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Ravindra Jadeja moves to 3rd in ICC ODI rankings

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Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 10:56 [IST]
 
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Dubai, June 19: India's Ravindra Jadeja has gained three places in the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers and has now moved to fourth following his fine performances in the ongoing Champions Trophy in England.

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The latest rankings were released by the ICC on Tuesday (June 18) and the top ODI bowler is still West Indies' Sunil Narine.

Jadeja moves to 3rd in ODI rankings

Jadeja is the second highest wicket-taker in the Champions Trophy after the Group stage. He has 9 wickets from 3 matches with a best of 5/36.

England pace bowler Steven Finn has now moved up a place to joint second with Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal.

Also moving up is another England fast bowler James Anderson in fifth (up by four). Also returning to the top 10 is Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara in 10th (up by three).

New Zealand veteran Daniel Vettori has re-entered the rankings in 16th place.

Others moving in the right direction are Lasith Malinga in 11th (up by one), Kyle Mills in 12th (up by four), Kemar Roach in 18th (up by two), Rangana Herath in 24th (up by six), Shane Watson in 29th (up by two), Stuart Broad in 32nd (up by one), Ryan McLaren in 34th (up by 13) and Nathan McCullum in 38th (up by seven).

The highest wicket-taker of the tournament in the group stage with 11 wickets, New Zealand's Mitchell McClenaghan has jumped 15 places to 41st.

Meanwhile, England captain Alastair Cook has moved up two places to eighth in the latest ICC Rankings for ODI batsmen. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has jumped seven places to return to the top 10 and is now at 10th after scoring 173 runs from three matches.

Also moving in the right direction inside the top 20 are Suresh Raina in 14th (up by one), George Bailey in 17th (up by six) and Ian Bell in 18th (up by three).

Outside the top 20, the batsmen moving up are Kane Williamson in 21st (up by nine), Mahela Jayawardene in 24th (up by three), Chris Gayle in 34th (up by two), Joe Root in 35th (up by seven), Nasir Jamshaid in 38th (up by eight), Faf du Plessis in 43rd (up by seven) and Rohit Sharma in 47th (up by 11).

The highest run-getter of the tournament until the end of the group stage, Shikhar Dhawan, has re-entered the batting rankings in 50th place. Dhawan has scored 264 runs so far in the tournament, with two back-to-back hundreds.

The batting table is still topped by South Africa captain AB de Villiers, with teammate Hashim Amla in second place and India's Virat Kohli in third place.

The player rankings will next be updated on June 24, a day after the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

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Story first published:  Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 10:54 [IST]

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