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Australia puts its number-two ranking on the line

With just two points separating it from third ranked England, a series victory is a must

Australia puts its number-two ranking on the line - Cricket News
With 114 points, Australia currently occupies second spot on the championship table.
Morgan, Bopara, Porterfield, Marsh and Finch on the charge in player rankings

The number-two position on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings Table will be up for grabs when England and Australia go head to head in a five-ODI series that starts in Headingley, Leeds, on 6 September. 

Australia, with 114 ratings points, currently occupies second spot on the championship table, while England is just two ratings points behind in third spot. This means the equation for Australia to retain second spot or for England to claim second position is simple – win the series. 

If Australia wins the series 3-2, then both sides will retain their pre-series rankings and ratings, but, if England notches up a series win, then the two sides will swap places with Eoin Morgan’s side rising to 113 ratings points and Michael Clarke’s side slipping to 112 ratings points. 

World champion India is sitting on the top of the tree with 123 ratings points, nine ratings points clear of its closest rival, Australia. 

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. 

Player rankings

Meanwhile, England captain Eoin Morgan has re-entered the top 20 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen in the latest update announced on Wednesday following the Dublin and Edinburgh ODIs on Tuesday. 

Morgan has been rewarded for his unbeaten match-winning knock of 124 against Ireland in the one-off ODI in Dublin with a jump of four places that has now put him in 20th. He is the second England batsman in the top 20 after Jonathon Trott (fifth) who will feature in the forthcoming series. 

Australia’s George Bailey, who is currently in a qualification period,* is the other batsman inside the top 20 to make an upward move. Bailey had entered the series trailing 15th ranked Brendon McCullum by six ratings points and though the Australian scored only 10 not out against Scotland, it was enough for him to earn eight ratings points and move into 14th position. 

Bailey will be one of the three Australia batsmen in the top twenty, behind Shane Watson (11th) and Michael Clarke (12th), to figure in the series against England. 

Outside the top 20, England’s Ravi Bopara, Ireland captain William Porterfield and Australia’s duo of Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch have made upward movements following centuries on Tuesday. 

Bopara, who scored 101 not out, has gained nine places and is now in 53rd spot, Porterfield’s 112 has provided him a leap of 13 places into 64th position, and Marsh’s 151 has put him in 68th spot after rising 13 places. 

Aaron Finch, who is in Australia’s squad for the ODI series, has marched his way to the top by rocketing 91 places to 152nd after a 116-ball 148. 

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen is still headed by South Africa’s Hashim Amla with his captain AB de Villiers in second place and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara in third position. 

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson has moved up a place to 14th in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers in the only change inside the top 20. 

Outside the top 20, James Tredwell in 31st (up by two), Boyd Rankin in 46th (up by four) and Majid Haq in 62nd (up by two) are the other bowlers to move in the right direction. 

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers is still jointly headed by Ravindra Jadeja and Sunil Narine with Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal in third place. 

Upcoming Fixtures

England v Australia


6 Sep: 1st ODI, Headingley, Leeds

8 Sep: 2nd ODI, Old Trafford, Manchester

11 Sep: 3rd ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham (D/N)

14 Sep: 4th ODI, Cardiff

16 Sep: 5th ODI, Southampton (D/N)
 

Ireland v Scotland (Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship)

6 Sep: 1st ODI, Belfast

8 Sep: 2nd ODI, Belfast

Reliance ICC ODI Rankings (as on 3 September) (after Ireland-England ODI)
 
Rank (+/-) Team Rating (+/-)
1   India 123  
2   Australia 114  
3 (-) England 112  
4   Sri Lanka 111  
5   South Africa 105  
6   Pakistan 101  
7   New Zealand 89  
8   West Indies 89  
9   Bangladesh 76  
10   Zimbabwe 55  
11 (-) Ireland 38 (-1)
12   Netherlands 13  
13   Kenya 10  

(Developed by David Kendix)

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 4 September) (after Ireland-England and Scotland-Australia ODIs)

Batsmen

 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
1 (-) Hashim Amla SA 853 54.85 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
2 (-) AB de Villiers SA 845 48.88 883 v Ind at Cardiff 2013
3 (-) K Sangakkara SL 829! 39.99 829 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013
4 (-) Virat Kohli Ind 819 49.72 866 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012
5 (-) Jonathan Trott Eng 785 52.66 796 v SA at The Oval 2013
6 (-) T Dilshan SL 746 37.46 765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011
7 (-) MS Dhoni Ind 741 51.45 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
8 (-) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 722 45.13 727 v Zim at Harare 2013
9 (-) Alastair Cook Eng 675 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 41.29 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011
12 (-) Michael Clarke Aus 665 44.72 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008
13 (+1) Martin Guptill NZ 661 39.92 684 v Zim at Napier 2012
14 (+4) George Bailey Aus 657* 44.40 661 v NZ at Edgbaston 2013
15 (-) B McCullum NZ 655 30.75 685 v Eng at Auckland 2013
16 (-) Umar Akmal Pak 654 38.85 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012
  (-) Suresh Raina Ind 654 36.48 669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013
18 (-5) Paul Stirling Ire 650 38.35 693 v Pak at Dublin 2013
19 (-) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 637 35.12 683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012
20 (+4) Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 634 39.25 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

