ICL: Indian Cricket League

Gayle slips in ODI batting rankings


gayleWest Indies opener Chris Gayle has continued his slide down the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International (ODI) batting rankings.

In the latest rankings, he had slipped one place to 16, following a hugely disappointing Cricket World Cup (CWC) campaign.

The dashing left-hander finished the tournament with just 228 runs from nine innings, averaging just 25.33 with the highest score of 79 in his last outing against England at Kensington Oval. It was Gayle’s only half-century of the tournament.

After reaching as high as No 5 in the ODI batting rankings in March this year, he has progressively slipped down tables and managed just two half-centuries in last 18 innings.

Middle-order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan remained sixth in the rankings after being leading batsman with 375 runs at an average of 46.

England’s Kevin Pietersen remained firmly entrenched in the No 1 spot following an excellent run in the World Cup where he gathered 444 runs at an average of 55 with two centuries.

Australia’s captain Ricky Ponting, who scored 502 runs so in the World Cup (before the final), also remains at No 2 while opener Matthew Hayden, with 621 runs for the tournament (before the final), moved two places up to No 5 on the list.
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