17 November 201416:13

India batsmen progress following Sri Lanka series win

Mathews moves to summit in ODI all-rounder rankings

India batsmen progress following Sri Lanka series win - Cricket News

Rohit Sharma was the biggest mover in the Reliance ODI Player Rankings for Batsmen.

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India’s hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli has moved to second place in the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen following India’s 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka in the series that finished in Ranchi on Sunday, while his team-mate Rohit Sharma has vaulted to 15th, as the reigning World Cup champion continues its preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Kohli completed a series-highest score of 139 not out in the fifth ODI on Sunday, having earlier scored 66, 53 and 49, while Sharma rose spectacularly by 18 places after his world-record breaking innings of 264 in Kolkata, in what was the 27-year-old’s second ODI career double-century.

For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Thirimanne rose four places to 46th after scoring half-centuries in Kolkata and Ranchi (59 and 52 respectively).

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, meanwhile, has surged to the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders for the first time after accumulating 339 runs, including 139 not out and two half centuries (75 and 92 not out), to finish the series with an average of 113.00 with the bat. In doing so, he also moved up four places to a career high 10th place in the batting rankings. The Colombo star also chipped in with four wickets, and he now holds a nine-point advantage, on 420 points, over Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez in the all-rounder rankings.

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Mathews has moved up five places to 24th, while Ravichandran Ashwin climbed one place to 15th to be 21 points off a place in the top 10.



For the home side, the biggest movers in the bowling stakes were fast-medium bowler Umesh Yadav, who claimed 10 wickets to climb eight places to 40th, and slow left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, who has moved 11 places to a career high 71stranking after claiming 11 wickets in the five-match series.

Sri Lanka will next face England in the first of seven ODIs on 26 November, while India will next be seen in ODI action in a tri-series involving England and joint host Australia in January prior to the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 17 November, at end of India-Sri Lanka series):

Batsmen

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Highest Ranking
1 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 887! 51.21 887 v Aus at Perth 2014
2 (+1) Virat Kohli Ind 862 52.61 886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014
3 (-1) Hashim Amla SA 834 53.42 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
4 ( - ) George Bailey Aus 810 46.65 867 v SA at Harare 2014
5 ( - ) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 777 45.46 785 v SL at Hyderabad 2014
6 ( - ) K. Sangakkara SL 776 39.99 853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014
7 ( - ) MS Dhoni Ind 738 52.85 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
8 (+1) T. Dilshan SL 731 37.92 767 v Pak at Sharjah 2013
9 (-1) Quinton de Kock SA 718* 42.29 747 v Zim at Harare 2014
10 (+4) Angelo Mathews SL 706! 40.87 706 v Ind at Ranchi 2014

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Highest Ranking
15 (+18) Rohit Sharma Ind 651 37.89 672 v WI at Kochi 2013
17 (-2) Suresh Raina Ind 639 35.82 669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013
30 (-4) M. Jayawardene SL 601 33.15 738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001
46 (+4) L. Thirimanne SL 544 30.32 573 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
47 (-2) Ajinkya Rahane Ind 534 29.28 550 v SL at Cuttack 2014
66 (+2) Ambati Rayudu Ind 500*! 45.66 500 v SL at Ranchi 2014
69= (-8) D. Chandimal SL 493 29.28 667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012
83 (-2) Upul Tharanga SL 458 32.52 663 v NZ at Napier 2006
84 (-5) Kusal Perera SL 456* 23.87 487 v SA at Hambantota 2014
100 (-1) Thisara Perera SL 408 18.37 427 v Ind at Cuttack 2014

Bowling

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave HS Rating
1 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 770 22.18 4.13 810 v SA at Centurion 2013
2 ( - ) Sunil Narine WI 753 26.49 4.10 791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
3 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 712 25.31 4.82 746 v Ind at Durban 2013
4= ( - ) James Anderson Eng 690 29.10 4.94 719 v SA at The Oval 2013
(+1) M. Johnson Aus 690 25.72 4.82 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
6 (+8) Morne Morkel SA 651 23.88 4.86 717 v SL at East London 2012
7 (-1) M. Hafeez Pak 647 35.01 4.06 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
8 (-2) B. Kumar Ind 641 36.59 4.60 657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014
9 ( - ) Steven Finn Eng 640 28.41 4.74 755 v NZ at Auckland 2013
10 (-2) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 638 32.29 4.79 738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave HS Rating
15 (+1) R. Ashwin Ind 617 32.46 4.89 691 v SL at Hambantota 2012
24 (+5) Angelo Mathews SL 595 35.69 4.55 649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013
38 ( - ) Amit Mishra Ind 540* 23.95 4.58 570 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
40 (+8) Umesh Yadav Ind 537 35.93 5.89 540 v SL at Kolkata 2014
42= (-3) Ajantha Mendis SL 526 20.77 4.59 648 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011
48 (-4) N. Kulasekara SL 505 34.11 4.78 727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
58 (-1) Ishant Sharma Ind 462 31.25 5.69 594 v Aus at Nagpur 2009
60 (-6) Thisara Perera SL 458 27.96 5.54 610 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012
71 (+11) Akshar Patel Ind 428*! 20.28 4.49 428 v SL at Ranchi 2014
72 (-8) T. Dilshan SL 427 47.38 4.77 497 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013
83 (-4) R Vinay Kumar Ind 402* 37.44 5.94 504 v SL at Adelaide 2012
86= (+2) S. Prasanna SL 393*! 46.76 5.10 393 v Ind at Ranchi 2014
88 (-4) Suresh Raina Ind 389* 48.00 5.03 396 v SL at Cuttack 2014

All-rounders

Rank (Change) Player Team Points Highest Ranking
1 (+1) Angelo Mathews SL 420! 420 v Ind at Ranchi 2014
2 (-1) M. Hafeez Pak 411 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
3 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 361 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
4 ( - ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 336 378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013
5 ( - ) T. Dilshan SL 312 373 v NZ at Hambantota 2013
*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs.

!indicates career-highest rating

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