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Kohli reclaims number-one ODI batting ranking

India finishes in second position to claim US$75,000, Australia claims the shield and US$175,000

Kohli reclaims number-one ODI batting ranking - Cricket News
Kohli was last ranked number-one just before the ODI series against New Zealand in January 2014.

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India’s Virat Kohli has reclaimed the number-one batting position in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, which were released on Sunday at the conclusion of the Asia Cup which was won by Sri Lanka.

Kohli had entered the Asia Cup, trailing number-one ranked AB de Villiers by two ratings points. Kohli’s tournament aggregate of 189 runs in three innings, with 136 against Bangladesh as his series best earned him 12 ratings points, which has put him ahead of South Africa’s ODI captain by nine ratings points.

Following his knock of 136, Kohli had achieved his career high rating of 886 but finished with 881 ratings points after scores of 48 (against Sri Lanka) and five (against Pakistan). Kohli didn’t bat against Afghanistan.

Kohli was last ranked number-one just before the ODI series against New Zealand in January 2014.

Strong batting performances in the Asia Cup have resulted in a reshuffle of the positions, with Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne, who won the player of the tournament, making the biggest progress.

The left-handed Sri Lanka opener has jumped 29 places to a career-best 39th position after he totaled 279 runs in the series, including two centuries.

Other batsmen to head in the right direction include Shikhar Dhawan in eighth (up by three place), Ahmed Shehzad in 17th (up by four places), Umar Akmal in 19th (up by six places), Rohit Sharma in 22nd (up by one place), Angelo Mathews in 28th (up by four places), Mushfiqur Rahim in 35th (up by eight places), Shahid Afridi in 44th (up by five places) and Ravindra Jadeja in 50th (up by 12 places).

The latest rakings also include the three-match ODI between the West Indies and England, with Joe Root the biggest mover. Root, who won the player of the series award, has been rewarded with a jump of 29 places which has put him in 43rd position.

Meanwhile, spinning trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Hafeez and Ravichandaran Ashwin are the biggest gainers inside the top 20 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers.

Jadeja has earned four places and is now in fifth position after claiming seven wickets in four matches, Hafeez has climbed three places to 12th after his five wickets, while Ashwin’s nine wickets in the series has given him a lift of seven places that has put him in 14th position.

Outside the top 20, player of the final, Lasith Malinga, has jumped 11 places to 22nd. Malinga, who picked five for 56 in the final, was also the highest wicket-taker in the five-team tournament with 11 wickets from four matches.

Other big movers include Mohammad Shami in 26th (up by nine), Sachitra Senanayake in 34th (up by three places), Amit Mishra in 36th (up by five places), Ajantha Mendis in 41st (up by five places) and Suranga Lakmal in 47th (up by 15 places).

To find out exactly how the 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.

Meanwhile, India has been guaranteed to retain its number-two position in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankingsat the 1 April cut-off date.

India finished with 113 ratings points, just one ahead of third-ranked Sri Lanka, to walk away with a prize of US$75,000. There was no other change in the table with all sides retaining their positions.

Australia was assured of the number-one ranking in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings on the 1 April cut-off date in January after India lost its ODI series against New Zealand 0-4. It will receive the ODI Shield as well as a cheque of US$175,000.

In addition to this, Australia has also won a cash prize of US$370,000 for finishing second on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings Table on the 1 April cut-off date. So in all, Australia has earned a total prize of US$525,000 from its positions on the rankings tables.

The Asia Cup was the last ODI series before the 1 April cut-off date as focus will now shift to the shortest format of the game with England-West Indies and South Africa-Australia featuring in a total of six T20Is between them from 9 to 14 March. 

These matches will serve as final preparations for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, which will take place from 16 March to 6 April. The West Indies men’s and Australia women’s sides will defend the titles in the event that will take place in Chittagong, Mirpur and Sylhet.

The first confirmed ODI series after the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 is between Ireland and Sri Lanka in Dublin. The two-match ODI series will start on 6 May.

Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 8 March after Asia Cup, West Indies v England and West Indies v Ireland)

Rank   (+/-)     Team                         Rating           (+/-)

1                       Australia                    117                

2            (-)       India                          113                 (-1)                 

3            (-)       Sri Lanka                   112                 (+1)                                 

4                       South Africa              110                                  

5            (-)       England                     108                 (+1)    

6            (-)       Pakistan                     101                 (+2)

7                       New Zealand               94                   

8            (-)       West Indies                 90                   (-1)                  

9             (-)      Bangladesh                  79                   (-1)  

10                     Zimbabwe                   55

11                     Ireland                         38

12         (-)        Afghanistan                 30                    (-2)

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 8 March after Asia Cup, West Indies v England and West Indies v Ireland)

Batsmen

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

   1           (+1)         Virat Kohli            Ind          881         52.16     886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

   2           (-1)          AB de Villiers        SA           872         49.46     883 v Ind at Cardiff 2013

   3           ( - )          George Bailey       Aus         856*!    53.12     856 v Eng at Adelaide 2014

   4           ( - )          Hashim Amla       SA           840         53.34     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

   5           ( - )          K Sangakkara      SL           833         40.45     853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014

   6           ( - )          MS Dhoni              Ind          783         53.28     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

   7           ( - )          Jonathan Trott     Eng         725         51.25     796 v SA at The Oval 2013

   8           (+3)         Shikhar Dhawan  Ind          723*      41.77     736 v WI at Kanpur 2013

   9           (-1)          T Dilshan               SL           717         37.67     767 v Pak at Sharjah 2013

  10         (-2)          Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak         715         44.38     744 v SL at Fatullah 2014

  11         (-1)          Ross Taylor          NZ          713!       40.07     713 v Ind at Wellington 2014

  12         (-1)          Kane Williamson NZ          688!       39.51     688 v Ind at Wellington 2014

  13         (+1)         Shane Watson      Aus         676         41.06     773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

  14         (+1)         Quinton de Kock SA           673*!    46.31     673 v Ind at Centurion 2013

  15         (-2)          Eoin Morgan        Ire/Eng   665         40.09     690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

  16         ( - )          Michael Clarke    Aus         660         44.66     750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

  17=       (-1)          M Hafeez              Pak          654         31.05     665 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

                (+4)         Ahmed Shehzad  Pak         654         34.40     670 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

  19         (+6)         Umar Akmal        Pak         652         38.57     702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012

  20         (-2)          Alastair Cook       Eng         638         38.17     752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

Selected Rankings

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

  22         (+1)         Rohit Sharma       Ind          627         35.69     672 v WI at Kochi 2013

  23         (-4)          Paul Stirling           Ire           620         36.84     693 v Pak at Dublin 2013

  28         (+4)         Angelo Mathews  SL           614!       37.17     614 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

  29         ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        613         34.99     683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

  31         (-1)          M Jayawardena   SL           593         33.17     738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001

  32         (+9)         Lendl Simmons    WI          588         32.20     629 v Ind at Visakhapatnam 2011

  35         (+8)         Mushfiqur Rahim                Ban        580         28.08     588 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

  37         (-4)          Kevin O'Brien       Ire           577         33.13     602 v Net at Amstelveen 2013

  39         (+29)      L Thirimanne       SL           573!       30.74     573 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

  40         (-2)          Nasir Hossain       Ban        570*      38.36     585 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

  42         (-3)          D Chandimal        SL           554         31.25     667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012

  43         (+29)      Joe Root                                Eng         549*      38.77     585 v SA at The Oval 2013

  44=       (+5)         Shahid Afridi        Pak         543         23.44     663 v Ind at Lahore 1997

                (-7)          Darren Bravo       WI          543         31.03     588 v Ind at Kanpur 2013

  50         (+15)      Dwayne Bravo     WI          530         26.13     531 v Eng at Antigua 2014

                (+12)      Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          530!       33.50     530 v Afg at Mirpur 2014

Bowlers

Rank    (+/-)        Player                Team       Pts          Ave      Econ      HS Rating

