DUBAI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retained his top spot in the ICC ODI rankings but is closely followed by South African AB de Villiers who has narrowed the gap with the Indian captain to just two points.
Dhoni has 807 rating points, while de Villiers 805 in the latest ICC chart released on Tuesday.
De Villiers rose to the second position after a successful five-match away series against the West Indies where he accumulated 283 runs at an average of 56.33.
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Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar retained his sixth position with 732 points.
In the bowling ratings, India spinner Harbhajan Singh continued to be at 11th position with 624 points, while pacer Praveen Kumar gained a spot to be at 15th position with 609 points.