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Misbah achieves career-best ODI batting ranking of seventh

Umar Akmal, Afridi, Irfan, Junaid also gain in latest rankings

Misbah achieves career-best ODI batting ranking of seventh
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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq poses with the trophy after beating West Indies at home in the ODI series.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was rewarded for leading his side to an ODI series win over host West Indies with a move up one place to a career-best ranking of seventh in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for Batsmen.

The latest rankings were released on Thursday, a day after Pakistan beat West Indies by four wickets at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia to win the series 3-1. 

Misbah, who was the highest run-getter on either side with 260 runs from five matches, was also the recipient of the player of the series award. Misbah ended with a career-best rating of 712. 

The other Pakistan batsman to make a move in the positive direction was Umar Akmal, who is now back in the top 20 after jumping 10 places to 13th. 

Outside the top 20, the batsmen to move upwards include Nasir Jamshaid in 32nd (up by nine), West Indies’ Lendl Simmons in 43rd (up by 11), Shahid Afridi in 47th (up by three) and Marlon Samuels in 54th (up by 19). 

The batting table is now headed by South Africa's Hashim Amla, who moved up a place thereby swapping positions with his captain AB de Villiers. India's Virat Kohli continues to be in third place. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan's bowling duo of Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Irfan moved into the top 30 of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for Bowlers. 

Afridi, who was the highest wicket-taker on either side with 10 wickets, moved up nine places to 28th.  Irfan sky-rocketed 40 places to finish at 30th with a career-best rating of 578. 

Yet another Pakistan left-arm pace bowler, Junaid Khan, moved up 13 places to be placed 32nd. 

The bowlers’ table continues to be headed by West Indies’ Sunil Narine, with the England pair of Steven Finn and James Anderson in second and third places respectively. 

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Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 25 July) (after the West Indies v Pakistan series, first two Sri Lanka-South Africa ODIs, first Zimbabwe-India ODI)

Batsmen

 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
1 (+1) Hashim Amla        SA 857 55.07 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
2 (-1) AB de Villiers SA 854 49.26 883 v Ind at Cardiff 2013
3 (-) Virat Kohli Ind 819 49.37 866 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012
4 (+1) K Sangakkara SL 809 39.69 812 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013
5 (-1) Jonathan Trott Eng 789 52.66 796 v SA at The Oval 2013
6 (-) MS Dhoni Ind 756 51.45 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
7 (+1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 712! 44.40 712 v WI at St Lucia 2013
8 (-1) T Dilshan SL 705 36.74 765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011
9 (-1) Alastair Cook Eng 678 38.85 752 v Aus at Lord's 2012
10 (-) Ross Taylor NZ 669 38.31 693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009
11 (-) Shane Watson Aus 667 41.33 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011
12 (-) Michael Clarke Aus 666 44.69 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008
13 (-) Paul Stirling Ire 664 39.04 693 v Pak at Dublin 2013
  (+10) Umar Akmal Pak 664 38.85 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012
15 (-1) Martin Guptill NZ 661 39.92 684 v Zim at Napier 2012
16 (-1) B McCullum NZ 655 30.75 685 v Eng at Auckland 2013
17 (-) George Bailey Aus 649* 43.90 661 v NZ at Edgbaston 2013
18 (-) M Jayawardena SL 643 33.48 738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001
  (-2) Suresh Raina Ind 643 35.96 669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013
20 (-1) Shakib al Hasan Ban 637 35.12 683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

Selected Rankings
 
Rank +/- Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
23 (-1) Brendan Taylor Zim 623 33.94 667 v NZ at Napier 2012
30 (-1) JP Duminy             SA 591 39.77 668 v Net at Mohali 2011
32 (+9) Nasir Jamshaid     Pak 577* 38.15 589 v SA at Bloemfontein 2013
34 (-4) Chris Gayle            WI 570 37.68 804 v Zim at Harare 2003
35 (-2) Johnson Charles   WI 568* 33.21 592 v Ind at Trinidad 2013
39 (-4) Shikhar Dhawan   Ind 562* 38.93 607 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013
42 (+1) Rohit Sharma        Ind 554 32.19 582 v WI at Indore 2011
43 (+11) Lendl Simmons     WI 552 31.47 629 v Ind at Visakhapatnam 2011
  (-7) Darren Bravo        WI 552 31.24 574 v Pak at Guyana 2013a
45 (+4) D Chandimal         SL 550 31.16 667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012
47 (+3) Shahid Afridi         Pak 548 23.48 663 v Ind at Lahore 1997
48 (-4) M Hafeez               Pak 546 27.23 583 v SL at Sharjah 2011
49 (-1) Upul Tharanga      SL 543 33.06 663 v NZ at Napier 2006
50 (-4) F du Plessis             SA 540* 28.81 552 v Eng at The Oval 2013
51 (-7) Kieron Pollard       WI 538 24.92 602 v Zim at Grenada 2013
54 (+19) Marlon Samuels   WI 524 31.13 631 v SL at St. Vincent 2003
62 (-) L Thirimanne        SL 505* 27.90 506 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013
63 (+1) Vusi Sibanda         Zim 502 25.64 512 v Pak at Karachi 2008
69 (+1) Sean Williams       Zim 484 31.80 519 v Ban at Bulawayo 2009
71 (+4) Darren Sammy     WI 481 21.88 489 v Ind at Jamaica 2013
73 (+1) H Masakadza       Zim 477 26.95 566 v Ban at Mirpur 2009
  (+13) Dwayne Bravo      WI 477 23.99 493 v Eng at Ahmedabad 2006
  (-9) Asad Shafiq           Pak 477 27.76 504 v Aus at Sharjah 2012
77 (+3) E Chigumbura       Zim 474 24.00 554 v SA at Bulawayo 2007
78 (-7) Colin Ingram         SA 472* 34.95 492 v WI at Cardiff 2013
86 (+3) David Miller SA 452*! 33.25 452 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2013

