is in 29th spot. Ajit Agarkar, who made a welcome return to form in South Africa, has moved four places to 26th with a tally of 616 points. Zaheer Khan who dropped two places to 30th and Venkatesh Prasad (35) are the other two Indian bowlers in the list. Extras: Post your views