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 10 spot with some fine performance in the series.
India being currently the 2nd ODI team with 122 points can narrow in with the Aussies who are 8 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 14.
If India lose the series 14,they will drop down to 117 pts , just 2 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 32 or even better.
If they do it 32 they’ll go ahead of the Greens(Pakistan) and if they do better with 41 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 16 points. Dhoni has to bat consistently to improve his performance and safeguard his NO.1 batsmen which he has been keeping since  January.

Its not only Dhoni but India boasts Yuvi (7th), The Old man(Sachin) (8th), Viru (11th) and Gauti(19th) inside the top 20.
All the four guys are well placed to move up the order. Yuvi can come back to top 3 and Viru is almost touching under 10.

Lets leave the batsmen, In the bowling rankings Nuwan Kulasekara is NO.4 in the rankings from both sides. If he does well he can overtake The Blackcap’s Daniel Vettori who is 32 points ahead of him.

The other bowlers in the top 20 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.


About Adithya Ramesh

Yo people. This is Adithya. A student who loves what he does. Has passion for Cricket and is a die hard SRT fan. Loves to photograph and is a travel freak

Posted on December 14, 2009, in Preview and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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