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India has only Dhoni featuring in top ten in ODI rankings

Dubai: For a country which idolizes its cricketers the latest ODI rankings are a rude eye opener. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only India to feature anywhere in the top 10 list. Dhoni has been ranked fifth among all batsmen in the world while Captain Rahul Dravid is a distant second in the 15th spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released here. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are nowhere in the list.Australian captain Ricky Ponting is the No.1 batsman and is just one point short of the 800-mark. Shaun Pollock of South Africa has the distinction of being the top bowler as well as the top all rounder. The detailed list has been given below.In the meantime, what is seen as heralding a new era, M/s SRS ( Sachin, Rahul, Sourav) have jointly announced that they would not be playing in the Twenty 20s world cup as they see it as a game for youngsters and feels that the time has come for the Indian team to groom new people. Ranking Batsmen:1. Ricky Ponting (Australia) 799 rating points2. Kevin Pietersen (England) 7953. Mike Hussey (Australia) 7664. Matthew Hayden (Australia) 7465. Mahendra Dhoni (India) 7366. Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies) 7357. Adam Gilchrist (Australia) 7298. Michael Clarke (Australia) 7289. Andrew Symonds (Australia) 72610. Graeme Smith (South Africa) 725Ranking Bowlers:1. Shaun Pollock (South Africa) 8762. Nathan Bracken (Australia) 7943. Shane Bond (New Zealand) 7904. Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) 7535. Muttiah Muralidaran (Sri Lanka) 7416. Makhaya Ntini (South Africa) 7057. Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) 6978. Brett Lee (Australia) 6869. Abdur Razzaq (Bangladesh) 67310. Andre Nel (South Africa) 664Ranking All-rounders:1. Shaun Pollock (South Africa) 4772. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 3823. Chris Gayle (West Indies) 3704. Andrew Flintoff (England) 362

5. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 341

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