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De Kock, Finch, Faulkner and Smith big movers in ODI rankings

Sri Lanka and England aims for upward movement

De Kock, Finch, Faulkner and Smith big movers in ODI rankings - Cricket News
Quinton de Kock of South Africa has risen to a career high seventh position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen.

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South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and a trio of Australia batsmen – Aaron Finch, James Faulkner and Steven Smith - have made advances in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen , which were releasedon Monday, a day after the four-time world champion won the series 4-1 to move ahead of India in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings.

De Kock’s 109 on Sunday, his sixth ODI century in 36 matches which later earned him the man of the match award, has moved to a career-high seventh position, a rise of two places.

Australia opener Aaron Finch, who finished as the third highest run-getter in the series behind AB de Villiers (271) and Steven Smith (254) with 250 runs that included scores of 109 and 76 in the third and fifth ODIs, has vaulted six places to 15th. He’s now six ratings points behind Faf du Plessis of South Africa, who has slipped one place to 14th.

There were also positive movements for James Faulkner (up four places to 40th) and Steven Smith, who has vaulted 31 places to 50th after a consistent run of 10, 73 not out, 104 and 67, respectively, in his four appearances in the series. Smith was declared the player of the series.

De Villiers has strengthened his grip on the number-one batting ranking by extending his advantage of India’s Virat Kohli to 25 ratings points, with third-ranked Hashim Amla another 34 ratings points behind.

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is the biggest mover in the latest rankings, as he has rocketed 12 places to ninth spot. Shakib is involved in his country’s five-ODI series against Bangladesh.

From the Australia-South Africa series, Mitchell Starc is the highest mover, jumping three places to a career-high 34th position, while Faulkner also moved three places to 48th.

Sri Lanka v England

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka and England have an opportunity to gain vital rankings points when they go head to head in the first of seven One-Day Internationals (ODIs) that starts on Wednesday in Colombo.

Fourth-placed Sri Lanka currently holds a one-point lead over England, and can further increase its lead while also reducing the gap with third place South Africa. A seven-nil series win for Sri Lanka will put it ahead of South Africa by a fraction of a point and open up a 12-point gap over England, while a 6-1 win would see it remain in fourth place on 111 points, and hold a nine-point lead over England.

In a sharp contrast, if England wins the series seven-nil, it would rise two places to third on 113 rankings points, four adrift of joint leaders Australia and India. A 6-1 win would see England leapfrog Sri Lanka into fourth place on 111 ratings points, one ratings point behind third-ranked South Africa.

Meanwhile, on the eve of the series, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakarra is the highest-ranked batsman from either side in the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen. The 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman lies in fifth place, and he will be looking to gain ground on India’s Shikhar Dhawan who is a single rating point ahead of him. The next best-ranked Sri Lanka batsmen are Tillakaratne Dilshan (9th) and Angelo Mathews (10th).

For England, Eoin Morgan (22nd), Cook (23rd) and Ian Bell (27th) are the top-ranked batsmen and will be aiming to head in the upward direction.

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Lancashire paceman James Anderson is the highest-ranked bowler on either side in fourth place, four places above his team-mate Steven Finn who lies in eighth position. Sri Lanka’s highest-ranked bowler is Rangana Herath (16th) while Mathews lies in 22nd place.

Ahead of the start of the series, in-form Mathews holds a nine-point advantage at the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders, with his team-mate Tillakaratne Dilshan in fifth 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 Fixtures:

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

26 Nov – Third ODI, Mirpur

28 Nov – Fourth ODI, Mirpur

1 Dec – Fifth ODI, Mirpur

Sri Lanka v England

26 Nov – First ODI, Colombo

29 Nov – Second ODI, Colombo

3 Dec – Third ODI, Hambantota

7 Dec – Fourth ODI, Colombo

10 Dec – Fifth ODI, Pallekele

13 Dec – Sixth ODI, Pallekele

16 Dec – Seventh ODI, Colombo

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 24 November, after Australia-South Africa series and ahead of Sri Lanka-England series):

Batsmen

Rank     (+/-)       Player                 Team     Points   Average   Highest Ranking

   1         ( - )        AB de Villiers     SA         887       51.50    891 v Aus at Melbourne 2014

   2         ( - )        Virat Kohli          Ind         862       52.61    886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

   3         ( - )        Hashim Amla      SA         828       53.18    901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

   4         (+1)       Shikhar Dhawan  Ind         777       45.46    785 v SL at Hyderabad 2014

   5         (+1)       K. Sangakkara     SL          776       39.99    853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014

   6         (-2)        George Bailey     Aus        771       44.20    867 v SA at Harare 2014

