24 November 201412:03

De Kock, Finch, Faulkner and Smith big movers in ODI rankings

Sri Lanka and England aims for upward movement

De Kock, Finch, Faulkner and Smith big movers in ODI rankings - Cricket News

Quinton de Kock of South Africa has risen to a career high seventh position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen.

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South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and a trio of Australia batsmen – Aaron Finch, James Faulkner and Steven Smith - have made advances in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen , which were releasedon Monday, a day after the four-time world champion won the series 4-1 to move ahead of India in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings.

De Kock’s 109 on Sunday, his sixth ODI century in 36 matches which later earned him the man of the match award, has moved to a career-high seventh position, a rise of two places.

Australia opener Aaron Finch, who finished as the third highest run-getter in the series behind AB de Villiers (271) and Steven Smith (254) with 250 runs that included scores of 109 and 76 in the third and fifth ODIs, has vaulted six places to 15th. He’s now six ratings points behind Faf du Plessis of South Africa, who has slipped one place to 14th.

There were also positive movements for James Faulkner (up four places to 40th) and Steven Smith, who has vaulted 31 places to 50th after a consistent run of 10, 73 not out, 104 and 67, respectively, in his four appearances in the series. Smith was declared the player of the series.

De Villiers has strengthened his grip on the number-one batting ranking by extending his advantage of India’s Virat Kohli to 25 ratings points, with third-ranked Hashim Amla another 34 ratings points behind.

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is the biggest mover in the latest rankings, as he has rocketed 12 places to ninth spot. Shakib is involved in his country’s five-ODI series against Bangladesh.

From the Australia-South Africa series, Mitchell Starc is the highest mover, jumping three places to a career-high 34th position, while Faulkner also moved three places to 48th.

Sri Lanka v England

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka and England have an opportunity to gain vital rankings points when they go head to head in the first of seven One-Day Internationals (ODIs) that starts on Wednesday in Colombo.

Fourth-placed Sri Lanka currently holds a one-point lead over England, and can further increase its lead while also reducing the gap with third place South Africa. A seven-nil series win for Sri Lanka will put it ahead of South Africa by a fraction of a point and open up a 12-point gap over England, while a 6-1 win would see it remain in fourth place on 111 points, and hold a nine-point lead over England.

In a sharp contrast, if England wins the series seven-nil, it would rise two places to third on 113 rankings points, four adrift of joint leaders Australia and India. A 6-1 win would see England leapfrog Sri Lanka into fourth place on 111 ratings points, one ratings point behind third-ranked South Africa.

Meanwhile, on the eve of the series, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakarra is the highest-ranked batsman from either side in the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen. The 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman lies in fifth place, and he will be looking to gain ground on India’s Shikhar Dhawan who is a single rating point ahead of him. The next best-ranked Sri Lanka batsmen are Tillakaratne Dilshan (9th) and Angelo Mathews (10th).

For England, Eoin Morgan (22nd), Cook (23rd) and Ian Bell (27th) are the top-ranked batsmen and will be aiming to head in the upward direction.

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Lancashire paceman James Anderson is the highest-ranked bowler on either side in fourth place, four places above his team-mate Steven Finn who lies in eighth position. Sri Lanka’s highest-ranked bowler is Rangana Herath (16th) while Mathews lies in 22nd place.

Ahead of the start of the series, in-form Mathews holds a nine-point advantage at the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders, with his team-mate Tillakaratne Dilshan in fifth place.

To find out exactly how forthcoming series will affect the Rankings Table, please click here. The ODI and T20I Rankings tables, unlike the Test Rankings Table, are updated after every match.

