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Forget the international stars; there's enough ratings and more for them. Here's a system instead to track the stars before they are stars. Ray-Ban and CricInfo bring you ratings for the Indian domestic circuit, letting you see who is knocking on the door of the national team and who isn't. Updated once a month, these ratings rank players on the basis of their batting and bowling performances.

Ray-Ban Top Batsman
Yashpal Singh
Ray-Ban Top 25 Batsmen
Ray-Ban Top Bowler
F Shaikh
Ray-Ban Top 25 Bowlers

 
Yashpal Singh, the 21-year-old middle-order Services batsman takes the top honours in the Ray-Ban ratings. Yashpal Singh started the current FC season with scores of 240 and 67* against Tripura. Here is a youngster who thrives on big scores; Singh smashed yet another big hundred against Saurashtra, scoring 162 in the first innings and 40 in the second. Yashpal Singh has so far amassed 659 runs at an average of 82.37 in this domestic season; two big hundreds and three half centuries in nine innings bears the testimony to the kind of form he is in. Those big hundreds and fifties has helped Yashpal Singh to build up a commanding lead over the second-placed batsman Ambati Rayadu.


 
The top bowling honours of Ray-Ban ratings goes to a 25-year-old right-arm off spinner from Goa - Faisal Shaikh. The switch over to Goa has helped rebuild Shaikh's FC career after making his FC debut with a solitary appearance for Mumbai in the 1997/98 season. This season has been a comeback one for Shaikh, and in the five games he has picked up 35 wickets at an average of 20.40. Shaikh has successfully pushed aside the old wily leg- spinner Narendra Hirwani's claim for the top spot, by collecting big chunk of points - thanks to his nine-wicket haul (20.4-7-29-9) and (39.3-6-107-2) against Services at the Air Force Station ground in Delhi. Shaikh has so far picked up three five-wicket hauls this season.