The International Cricket Council has released the latest ODI rankings, according to which both Pakistan bowlers and batsmen are on the decline.

[caption id="attachment_2104" align="alignright" width="249"]Ravindra Jadeja is the first Indian bowler in 17 years to have grabbed top slot in the ODI rankings (Photo: AFP) Ravindra Jadeja is the first Indian bowler in 17 years to have grabbed top slot in the ODI rankings (Photo: AFP)[/caption]

World champions India, who have just completed their Zimbabwe tour successfully, are still grabbing hold of the top slot. Whitewashing Zimbabwe has helped them reaching 123 points. Annual update has assisted Australia and England to achieve second and third positions, respectively.

Sri Lanka have jumped to fourth from fifth rank after beating South Africa in an ODI series, whereas Pakistan are where they were – at sixth position.

As for individual rankings, Hashim Amla is still the number one batsman, followed by AB de Villiers (2nd) and Kumar Sangakkara (3rd). Misbah-ul-Haq, who is the only Pakistani batsman in the top 10, has been relegated to number eight from seven.

India’s Ravindra Jadeja has made significant progress, going up by four places to the top position in bowlers’ rankings. It’s first time in 17 years that an Indian bowler has clinched the first position. The last one to do so was Anil Kumble. Jadeja’s progress cost Sunil Narine his place and he is now at second position. England’s Steven Finn and James Anderson are at number three and four, respectively.  Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has gone downwards further to 5th position.

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is still at number one, whereas Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez is at number five.
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