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    Ashwin 4th, Ajmal becomes No.1 in ODI rankings

    Dubai: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has replaced teammate Mohammad Hafeez as the number-one ranked bowler. Saeed was the highest wicket-taker in the recent ODI series against Australia where he picked 10 wickets at an economy rate of 3.41.

    His teammate Hafeez slipped to second position in the bowlers' table but moved up a place to second in the Rankings for allrounders with a career-best rating of 413. South Africa paceman Dale Steyn has re-entered the top 10 in the bowlers' table. He has moved up four places to 10th.

    Meanwhile, Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has moved up by two places to fourth while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has dropped a place to sixth in batting Rankings.

    Ashwin is the only Indian player in the top-20 in the bowlers' list while in the chart for the batsmen, India have two players with Virat Kohli retaining number two spot. South Africa's Hashim Amla, who was the highest run-getter in the series against England with 335 runs, has consolidated his position as the number-one ranked batsman.

    Meanwhile, India remained unchanged at number three position in the team list, headed by England and followed by South Africa.