Their brilliant performance in the first couple of World Cup matches has helped Indian batsmen Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar to rise to fifth and 10th respectively in the ICC one-day rankings issued.
Sehwag,who smashed 175 against Bangladesh,is up six places in the latest chart,while Tendulkar,riding on his 120 against England,has risen five spots.
England captain Andrew Strauss,who struck a 158-run knock in yesterday’s thrilling tie against India,is in 13th spot in the batting list,up by eight places.
Others who have gone up the charts are Tamim Iqbal in 23rd (up by three places),Misbah-ul-Haq in 32nd (up by 12 places),Younus Khan in 44th (up by four places) and Kevin O’Brien in 52nd (up by four places).
Watson has climbed four places to break into the top 10 for the first time in his career.
Duminy’s has risen two places to share the 15th spot with captain Graeme Smith and West Indies’ Chris Gayle while Ten Doeschate has jumped 12 places to 20th.
In the bowling list,Steyn has jumped four places to fourth position.
Batsmen losing ground are Virat Kohli in third (down by one place),Kumar Sangakkara in eighth (down by one place),Gautam Gambhir in 10th (down by one place),Jacques Kallis in 14th (down by six places) and Chris Gayle in 15th (down by five places),Ricky Ponting in 19th (down by six places).
Apart from Steyn,Mitchell Johnson of Australia has rocketed 12 places to fifth position after figures of 4-19 and 4-33 against Zimbabwe and New Zealand,respectively.
Also on the move are are Shahid Afridi in 11th position (up by 12 places),Shaun Tait in 29th (up by eight places),Tim Bresnan in 30th (up by 11 places) and Shoaib Akhtar in 37th (up by seven places).
England’s James Anderson has taken a nosedive in the latest rankings dropping 12 places to 24th after figures of 0-72 and 1-91 against Netherlands and India,respectively.
Daniel Vettori of New Zealand continues to lead the field with South Africa’s Morne Morkel in second place and Ray Price of Zimbabwe moving up one place to third position.
In the Rankings for all-rounders,Ten Doeschate has moved up four places to a career-best fifth as the top four remain unchanged with Bangladesh’s Shakib-Al-Hasan leading the way.