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Calcutta: Ravichandran Ashwin has moved up by two places to fourth in the latest ICC one-day rankings for bowlers, while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has dropped a place to sixth.
Ashwin is the only Indian player in the top-20 in the bowlers’ list while in the chart for the batsmen, India have two players with Virat Kohli retaining No. 2 spot, according to an International Cricket Council (ICC) media release.
Meanwhile, India remained unchanged at No. 3 position in the team list, headed by England and follo-wed by South Africa.
India have 120 points while both England and the Proteas have 121. When ratings points are calculated to within the decimal point, South Africa trail England by a mere 0.09 ratings point.
England will hold the position until at least January 2013, when they travel to India for a five-match ODI series.
Meanwhile, Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has replaced teammate Mohammad Hafeez as the number-one ranked bowler.
Saeed was the highest wicket-taker in the recent series against Australia. He picked 10 wickets at an economy rate of 3.41 with an average of 9.9 in the series.
Hafeez slipped to second position in the bowlers’ table but moved up a pl-ace to second in the rankings for all-ro-unders with a care-er-best rating of 413.
South Africa paceman Lonwabo Tsotsobe, who headed the bowlers’ table before the two series began, is now ranked third.
Other bowlers dropping down the rankings include Morne Morkel in fifth (down by one), Steven Finn in sixth (down by one), and Shahid Afridi in 19th (down by three).
South Africa paceman Dale Steyn has re-entered the top 10 in the bowlers’ table. He has moved up four places to 10th.