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Monday, December 12, 2011

Virendra Shewag Gets 12th Spot in ODI Rankings

Sehwag's breathtaking 219 that came off 149 balls and included 25 fours and seven sixes catapulted him to the 12th position.

After his record-breaking double century against the West Indies in the fourth ODI Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag has jumped eight places in the ICC ODI Player Rankings and got the 12th Position. His magnificent 219 that came off 149 balls integrated with 25 Fours and 7 Sixes helps home to achieve that position. He had also become the 24th batsman who completed 8,000 ODI runs during his brilliant innings at Indore.

ViratKohli (on 3rd), M.S DHoni (on 5th) and GautamGambhir( 18th) are the other Indian batsmen inside the top 20, apart from this Rohit Sharma also has jumped 20 places to claim 36th position.

In the ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, India's left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has achieved a career-best ranking of 13th after taking nine wickets in the recent series against West Indies.His good show with bat and the bowl has also made him India's highest-ranked all-rounder and 10th position.

At other side West Indies batsmen like Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo and Andre Russell also have significantly improved their rankings despite of lost the five-match series by 4-1. The latest table of ICC ODI Player Rankings was released on Sunday after the final game of the series.

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