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Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Sibanda improve batting rankings

Zimbabwe’s 2-1 series win over Bangladesh has helped it gain eight ratings points on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship Table

Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Sibanda improve batting rankings - Cricket News
Vusi Sibanda plays a shot during the third an final ODI between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh on May 8, 2013 at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah and Vusi Sibanda have made gains in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen that were released on Thursday, at the end of the three-match ODI series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.  

The three-match series was won by Zimbabwe by a margin of 2-1 on Wednesday.   Nasir, the highest run-getter on either side with 167 runs, has jumped 11 places to a career-best 33rd while Bangladesh vice-captain Mahmudullah has moved up six places to 49th.  

Sibanda, whose unbeaten 103 in the last ODI helped Zimbabwe seal the series, has jumped 16 places to 62nd, while his teammate Sean Williams has re-entered the batting rankings in 66th position.  

South Africa duo of AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla share the top batting spot with India's Virat Kohli in third place.  

Meanwhile, in the bowling table, Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzak has moved up a place to seventh. The other major gain in the table has been for Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura, who has moved up 20 places to 78th.  

The bowling table is headed by Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, with West Indies spinner Sunil Narine in second and England pace bowler Steven Finn third place respectively.  

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan has ceded the top place in the all-rounders’ table to Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez. Shakib leads third-ranked Shane Watson of Australia by seven ratings points.  

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

Zimbabwe makes gains on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship Table  

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s 2-1 series win over Bangladesh has helped it gain eight ratings points to finish at 55 on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship Table.  

Ninth-ranked Bangladesh had started the series just one ratings point behind eighth-ranked New Zealand (82), but has dropped as many as six ratings points to finish at 75. The gap between New Zealand and Bangladesh has now increased to seven.  

Reliance ICC ODI Championship (as on 9 May) (after Zimbabwe-Bangladesh ODI series)  
Rank Team Rating
1 India  119
2 England 117
3 Australia 116
4 South Africa 113
5 Sri Lanka 110
6 Pakistan 106
7 West Indies 85
8 New Zealand 82
9 Bangladesh 75
10 Zimbabwe 55
11 Ireland 35
12 Netherlands 16
13 Kenya 11

(Developed by David Kendix)

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