Dhoni moves into sixth spot, Dravid retires at 118th place

Published: Monday, September 19, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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MSD moves into sixth spot as ODI palyer

Dubai, Sep 19: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni moved up the order to the sixth position, while senior batsman Rahul Dravid signed off his illustrious one-day career at 118th spot, according to the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen on Sunday.

Dhoni improved three places after finishing the England ODI series as the leading run-getter with 236 runs at an average of a little under 79.

Virat Kohli was the second highest-ranked India batsmen after dropping three places to ninth position. He scored 194 runs in the series.

Dravid, who retired from ODI cricket scoring 128 runs in his final series against England, improved three places in the batting chart.

The former skipper's low ranking is due to the fact that he didn't play ODI cricket since India's victory over the West Indies in a league match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2009 in South Africa.

Among other Indians, left-handed batsman Suresh Raina was the second leading run-getter with 198 runs, which has helped him jump five places to the 30th spot.

England's Jonathan Trott, who won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year award last week, improved his rating by six points to leapfrog Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara into fourth position.

Trott, who scored 111 runs from four matches in the ODI series, and Dhoni will be aiming to further climb the ladder when they go head to head in the five-ODI series which starts in Hyderabad October 14.

Ravi Bopara's effort of 197 runs in the series also earned him good rating points as he jumped 14 places to the 64th spot. 


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