   7         (+2)       Quinton de Kock SA         749*!    43.58    749 v Aus at Sydney 2014

   8         (-1)        MS Dhoni            Ind         738       52.85    836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

   9         (-1)        T. Dilshan            SL          731       37.92    767 v Pak at Sharjah 2013

  10        ( - )        Angelo Mathews SL          706!      40.87    706 v Ind at Ranchi 2014

Selected Rankings

Rank    (+/-)        Player                Team     Points   Average    Highest Ranking

  14        (-1)        F. du Plessis        SA         657       34.40    703 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014

  15        (+6)       Aaron Finch         Aus        651*!    37.25    651 v SA at Sydney 2014

  17        (+1)       Shane Watson      Aus        648       40.75    773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

  22        ( - )        Eoin Morgan       Ire/Eng  619       38.26    690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

  23        ( - )        Alastair Cook      Eng        618       37.62    752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

  27        ( - )        Ian Bell                Eng        606       36.82    702 v Ind at Edgbaston 2007

  29        (+1)       Joe Root               Eng        602*!    36.48    602 v Ind at Headingley 2014

  30        (+1)       M. Jayawardene  SL          601       33.15    738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001

  33        (-4)        JP Duminy           SA         597       39.24    668 v Net at Mohali 2011

  34        (-8)        Glenn Maxwell    Aus        592*     29.70    634 v Zim at Harare 2014

  35        ( - )        Jos Buttler           Eng        591*!    31.74    591 v Ind at Headingley 2014

  40        (+4)       James Faulkner   Aus        576*!    44.66    576 v SA at Sydney 2014

  41        (-5)        David Warner      Aus        573       31.40    589 v Eng at Lord's 2012

  45        ( - )        L. Thirimanne     SL          544       30.32    573 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

  50        (+31)     Steven Smith       Aus        528*!    31.79    528 v SA at Sydney 2014

Bowling

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

   1         ( - )        Saeed Ajmal        Pak        770       22.18    4.13      810 v SA at Centurion 2013

   2         ( - )        Sunil Narine        WI         753       26.49    4.10      791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

   3         ( - )        Dale Steyn           SA         699       25.65    4.83      746 v Ind at Durban 2013

   4         ( - )        James Anderson  Eng        690       29.10    4.94      719 v SA at The Oval 2013

   5         ( - )        M. Johnson          Aus        680       25.72    4.82      724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

   6         ( - )        M. Hafeez            Pak        647       35.01    4.06      769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   7         (+1)       B. Kumar             Ind         641       36.59    4.60      657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014

   8         (+1)       Steven Finn         Eng        640       28.41    4.74      755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

   9=       (+1)       Ravindra Jadeja   Ind         638       32.29    4.79      738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

              (+12)     Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        638       28.43    4.28      717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

Selected Rankings

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

  11        (-4)        Morne Morkel     SA         632       24.27    4.94      717 v SL at East London 2012

  12        ( - )        James Tredwell   Eng        629*     25.85    4.77      642 v Ind at Trent Bridge 2014

  16        ( - )        Rangana Herath   SL          616       31.85    4.36      703 v SA at Pallekele 2013

  22        (+1)       Angelo Mathews SL          595       35.69    4.55      649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

  24        (-7)        Ryan McLaren     SA         593       27.28    5.24      681 v Zim at Bulawayo 2014

  25=      (+1)       Lasith Malinga    SL          585       27.21    5.21      675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

              ( - )        Imran Tahir         SA         585*     21.17    4.33      612 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014

  34        (+3)       Mitchell Starc     Aus        553*     22.48    5.01      556 v SA at Melbourne 2014

  43=      ( - )        Ajantha Mendis   SL          526       20.77    4.59      648 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

              ( - )        Stuart Broad        Eng        526       28.37    5.22      701 v SA at Trent Bridge 2008

  46=      (+1)       Tim Bresnan        Eng        516       35.20    5.45      605 v Ind at The Oval 2011

              (-1)        Wayne Parnell     SA         516       30.20    5.51      534 v Zim at Bulawayo 2014

  48        (+3)       James Faulkner   Aus        509*     32.63    5.66      530 v Zim at Harare 2014

  49        (-1)        N. Kulasekara      SL          505       34.11    4.78      727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
  

All-rounders

Rank     (+/-)       Player               Team     Points    Highest Ranking

   1         ( - )        Angelo Mathews SL          420!      420 v Ind at Ranchi 2014

   2         ( - )        M. Hafeez            Pak        411       438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   3         ( - )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        389       453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   4         ( - )        Ravindra Jadeja   Ind         336       378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013

   5         ( - )        T. Dilshan            SL          312       373 v NZ at Hambantota 2013

*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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