   1           ( - )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         789         22.25     4.14       810 v SA at Centurion 2013

   2           ( - )          Dale Steyn            SA           742         25.49     4.79       746 v Ind at Durban 2013

   3           ( - )          Sunil Narine          WI          714         26.97     4.19       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

   4           ( - )          Steven Finn           Eng         681         27.74     4.71       755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

   5           (+4)         Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          676         32.58     4.71       738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

   6           ( - )          L Tsotsobe            SA           674         24.96     4.75       743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

   7           ( - )          Morne Morkel      SA           673         23.54     4.78       717 v SL at East London 2012

   8           (-3)          James Anderson  Eng         669         29.11     4.97       719 v SA at The Oval 2013

   9           ( - )          Clint McKay         Aus         666         24.37     4.78       709 v Eng at Cardiff 2013

  10         (-2)          Rangana Herath  SL           651         32.24     4.31       703 v SA at Pallekele 2013

  11         (+1)         Mitchell Johnson Aus         639         25.88     4.85       724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

  12         (+3)         M Hafeez              Pak         637         35.60     4.06       769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

  13         ( - )          Kyle Mills              NZ          633         26.74     4.72       722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

  14         (+7)         R Ashwin               Ind          616         32.91     4.90       691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

  15         (-4)          Junaid Khan         Pak         613         24.37     4.99       655 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2013

  16         (+1)         Angelo Mathews  SL           608         35.64     4.50       649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

  17=       (-1)          Kemar Roach       WI          607         26.77     4.92       650 v Pak at St Lucia 2013

                (-4)          Abdur Razzak      Ban        607         28.69     4.53       679 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

                ( - )          Tim Southee         NZ          607         31.52     5.20       633 v Eng at Lord's 2013

  20         (-1)          Ryan McLaren    SA           605         28.11     5.11       617 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

Selected Rankings

Rank     (+/-)      Player                Team       Pts          Ave      Econ      HS Rating

  21         (-1)          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        601         29.60     4.30       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

  22         (+11)      Lasith Malinga     SL           599         26.87     5.15       675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

  23         (-1)          B Kumar               Ind          596*      37.32     4.74       628 v Aus at Nagpur 2013

  26         (+9)         M Shami               Ind          570*      28.96     5.82       583 v SL at Fatullah 2014

  31         (-8)          Ravi Rampaul     WI          561         30.17     5.11       628 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2011

  32=       (-1)          George Dockrell   Ire           559*!    28.11     4.20       559 v WI at Jamaica 2014

                (+8)         James Tredwell    Eng         559*      28.00     4.75       565 v Ire at Malahide 2013

  34         (+3)         S Senanayake      SL           557*      39.96     4.69       565 v Ind at Fatullah 2014

  35         (-10)       Shahid Afridi        Pak         554         33.89     4.62       673 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

  36=       (+5)         Amit Mishra         Ind          553*      22.77     4.42       570 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

                (-3)          Stuart Broad         Eng         553         28.37     5.22       701 v SA at Trent Bridge 2008

  38         (+1)         Tim Bresnan         Eng         543         35.20     5.45       605 v Ind at The Oval 2011

  41         (+5)         Ajantha Mendis   SL           521         20.50     4.43       648 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

  42         (-5)          Darren Sammy    WI          514         44.92     4.56       599 v Can at Jamaica 2010

  46         (-4)          M Mortaza           Ban        500         31.64     4.71       653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009

  47=       (+6)         Dwayne Bravo     WI          499         29.73     5.39       601 v SA at Antigua 2010

                (+15)      Suranga Lakmal  SL           499*!    30.88     5.56       499 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

All-rounders

Rank    (+/-)       Player                 Team       Pts        HS Rating

   1           ( - )          M Hafeez              Pak         417        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   2           (+1)         Angelo Mathews  SL           373!       373 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

   3           (-1)          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        368        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   4           ( - )          Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          358        378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013

   5           ( - )          Shane Watson      Aus         336        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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