Calcutta: The second-highest scorer of the World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar along with Gautam Gambhir have climbed up in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Monday. While the icon rose one place to be at ninth, Gambhirs match-winning 97 against Sri Lanka in the final helped him jump four places to be tenth.
Tendulkar piled up 482 runs from nine matches at an average of 53.55, which included two centuries and two fifties in the World Cup. Gambhir, who failed to hit a century in the tournament, accumulated 393 runs with four fifties.
South African duo of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers continue to occupy the top two positions.
In the team rankings, the No. 1 position continues to elude India as they remained at second spot despite winning the World Cup after 28 years. However, the world champions have closed the gap on top-placed Australia. India (121) are now just seven points behind Australia. Michael Clarkes men will now get a chance to increase the lead as they have a three-match series against Bangladesh starting next week.
Man of the Tournament in the World Cup, Yuvraj Singh, grabbed the fourth place in the all-rounders list for his brilliant bowling and batting performances.
Yuvraj scored 362 runs in 9 matches besides taking 15 wickets.
Sri Lankas Tillekaratne Dilshan has risen to his career-best ranking to date to occupy the third position after scoring the most runs in the World Cup 2011 a total of 500 at an average of 62.50.
Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara still occupies fourth place while Indias Yuvraj Singh, the ICC Player of the Tournament for the World Cup 2011, remains in joint 17 th place with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting.
Meanwhile, Netherlands Ryan ten Doeschate continues to be the only Associate player in the top 20 of the batting rankings with the Dutch sitting in 16 th place.
The Sri Lankan duo of Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene moved up three and 28th places, respectively, to be at 26th and 28th position.
Other batsmen who have advanced in the rankings, include Englands Jonathan Trott in fifth, South Africas Jacques Kallis in 12th and Ross Taylor in 19th. Indias Suresh Raina, who got to play only a couple of matches in the World Cup, was in the 31st spot moving up by four places.
In the rankings for ODI bowlers, Sri Lankas Ajantha Mendis is one of the big movers with the spinner rising nine places to take the eighth place, a position he last occupied in 2009.
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has climbed five places to ninth, while India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has risen two places to sit 18th on the list.
Pakistans Saeed Ajmal has rocketed up nine places to 20th. Sri Lankas Lasith Malinga has risen three places and is now sitting in joint 25th position with South Africas Johan Botha.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori leads Zimbabwes Ray Price by 23 ratings points with Englands Graeme Swann in third and South Africas Dale Steyn in fourth.
In the all-rounders list, South Africas Jacques Kallis has dropped to fifth spot. Bangladesh captain Shakib-al Hasan leads the field with Shane Watson of Australia in second, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi in third.