Hussey replaces Dhoni as No.1 ODI batsman

Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey  


Australia’s Michael Hussey replaced India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the top of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) One-day international (ODI) batting rankings released on Monday.

Hussey had an outstanding series against Pakistan where he scored 220 runs in five matches. Hussey had started the series trailing Dhoni by 21 points and he now leads by three points.

It is the first time since January 2009 that Dhoni has conceded his top spot, which he first achieved in April 2006.

South Africa’s AB de Villiers follows Hussey and Dhoni at the third position.

Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulakar has moved a place to seventh position while Virender Sehwag is static at ninth.

In the ODI rankings for bowlers, the list is headed by Daniel Vettori of New Zealand with Ray Price of Zimbabwe in second position. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is at the third place.

Harbhajan Singh is the only Indian bowler to figure in the top-10 list, at sixth position.

Meanwhile, in the ODI team rankings, Australia opened up 12 points gap with second-placed India after it earned three rating points for winning all the five matches against Pakistan. South Africa is placed third.

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