02 February 201511:09

Australia to enter ICC Cricket World Cup in top spot in ODI rankings

Australia’s victory means that it currently holds a six-point advantage over second-placed India

Australia to enter ICC Cricket World Cup in top spot in ODI rankings - Cricket News

Mitchell Starc, who was the top wicket-taker in the series (12 wickets for 196 in five matches) has moved up five places to seventh.

Ali, Bell, Faulkner, Finn, Maxwell, Ronchi, Starc and Taylor the big movers in player rankings

Australia will enter ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in pole position in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings which were released on Monday following its 112-run tri-series final victory over England in Perth on Sunday.

Australia’s victory means that it currently holds a six-point advantage over second-placed India, who also featured in the series, and the reigning ICC Cricket World Cup champion is a point clear of South Africa who lies a further point behind on 113 points.

With a number of ODI series concluding in recent days, the second and final match between New Zealand and Pakistan is set to be played on Tuesday, with the Black Caps holding a 1-0 lead following its seven-wicket win in Wellington on Saturday. A victory for sixth-placed New Zealand would see it reduce England’s lead to two points, while a win for seventh-placed Pakistan would level the series 1-1 and reduce the gap on the Black Caps to three points.

The 14 competing teams will then complete their final ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up fixtures ahead of the beginning of the tournament on February 14.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has moved up 19 places to a career high 17th position in theReliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen and is the highest mover in the top 20 after scoring 152 runs in five matches, while James Faulkner (up 14 places to a career high 21st) is just two ratings points behind South Africa’s Faf du Plessis in 20th place.

England’s Ian Bell, who was the highest runs scorer in the series (247 runs) has also vaulted 13 places to 25th. South Africa’s AB de Villiers remains in top spot, 24 points clear of his team-mate Hashim Amla.

There were also positive progressions for Black Caps batsman Luke Ronchi (up 33 places to a career high 27th), who could feature in Tuesday’s ODI in Napier, and England’s James Taylor (up 53 places to 86th).

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, England’s James Anderson has moved up two places to fourth spot after taking seven wickets in the tri-series, at an average of just under 20. Australia’s Mitchell Starc, who was the top wicket-taker in the series (12 wickets for 196 in five matches) has moved up five places to seventh, while England’s top wicket-taker, Steven Finn (11 wickets for 235 in five matches), has progressed 14 places to 12th. Moeen Ali has also progressed his rankings by 41 places to 56th after taking seven wickets for 200 in the series.

Other recent significant movers include West Indies bowler Jason Holder (up 18 places to a career high 41st) and New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult (up 56 places to a career high 61st).

Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan has regained the number one ranking after moving up two places, 10 points clear of Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews in second 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 match:

New Zealand v Pakistan
3 Feb – Second ODI, Napier
Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 2 February, after the ODI series between Australia, India and England, and before the second ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan)
Rank Team Rating
1 Australia 120
2 India 114
3 South Africa 113
4 Sri Lanka 109
5 England 104
6 New Zealand 101
7 Pakistan 96
8 West Indies 94
9 Bangladesh 75
10 Zimbabwe 53
11 Afghanistan 41
12 Ireland 34

(Developed by David Kendix)

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 2 February, after the ODI series between Australia, India and England, and before the second ODI series New Zealand and Pakistan)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave HS Rating
1 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 891 52.16 899 v WI at East London 2015
2 (+1) Hashim Amla SA 867 56.41 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
3 (-1) Virat Kohli Ind 831 51.50 886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014
4 ( - ) K. Sangakkara SL 823 40.99 853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014
5 ( - ) T. Dilshan SL 785! 39.00 785 v NZ at Wellington 2015
6 (+4) Kane Williamson NZ 757 45.00 763 v SL at Dunedin 2015
7 (-1) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 725 42.75 785 v SL at Hyderabad 2014
8 (+1) MS Dhoni Ind 721 52.29 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
9 (-2) Quinton de Kock SA 720* 42.45 749 v Aus at Sydney 2014
10 (-2) George Bailey Aus 717 41.74 867 v SA at Harare 2014
11 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 699 41.11 722 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2014
12 ( - ) Aaron Finch Aus 680* 37.10 692 v Ind at Sydney 2015
13 ( - ) Rohit Sharma Ind 674 38.90 684 v Aus at Melbourne 2015
14 (+1) Joe Root Eng 664 40.00 688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2014
15 (+1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 663 42.97 744 v SL at Fatullah 2014
16 (-2) Angelo Mathews SL 662 40.31 707 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
17 (+19) Glenn Maxwell Aus 644*! 30.67 644 v Eng at Perth 2015
18 (-1) Ahmed Shehzad Pak 637 34.46 670 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
19 (-1) Shane Watson Aus 636 40.57 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011
20 (-1) F. du Plessis SA 630 33.84 703 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave HS Rating
21 (+14) James Faulkner Aus 628*! 48.12 628 v Eng at Perth 2015
23 (+5) Jos Buttler Eng 625 31.63 633 v Ind at Perth 2015
25 (+13) Ian Bell Eng 618 37.34 702 v Ind at Edgbaston 2007
27 (+33) Luke Ronchi Aus/NZ 613*! 36.48 613 v Pak at Wellington 2015
30 (+16) Steven Smith Aus 604*! 35.84 604 v Eng at Perth 2015
37 (+8) David Miller SA 591 34.55 593 v WI at Port Elizabeth 2015
43 (+1) Shahid Afridi Pak 573 23.62 663 v Ind at Lahore 1997
46 (+6) Ajinkya Rahane Ind 564! 30.57 564 v Eng at Perth 2015
53 (+3) Corey Anderson NZ 530* 36.15 604 v Ind at Hamilton 2014
54 (+18) Andre Russell WI 527* 28.96 571 v NZ at St Kitts 2012
55 (+19) Mitchell Marsh Aus 519*! 38.18 519 v Eng at Perth 2015
66 (+30) Grant Elliott NZ 495 34.35 525 v Pak at Johannesburg 2009
80 (+3) Brad Haddin Aus 460 31.20 612 v Pak at Dubai 2009
86 (+53) James Taylor Eng 437* 34.30 467 v Ind at Perth 2015
93 (+23) Rilee Rossouw SA 423*! 29.71 423 v WI at Centurion 2015