Forthcoming Fixtures:

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

26 Nov – Third ODI, Mirpur

28 Nov – Fourth ODI, Mirpur

1 Dec – Fifth ODI, Mirpur

Sri Lanka v England

26 Nov – First ODI, Colombo

29 Nov – Second ODI, Colombo

3 Dec – Third ODI, Hambantota

7 Dec – Fourth ODI, Colombo

10 Dec – Fifth ODI, Pallekele

13 Dec – Sixth ODI, Pallekele

16 Dec – Seventh ODI, Colombo

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 24 November, after Australia-South Africa series and ahead of Sri Lanka-England series):

Batsmen

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Highest Ranking

1 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 887 51.50 891 v Aus at Melbourne 2014

2 ( - ) Virat Kohli Ind 862 52.61 886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

3 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 828 53.18 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

4 (+1) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 777 45.46 785 v SL at Hyderabad 2014

5 (+1) K. Sangakkara SL 776 39.99 853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014

6 (-2) George Bailey Aus 771 44.20 867 v SA at Harare 2014

7 (+2) Quinton de Kock SA 749*! 43.58 749 v Aus at Sydney 2014

8 (-1) MS Dhoni Ind 738 52.85 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

9 (-1) T. Dilshan SL 731 37.92 767 v Pak at Sharjah 2013

10 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 706! 40.87 706 v Ind at Ranchi 2014

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Highest Ranking

14 (-1) F. du Plessis SA 657 34.40 703 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014

15 (+6) Aaron Finch Aus 651*! 37.25 651 v SA at Sydney 2014

17 (+1) Shane Watson Aus 648 40.75 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

22 ( - ) Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 619 38.26 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

23 ( - ) Alastair Cook Eng 618 37.62 752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

27 ( - ) Ian Bell Eng 606 36.82 702 v Ind at Edgbaston 2007

29 (+1) Joe Root Eng 602*! 36.48 602 v Ind at Headingley 2014

30 (+1) M. Jayawardene SL 601 33.15 738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001

33 (-4) JP Duminy SA 597 39.24 668 v Net at Mohali 2011

34 (-8) Glenn Maxwell Aus 592* 29.70 634 v Zim at Harare 2014

35 ( - ) Jos Buttler Eng 591*! 31.74 591 v Ind at Headingley 2014

40 (+4) James Faulkner Aus 576*! 44.66 576 v SA at Sydney 2014

41 (-5) David Warner Aus 573 31.40 589 v Eng at Lord's 2012

45 ( - ) L. Thirimanne SL 544 30.32 573 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

50 (+31) Steven Smith Aus 528*! 31.79 528 v SA at Sydney 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 699 25.65 4.83 746 v Ind at Durban 2013

4 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 690 29.10 4.94 719 v SA at The Oval 2013

5 ( - ) M. Johnson Aus 680 25.72 4.82 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

6 ( - ) M. Hafeez Pak 647 35.01 4.06 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

7 (+1) B. Kumar Ind 641 36.59 4.60 657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014

8 (+1) Steven Finn Eng 640 28.41 4.74 755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

9= (+1) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 638 32.29 4.79 738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

(+12) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 638 28.43 4.28 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave HS Rating

11 (-4) Morne Morkel SA 632 24.27 4.94 717 v SL at East London 2012

12 ( - ) James Tredwell Eng 629* 25.85 4.77 642 v Ind at Trent Bridge 2014

16 ( - ) Rangana Herath SL 616 31.85 4.36 703 v SA at Pallekele 2013

22 (+1) Angelo Mathews SL 595 35.69 4.55 649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

24 (-7) Ryan McLaren SA 593 27.28 5.24 681 v Zim at Bulawayo 2014

25= (+1) Lasith Malinga SL 585 27.21 5.21 675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

( - ) Imran Tahir SA 585* 21.17 4.33 612 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014

34 (+3) Mitchell Starc Aus 553* 22.48 5.01 556 v SA at Melbourne 2014

43= ( - ) Ajantha Mendis SL 526 20.77 4.59 648 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

( - ) Stuart Broad Eng 526 28.37 5.22 701 v SA at Trent Bridge 2008

46= (+1) Tim Bresnan Eng 516 35.20 5.45 605 v Ind at The Oval 2011

(-1) Wayne Parnell SA 516 30.20 5.51 534 v Zim at Bulawayo 2014

48 (+3) James Faulkner Aus 509* 32.63 5.66 530 v Zim at Harare 2014

49 (-1) N. Kulasekara SL 505 34.11 4.78 727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Highest Ranking

1 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 420! 420 v Ind at Ranchi 2014

2 ( - ) M. Hafeez Pak 411 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

3 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 389 453 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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