A Good news and A bad news
After becoming the top test team in the world, India have a chance to close in the ratings with the Aussies.
In the individual rankings, Indian skipper Dhoni has to perform very well to defend the number-one spot in batting list, while Yuvraj Singh can return to the top-three and Virender Sehwag can regain a top spot with some fine performance in the series.
India being currently the 2nd ODI team with points can narrow in with the Aussies who are points ahead of them if India go on to win the series with a white wash.
On the other hand, this can be even worse,Dhoni and co can even slip down if they loose the series 1–4.
If India lose the series –,they will drop down to pts , just pts behind the Proteas.
While Dhoni’s men will look to close in with Australia, The Lankan boys will try to climb up ratings from their current 7th rank by winning the series 3–2 or even better.
If they do it 3–2 they’ll go ahead of the Greens(Pakistan) and if they do better with 4–1 they’ll go ahead of the Black Caps and the English men.
Mr.Dhoni has a tight pressure from the Aussie’s Mr.Cricket(Micheal Hussey). They are apart just by points. Dhoni has to bat consistently to improve his performance and safeguard his NO. batsmen which he has been keeping since January.
Its not only Dhoni but India boasts Yuvi (th), The Old man(Sachin) (th), Viru (th) and Gauti(th) inside the top .
All the four guys are well placed to move up the order. Yuvi can come back to top and Viru is almost touching under .
Lets leave the batsmen, In the bowling rankings Nuwan Kulasekara is NO. in the rankings from both sides. If he does well he can overtake The Blackcap’s Daniel Vettori who is points ahead of him.
The other bowlers in the top are India’s Bhajji ranked 11th and Sri Lankan spinning duo The Mystery man Mendis in the 13th spot and The spinning assasin Murali in the 14th spot.
In the rankings for all rounders, Yuvi is the lonely man ranked 4th from both sides.