Monday, 27 August, 2012

Hafeez replaces Tsotsobe as the number-one ODI bowler

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has replaced South Africa paceman Lonwabo Tsotsobe as the number-one ranked bowler in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, which were released on Monday after a one-off ODI between Australia and Afghanistan.

Hafeez and Tsotsobe swapped places on the bowlers' table after the first match in the England-South Africa ODI series at Cardiff on 24 August, which was abandoned due to rain.

Tsotsobe ended with figures of 2.3-0-18-0 in the rain-affected game, and he now trails Hafeez by just two ratings points in the bowlers' table. Hafeez and Tsotobe will, however, get a fair opportunity to either retain or reclaim the number-one spot in the coming weeks.

Hafeez will be playing in a three-match ODI series against Australia that starts on 28 August in Sharjah, UAE, while Tsotsobe resumes duties in the series against England, also from 28 August.

ID Rat. Name
1 727 Mohammad Hafeez
2 725 L.L. Tsotsobe
3 696 Saeed Ajmal
4 691 S.T. Finn
5 686 M. Morkel
6 681 R. Ashwin
7 668 G.P. Swann
8 655 Shakib Al Hasan
9 647 K.D. Mills
10 637 Abdur Razzak

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