Symonds topples Yuvraj in Maruti-Suzuki ratings

Published: Friday, September 15, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi: Hard-hitting Aussie Andrew Symonds toppled dashing southpaw Yuvraj Singh from the top of the ODI batting chart in the latest Maruti Suzuki Cricket Ratings released by ESPN STAR Sports.

Irfan Pathan, however, maintains his pole position in the ODI Bowling chart, while Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan and Sri Lankan offie Muttiah Muralitharan hang on to their numero uno ranking in the Batting and Test Bowling lists, respectively.

According to the latest rankings, Symonds (129 opints) pushed Yuvraj (127) down to the second spot and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (119), at fifth, is the only other Indian in the top 10.

In top 10 list of Test batting, Team India captain Rahul Dravid is the lone Indian representation at fourth. Mohammad Yousuf (170) top the list where the Pakistani is followed by Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardane (166), Ponting (161), Dravid (158) and Pakistan Vice Captain Younis Khan (154), Mike Hussey (151), Kumar Sangakkara (148), Kevin Pietersen (144), Matthew Hayden (142) and Inzamam-Ul Haq (136).

In ODI bowling charts, Irfan Pathan (190) clings on to the top spot while Ajit Agarkar is placed seventh and Harbhajan Singh is ranked ninth.

In the top 10 list, Irfan is followed by Nathan Bracken (188), Ian Bradshaw (183), Brad Hogg (180), Dwayne Smith (177), Jerome Taylor (174), Agarkar (172), Mashrafe Mortaza (170), Harbhajan Singh (169) and Mohammad Asif (168).

In the Test bowling rankings, Anil Kumble (2nd) and Harbhajan Singh (10th) figure in top 10.

Muralitharan tops the elite list with 197 points, followed by Kumble (190), Makhaya Ntini (187), Shane Warne (184), Brett Lee (178), Mathew Hoggard (172), Steve Harmison (168), Andrew Flintoff (161), Monty Panesar (155) and Harbhajan Singh (150).

India (69) ranks third in the ODI team rankings behind Australia (90) and New Zealand (78 points). The West Indies (60) is placed fourth, followed by Sri Lanka (55), South Africa (50), Pakistan (47), England (35), Bangladesh (28), Zimbabwe (22) and Kenya (3).

Australia (126) top the Test team chart as well, followed by Sri Lanka (95), England (90), Pakistan (87), India (78), New Zealand (71), South Africa (65), West Indies (11) and Bangladesh and Zimbabwe (0 each).

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