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Fleming shoots up in World Cricket Ratings

Fleming shoots up in World Cricket Ratings

Black Caps captain and hero Stephen Fleming has made the biggest move up the latest world cricket ratings after his unbeaten century in New Zealand’s World Cup win over South Africa at Johannesburg early today.

Fleming is now New Zealand’s highest ranked one-day batsman at 21st on the PricewaterhouseCoopers ratings released today. He has climbed 15 places up the world rankings since the tournament began.

Ratings’ director Rob Eastaway said New Zealand were so far the most improved team of the tournament in the PwC ratings.

``Yet they remain a team that is short of consistent individual stars in the one-day game.

``Of their bowlers who played at the Wanderers, Andre Adams tops the list in 26th place, followed by Shane Bond in 30th.’’ World Cup favourites Australia look unbeatable even without Shane Warne.

Jason Gillespie has climbed to fifth in the bowling, his best ODI level to date, with Brett Lee close behind. Matthew Hayden remains the top rated Aussie batsman, just a few points behind Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya.

Ratings:

(Brackets show changes in position SINCE START OF WORLD CUP)

BATSMEN

Rank (Change) Player Team Points Average Highest Rating

1 (+1) S.T.Jayasuriya SL 844 32.66 845 v Pak at Lahore 1997 2 (-1) Matthew Hayden Aus 835 46.13 835 v Ind at Centurion 2003 3 (+7) H.H.Gibbs SA 760 36.45 760 v NZ at Johannesburg 2003 4 (-1) Yousuf Youhana Pak 751 42.72 776 v Zim at Harare 2002 5 (+3) Ricky Ponting Aus 731 41.59 796 v SA at Sydney 2002 6 ( - ) Michael Bevan Aus 730 54.80 874 v Ind at Galle 1999 7 ( - ) Adam Gilchrist Aus 713 34.02 758 v Eng at Melbourne 1999 8 (-4) Virender Sehwag Ind 712 35.09 765 v NZ at Auckland 2003 9 (-4) Chris Gayle WI 709 35.63 771 v Ind at Vadodara 2002 10 (+3) S.R.Tendulkar Ind 702 43.73 884 v SL at Delhi 1996 11 (+7) Brian Lara WI 698 42.83 921 v Aus at Perth 1997 12 (-1) Andy Flower Zim 695 34.90 697 v Ken at Bulawayo 2002 13 (+1) Marvan Atapattu SL 693 38.22 715 v Eng at Colombo (SSC) 2001 14 (+9) R.R.Sarwan WI 691 * 53.59 691 v NZ at Port Elizabeth 2003 15 (-6) Jacques Kallis SA 690 43.73 786 v WI at St George's 2001 16 (-4) M.E.Trescothick Eng 682 36.73 759 v Zim at Colombo (RPS) 2002 17 (-2) Boeta Dippenaar SA 676 42.28 686 v Pak at Cape Town 2002 18 (-1) Nick Knight Eng 675 41.68 723 v SA at East London 2000 19 (-3) Damien Martyn Aus 660 39.53 697 v SA at Sydney 2002 20 (+2) Lance Klusener SA 651 43.33 845 v Zim at Nairobi 1999 21 (+15) Stephen Fleming NZ 623 31.19 681 v WI at Port-of-Spain 1996 22 (+7) Gary Kirsten SA 619 41.08 902 v Aus at Indore 1996 23 (+3) Nathan Astle NZ 617 34.34 763 v Aus at Napier 2000 24 (-4) M.Jayawardene SL 616 31.74 753 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001 25 ( - ) Carl Hooper WI 613 35.66 769 v SA at East London 1999 26 (-7) Inzamam-ul-Haq Pak 607 38.90 788 v Eng at Karachi 1996 27 (-6) Rahul Dravid Ind 602 38.03 733 v Pak at Manchester 1999 28 (+3) Grant Flower Zim 600 34.02 705 v SL at Sharjah 1998 29 (-6) Sourav Ganguly Ind 599 41.98 854 v SA at Vadodara 2000 30 (-3) Saeed Anwar Pak 590 38.86 820 v NZ at Sharjah 1996 31 (-3) Russel Arnold SL 588 37.73 753 v Eng at Dambulla 2001 32 (-2) Younis Khan Pak 585 31.23 613 v SL at Tangier 2002 33 (-1) Marlon Samuels WI 578 * 32.93 584 v Ban at Dhaka 2002 34 (-1) S.Chanderpaul WI 572 36.08 753 v SA at Durban 1999 35= ( - ) Darren Lehmann Aus 565 37.45 733 v WI at Port-of-Spain 1999 (-2) Craig McMillan NZ 565 26.24 656 v WI at Kingston 2002 37 (+6) Salim Elahi Pak 562 * 37.88 562 v NAM at Kimberley 2003 38= (+2) Nasser Hussain Eng 554 31.18 587 v Aus at Hobart 2003 (-1) Abdul Razzaq Pak 554 27.37 598 v NZ at Lahore 2002 (-1) Yuvraj Singh Ind 554 28.21 581 v WI at Vijayawada 2002 41 (-2) K.C.Sangakkara SL 553 26.83 560 v Aus at Melbourne 2003 42 (-1) Alec Stewart Eng 543 31.53 723 v WI at Bridgetown 1998 43= (+3) Chris Cairns NZ 540 28.93 634 v WI at Taupo 2000 (+2) Mark Boucher SA 540 23.97 561 v SL at Johannesburg 2002 45 (+19) Scott Styris NZ 536 23.18 546 v SL at Bloemfontein 2003 46 (-5) Graeme Smith SA 531 * 40.31 548 v Pak at East London 2002 47 (-3) Neil McKenzie SA 529 35.67 610 v Aus at Brisbane 2002 48 (-1) Graham Thorpe Eng 525 37.18 737 v WI at Sharjah 1997 49 (-1) A.D.R.Campbell Zim 524 30.63 662 v Ban at Harare 2001 50 (+25) Andrew Symonds Aus 521 * 28.28 524 v Zim at Hobart 2001