Bowlers
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Rating
1 (-) Sunil Narine WI 733* 24.40 4.13 791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
2 (+1) Steven Finn Eng 718* 26.94 4.67 755 v NZ at Auckland 2013
3 (+1) James Anderson Eng 714 29.11 4.97 719 v SA at The Oval 2013
4 (-2) Saeed Ajmal Pak 713 23.20 4.17 810 v SA at Centurion 2013
5 (-) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 712 30.75 4.69 724 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013
6 (+5) Rangana Herath SL 697*! 32.28 4.26 697 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013
7 (-) Clint McKay Aus 684 22.07 4.62 689 v NZ at Edgbaston 2013
8 (-2) M Hafeez Pak 678 34.04 3.98 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
  (+6) Morne Morkel SA 678 23.00 4.82 717 v SL at East London 2012
10 (-2) L Tsotsobe SA 666 24.48 4.83 743 v NZ at Auckland 2012
11 (-2) Abdur Razzak Ban 663 27.81 4.47 679 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
12 (-2) Kyle Mills NZ 656 26.29 4.69 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009
13 (-1) Dale Steyn SA 645 29.07 4.92 666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011
14 (+3) Kemar Roach WI 642 26.77 4.92 650 v Pak at St Lucia 2013
15 (-2) Angelo Mathews SL 639 33.19 4.50 649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013
16 (-) R Ashwin Ind 634 30.83 4.80 691 v SL at Hambantota 2012
17 (+1) Daniel Vettori NZ 632 31.50 4.11 788 v Eng at Durham 2008
  (+1) Mitchell Johnson Aus 632 25.35 4.83 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
19 (-4) N Kulasekara SL 631 32.86 4.63 727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
20 (-) B Kumar Ind 620* 21.96 3.97 623 v SL at Trinidad 2013

Selected Rankings
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team  Pts Ave Econ HS Rating
21 (-) Lasith Malinga SL 617 26.51 5.07 675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007
27 (+2) Darren Sammy WI 586 43.95 4.52 599 v Can at Jamaica 2010
28 (+9) Shahid Afridi Pak 585 33.72 4.61 673 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
30 (+40) Mohammad Irfan Pak 578*! 24.51 4.57 578 v WI at St Lucia 2013
32 (+13) Junaid Khan Pak 558*! 24.40 4.90 558 v WI at St Lucia 2013
40 (+4) Prosper Utseya Zim 535 46.78 4.30 663 v Ban at Harare 2006
  (-2) Ryan McLaren SA 535* 29.75 5.18 546 v Pak at Edgbaston 2013
46 (-3) Robin Peterson SA 518 35.91 4.83 575 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
  (+3) Thisara Perera SL 518 26.21 5.45 610 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012
59 (+22) T Dilshan SL 457 45.65 4.72 471 v Eng at Old Trafford 2006
65 (+13) Tino Best WI 448*! 32.93 5.35 448 v Pak at St Lucia 2013
68 (-4) R Vinay Kumar Ind 444* 34.37 5.54 504 v SL at Adelaide 2012
72 (-4) Marlon Samuels WI 429 44.13 4.77 480 v Aus at Mumbai 2006
74 (-17) Dwayne Bravo WI 427 30.13 5.38 601 v SA at Antigua 2010
79 (RE) Amit Mishra Ind 420* 28.09 4.47 468 v WI at Jamaica 2011
84 (+6) Wahab Riaz Pak 405* 31.04 5.55 484 v WI at Barbados 2011
86 (-2) E Chigumbura Zim 401 39.83 5.90 460 v Ban at Mirpur 2009
91 (-1) JP Duminy SA 392*! 38.68 5.03 392 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2013

All-rounders
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating
1 (-) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 387 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2 (+1) Shane Watson  Aus 372 433 v WI at St Lucia 2012
3 (-1) Mohammad Hafeez Pak 370 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
4 (+1) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 365 378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013
5 (-1) Angelo Mathews SL 359 373 v Ind at Trinidad 2013 


!   Indicates career-highest rating 

* 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


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