Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 4 hours, 58 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
India’s Raina breaks into top 10 of ICC rankings for first time
January 30, 2013
 Print    Send to Friend

DUBAI: India batsman Suresh Raina has broken into the top-10 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in his career.

Raina has jumped 15 places to 10th in the latest rankings released Monday. Raina was named player of the series against England after he scored 277 runs in the five-match series at an average of 92.33. Raina’s efforts also helped him achieve a career-best 669 ratings points.

Another batsman inside the top 10 to improve his ranking is England captain Alastair Cook, who has moved up one place to seventh.

Outside the top 10, the batsmen heading in the right direction are Graeme Smith in 15th (up by six), Ian Bell in 23rd (up by six), Kevin Pietersen in 29th (up by one), David Warner in 35th (up by two), Kane Williamson in 36th (up by 18), George Bailey in 48th (up by three), Rohit Sharma in 54th (up by two), Lahiru Thirimanne (up by 12) and Faf du Plessis in joint 64th (up by three), Colin Ingram in 83rd (up by 14), Samit Patel in 86th (up by 10) and James Franklin in 90th (up by 13).

Australia’s debutant batsman Philip Hughes, who was the highest run-getter in the series against Sri Lanka with 257 runs, has entered the rankings in 73rd position.

The batting table continues to be headed by South Africa’s Hashim Amla, followed by teammate A B de Villiers in second and India’s Virat Kohli in third place.

Indo-Asian News Service
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Punjab win; Rajasthan Royals roar
Abu Dhabi: Glenn Maxwell’s whirlwind 95 off 43 balls gave Kings XI Punjab a comprehensive four-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings in a mammoth run chase in the Indian..
Yuvi and Kohli shine in RCB win
Sharjah: Royal Challengers Bangalore outmatched Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets during the Indian Premier League played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday. V..
Court rejects plea to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI president
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected N Srinivasan’s plea to reinstate him as India’s cricket chief, saying he had effectively turned a blind eye to allegati..
Kolkata Knight Riders win opener
ABU DHABI: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians by 41 runs in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday. K..
UAE joins IPL bandwagon
ABU DHABI: Fighting for credibility after being left devastated by a spot-fixing scandal, the glamorous but controversial Indian Premier League will roll out its seventh ..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright