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April 28, 2006, 04:51 PM
Gilchrist replaces Dhoni at top of LG ICC ODI Player Rankings
Brian Murgatroyd
April 28, 2006
Australia's Adam Gilchrist has edged ahead of Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India to recapture the top spot in the LG ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen.
Gilchrist leapfrogged his team-mate and captain Ricky Ponting as well as Dhoni thanks to his performances in the three-match series in Bangladesh that finished on Friday.

The left-hander now holds a slender advantage of just three rating points over Dhoni, who himself assumed the top position from Ponting for the first time less than two weeks ago.

Ponting's modest series in Bangladesh has seen him slip to third in the list but Gilchrist, by contrast, is now just short of his highest-ever tally of rating points.

And Australia now has an incredible four players in the top five of the LG ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen with Gilchrist and Ponting joined by Andrew Symonds and Michael Hussey in fourth and fifth spots respectively.

Symonds has his best-ever haul of rating points while Hussey has entered the top five for the first time. Michael Clarke, in 11th position, is another highly-placed player in the batting list while Simon Katich, in 28th spot, also has a career-high total of rating points.

With the ball, India's Irfan Pathan is now in second place in the LG ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers behind Shaun Pollock of South Africa while Australia's highest-ranked player is Glenn McGrath, absent from the Bangladesh series for personal reasons, in fourth position.

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