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Dhoni loses his No 1 ODI ranking to Hussey

Published: Sunday, June 6, 2010, 11:25 [IST]
 
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Dhoni loses his No 1 ODI ranking

India Regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost his ICC No 1 ranking in ODI format to Australian batsmen Micheal Hussey after skipping the traingular series in Zimbabwe.

Dhoni was rested for the Tri-nations series against Zimbabwe along with several other sebior players which cost him his No 1 ranking.

According to the evaluation of the ICC, a player loses half a per cent of his ratings points for every ODI missed and Dhoni, who was leading Michael Hussey by just eight rating points before the start of Zimbabwe series has lost lost 12 ratings points slipping behind the Australian.

South African AB de Villiers is just two ratings points behind Dhoni at the third position.

Dhoni had regained the top spot in February after the Hussey scored 23 against New Zealand in the fourth ODI and didn't play in the fifth.

Sachin Tendulkar shares fouth spot with South African Batsmen Hashim Amla, who had started the series in 25th position. He has made a huge leap, climbing 21 places after scores of 102, 92, 34, 129 and 45 and has same 751 points.

In the ODI teams championship table, Australia is placed in first position and South Africa in second position with 119 points. India who were sitting in second

position before the start of their match against the Lankans have slipped to third position with 118 ratings points.
Harbhajan has lost slipped three places to ninth. No other Indian featured in the Top-20 list, which is headed by New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori with 761 points.

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