Selected Rankings

 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
32 (-) Kevin O'Brien Ire 590 33.85 602 v Net at Amstelveen 2013
39 (-1) Kevin Pietersen Eng 563 41.60 833 v Aus at Antigua 2007
40 (-1) Joe Root Eng 561* 49.16 585 v SA at The Oval 2013
53 (+9) Ravi Bopara Eng 528 33.01 543 v SA at Cardiff 2012
64 (+13) W Porterfield Ire 507 32.14 537 v Ban at Belfast 2010
65 (-11) Ed Joyce Eng/Ire 505* 35.35 525 v Net at Amstelveen 2013
68 (+13) Shaun Marsh Aus 497* 39.59 581 v SA at Sydney 2009
73 (-2) Adam Voges Aus 482*! 51.30 482 v Sco at Edinburgh 2013
84 (-) Glenn Maxwell Aus 458* 29.22 460 v SL at The Oval 2013
87 (-2) Gary Wilson Ire 444 25.05 491 v Aus at Belfast 2012
 
Bowlers
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Rating
1 (-) Ravindra Jadeja   733 30.60 4.62 738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
  (-) Sunil Narine   733* 24.40 4.13 791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
3 (-) Saeed Ajmal   723 22.93 4.17 810 v SA at Centurion 2013
4 (-) Steven Finn   714 27.74 4.66 755 v NZ at Auckland 2013
5 (-) James Anderson   710 29.11 4.97 719 v SA at The Oval 2013
6 (-) Rangana Herath   699 32.80 4.23 703 v SA at Pallekele 2013
7 (-) Clint McKay   688 22.02 4.56 689 v NZ at Edgbaston 2013
8 (-) L Tsotsobe   673 24.18 4.84 743 v NZ at Auckland 2012
9 (-) M Hafeez   666 34.50 4.00 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
10 (-) Abdur Razzak   663 27.81 4.47 679 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
11 (-) Kyle Mills   656 26.29 4.69 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009
12 (-) Morne Morkel   644 24.11 4.88 717 v SL at East London 2012
13 (-) Kemar Roach   642 26.77 4.92 650 v Pak at St Lucia 2013
14 (+1) Mitchell Johnson   636 25.01 4.81 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
  (-) Dale Steyn   636 29.07 4.92 666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011
16 (-1) Daniel Vettori   632 31.50 4.11 788 v Eng at Durham 2008
17 (-) N Kulasekara   622 32.86 4.63 727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
18 (-) R Ashwin   621 30.83 4.80 691 v SL at Hambantota 2012
19 (-) Angelo Mathews   616 34.38 4.52 649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013
20 (+1) Shakib Al Hasan   608 29.37 4.31 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
  (+1) B Kumar   608* 21.96 3.97 623 v SL at Trinidad 2013

Selected Rankings
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Rating
24 (-) Trent Johnson Ire 603 31.13 4.28 626 v Ind at Bengaluru 2011
31 (+2) James Tredwell Eng 565*! 23.28 4.68 565 v Ire at Malahide 2013
34 (-1) Shane Watson Aus 555 28.98 4.78 620 v WI at St Lucia 2012
39 (-) George Dockrell Ire 535* 29.20 4.30 540 v Net at Amstelveen 2013
46 (+4) Boyd Rankin Ire/Eng 513*! 30.57 4.91 513 v Ire at Malahide 2013
62 (+2) Majid Haq Scot 459*! 31.93 4.47 459 v Aus at Edinburgh 2013
66 (-5) Kevin O'Brien Ire 448 28.62 4.97 477 v Zim at Harare 2010
75 (+2) Ravi Bopara Eng 429*! 34.77 4.74 429 v Ire at Malahide 2013
93 (-5) Paul Stirling Ire 393* 35.00 4.56 398 v Net at Amstelveen 2013

All-rounders
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating
1 (-) M Hafeez Pak 396 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
2 (-) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 387 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
3 (-) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 377 378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013
4 (+1) T Dilshan Ind 371! 371 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013
5 (-1) Shane Watson Aus 370 433 v WI at St Lucia 2012


!  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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