Bowlers

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave Econ HS Rating
1 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 748 22.18 4.13 810 v SA at Centurion 2013
2 ( - ) Sunil Narine WI 734 26.49 4.10 791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
3 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 724 25.14 4.80 746 v Ind at Durban 2013
4 (+2) James Anderson Eng 706 28.84 4.90 719 v SA at The Oval 2013
5 ( - ) M. Johnson Aus 683 25.50 4.82 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
6 (-2) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 680 27.92 4.26 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
7 (+5) Mitchell Starc Aus 636* 21.27 5.00 647 v Ind at Sydney 2015
8 (+3) M. Hafeez Pak 631 35.01 4.06 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
9 (+4) Rangana Herath SL 629 31.07 4.40 703 v SA at Pallekele 2013
10 (-1) Morne Morkel SA 628 24.69 4.95 717 v SL at East London 2012
11 (+8) Imran Tahir SA 625* 20.23 4.39 631 v WI at East London 2015
12 (+14) Steven Finn Eng 624 28.41 4.87 755 v NZ at Auckland 2013
13 (-5) B. Kumar Ind 620 37.15 4.62 657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014
14 (-4) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 618 32.76 4.81 738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
15 (+2) Shahid Afridi Pak 614 33.91 4.61 673 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
16 (-2) James Tredwell Eng 613 27.81 4.77 646 v SL at Pallekele 2014
17 (-10) S. Senanayake SL 610 34.77 4.69 656 v NZ at Christchurch 2015
18 (-3) Clint McKay Aus 609 24.37 4.78 709 v Eng at Cardiff 2013
19 (+6) Kyle Mills NZ 608 27.02 4.72 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009
20 (-4) M. Irfan Pak 607 30.07 4.89 621 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave Econ HS Rating
23 (+1) Angelo Mathews SL 593 34.79 4.52 649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013
26 (+3) Tim Southee NZ 592 31.05 5.19 633 v Eng at Lord's 2013
34 (+9) V. Philander SA 551* 22.25 4.61 557 v WI at East London 2015
35 (+11) Wayne Parnell SA 550! 29.25 5.47 550 v WI at Centurion 2015
40 (+1) Amit Mishra Ind 530* 23.95 4.58 570 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
41 (+18) Jason Holder WI 527*! 30.21 5.55 527 v SA at Centurion 2015
48 (+5) N. Kulasekara SL 501 34.23 4.81 727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
56 (+41) Moeen Ali Eng 482*! 37.29 4.69 482 v Aus at Perth 2015
61 (+56) Trent Boult NZ 463*! 34.94 4.73 463 v Pak at Wellington 2015
67 (+14) S. Prasanna SL 442*! 42.85 4.96 442 v NZ at Wellington 2015
71 (+11) Aaron Phangiso SA 433*! 38.20 4.55 433 v WI at Centurion 2015
74 (+3) JP Duminy SA 432 40.78 5.05 442 v Zim at Bulawayo 2014
82 (+2) Glenn Maxwell Aus 420*! 38.03 5.41 420 v Eng at Perth 2015
85 (+11) Corey Anderson NZ 418* 27.97 6.28 423 v SL at Wellington 2015
89 (+12) Adam Milne NZ 398*! 45.41 5.03 398 v Pak at Wellington 2015
100 (+14) Josh Hazlewood Aus 360*! 22.41 4.61 360 v Eng at Perth 2015

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points HS Rating
1 (+2) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 403 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2 (-1) Angelo Mathews SL 393 427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
3= (-1) T. Dilshan SL 389 407 v NZ at Hamilton 2015
(+1) M. Hafeez Pak 389 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
5 ( - ) Shahid Afridi Pak 352 383 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

*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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