London: Graeme Swann has become the world's No. 1 one-day spinner after his eight wickets helped England to a 3-2 series win against Sri Lanka.
It is the first time he has reached the landmark in his career and he overtakes New Zealand's left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, who had held the spot since September 2009.
Swann is also ranked No. 2 in Test cricket, behind Dale Steyn, but his No. 1 ranking is the first time an England bowler has achieved that feat in any form of the game since Steve Harmison briefly rose to the top of the Test rankings in August 2004.