Ajmal retains top spot in ICC ODI bowlers rankings

DUBAI:Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal continues to lead in the One-Day International (ODI) bowlers’ rankings  released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has earned four places and is now in fifth position after claiming seven wickets in four matches, while Ashwin’s nine wickets in the series has given him a lift of seven places that has put him in 14th position.
India’s Virat Kohli has reclaimed the number one position in the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, which were released on Sunday after the conclusion of the Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, the Indian team has been guaranteed retention of its number two position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings at the 1 April cut-off date.
India finished with 113 ratings points, just one ahead of third-ranked Sri Lanka, to walk away with a prize of USD 75,000.
There was no other change in the table with all sides retaining their positions.
Australia were assured of the number one ranking on the cut-off date in January after India lost their ODI series against New Zealand 0-4. The Aussies will receive the ODI Shield as well as a cheque of USD 175,000.

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