BOWLERS

Rank (Change) Player Team Points Average Economy Highest Rating

1 (+1) M.Muralitharan SL 914 22.95 3.83 934 v NZ at Sharjah 2002 2 (-1) Shaun Pollock SA 896 22.92 3.78 911 v WI at Cape Town 2003 3 ( - ) Glenn McGrath Aus 879 22.91 3.91 925 v SA at Bloemfontein 2002 4 ( - ) Makhaya Ntini SA 796 24.96 4.18 803 v WI at Cape Town 2003 5 (+3) Jason Gillespie Aus 790 24.97 4.29 790 v Ind at Centurion 2003 6 (-1) Brett Lee Aus 779 22.31 4.70 779 v Ind at Centurion 2003 7 (-1) Wasim Akram Pak 774 23.50 3.89 881 v Zim at Rawalpindi 1993 8 (+1) Chaminda Vaas SL 763 27.81 4.22 804 v Ind at Mumbai 1997 9 (-2) Andrew Caddick Eng 718 29.60 3.96 738 v Ban at Nairobi 2000 10 ( - ) Harbhajan Singh Ind 689 29.51 4.21 768 v WI at Bridgetown 2002 11 (+1) Shane Warne Aus 687 25.82 4.25 839 v WI at Mohali 1996 12= (-1) Daryl Tuffey NZ 677 29.23 4.59 698 v Ind at Hamilton 2003 (+1) Javagal Srinath Ind 677 28.16 4.46 782 v SL at Singapore 1996 14 (+7) Mervyn Dillon WI 672 29.10 4.52 695 v Ind at Toronto 1999 15 (-1) Allan Donald SA 661 21.68 4.16 824 v Aus at Melbourne 1998 16= (-1) Saqlain Mushtaq Pak 658 21.57 4.28 835 v WI at Sydney 1997 ( - ) Zaheer Khan Ind 658 26.70 4.74 721 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2002 18 (+2) Shoaib Akhtar Pak 656 20.72 4.52 732 v Aus at Brisbane 2002 19 (-1) Darren Gough Eng 652 25.17 4.31 808 v SA at Johannesburg 2000 20 (-1) Waqar Younis Pak 646 23.82 4.67 803 v WI at Johannesburg 1993 21 (-4) Jacques Kallis SA 634 30.48 4.67 682 v Zim at Johannesburg 2000 22 ( - ) Andy Bichel Aus 631 * 33.59 4.49 637 v Eng at Melbourne 2003 23 ( - ) Shahid Afridi Pak 616 39.61 4.60 648 v SA at East London 2002 24 (+1) Heath Streak Zim 608 30.98 4.57 743 v Pak at Sharjah 1997 25 (-1) Ajit Agarkar Ind 607 28.73 5.12 671 v SL at Pune 1999 26 (+12) Andre Adams NZ 605 * 23.15 4.78 608 v WI at Port Elizabeth 2003 27 (-1) Scott Styris NZ 601 34.67 4.91 607 v Ind at Hamilton 2003 28 (RE) Ian Harvey Aus 597 33.01 4.74 676 v SA at Johannesburg 2002 29 (-1) Cameron Cuffy WI 592 * 35.02 4.00 641 v Pak at Sharjah 2002 30= (+8) Anil Kumble Ind 591 29.47 4.23 835 v SA at Mumbai 1996 (+13) Shane Bond NZ 591 * 23.34 4.65 597 v SL at Bloemfontein 2003 32 (-3) K.Dharmasena SL 586 34.43 4.30 684 v Ind at Colombo (SSC) 1998 33 (+3) Daniel Vettori NZ 584 39.51 4.46 667 v Aus at Auckland 2000 34 (-7) Abdul Razzaq Pak 583 25.94 4.43 714 v Ind at Dhaka 2000 35 (-3) Carl Hooper WI 579 35.92 4.36 715 v SL at Kolkata 1993 36 (-6) Martin Suji Ken 578 52.00 4.45 601 v Zim at Kwekwe 2002 37 (-3) Corey Collymore WI 577 * 29.18 4.20 604 v NZ at St Lucia 2002 38 (-3) Pedro Collins WI 568 * 29.24 4.49 586 v Ind at Jodhpur 2002 39= (-2) Ashish Nehra Ind 566 * 38.63 4.59 583 v NZ at Auckland 2003 (+9) Vasbert Drakes WI 566 * 25.03 4.79 566 v NZ at Port Elizabeth 2003 41 (-11) C.R.D.Fernando SL 564 27.90 5.25 623 v HOL at Colombo (RPS) 2002 42 (-9) Chris Harris NZ 563 36.40 4.31 694 v Aus at Sydney 1998 43 (+2) Grant Flower Zim 561 38.03 4.63 580 v Pak at Harare 2002 44 (-4) Chris Gayle WI 550 29.22 4.65 569 v NZ at Kingstown 2002 45 (-1) Lance Klusener SA 548 29.19 4.68 693 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2000 46 ( - ) Craig White Eng 541 27.03 4.36 573 v SL at Dambulla 2001 47 (+15) Jacob Oram NZ 538 * 31.73 4.64 538 v SA at Johannesburg 2003 48 (-6) Chris Cairns NZ 537 32.04 4.71 676 v Aus at Auckland 2000 49 (-9) Nicky Boje SA 536 33.45 4.48 628 v Aus at Cape Town 2002 50 (-1) Andrew Flintoff Eng 523 * 30.31 4.82 550 v Ind at Chester-le-St 2002

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