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Williamson breaks into top 10 for the first time in his career

Williamson, who led New Zealand in the absence of Brendon McCullum, finished the series against Pakistan as the top scorer with 346 runs and has been rewarded with a jump of three places

Williamson breaks into top 10 for the first time in his career - Cricket News
Kane Williamson is in the ninth place and has leapfrogged Ross Taylor, who has stayed in 11th position.
Irfan achieves career-best ranking as Shahid Afridi becomes fifth-ranked all-rounder
 
New Zealand swaps places with Pakistan in Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings
 
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Kane Williamson of New Zealand and Mohammad Irfan of Pakistan have achieved career-best rankings in the Reliance ICC ODI Players Rankings following the conclusion of the five-match One-Day International series between their teams in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
 
Williamson, who led New Zealand in the absence of Brendon McCullum, finished the series as the top scorer with 346 runs and has been rewarded with a jump of three places in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen. This has put him in ninth place, the highest he has been since making his ODI debut in August 2010.
 
Williamson, who captained New Zealand in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2008 in Malaysia, also became the top-ranked batsman from his side, leapfrogging Ross Taylor, who has stayed in 11th position in the which latest rankings which were released on Sunday.
 
Fast bowler Irfan is the other player who has achieved a career-best ranking. The lanky left-armer took nine wickets in the series, which has helped him rise 11 places to 16th in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers. He is now the only Pakistan fast bowler to feature inside the top 20.
 
New Zealand’s Matt Henry was the leading wicket-taker in the series with 13 wickets and, with those returns, he has rocketed 78 places to sit just outside the top 50 in 58th position.


 
Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi is the biggest mover in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI All-Rounders. The veteran of 389 ODIs backed up his eight wickets in the series with 205 runs, which has put him in in 18th position in the bowling table (up by 19 places) and 44th position in the batting chart (up by 13 places), respectively. When these performances are taken together, they give him a lift of four places in the all-rounders’ category and a number-five ranking.
 
Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings, New Zealand’s 3-2 series victory has allowed it to join Pakistan at 97 ratings points. However, when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then New Zealand is ranked above Pakistan and, as such, this means that the two sides have swapped places on the table.
 
Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 21 December, after Pakistan-New Zealand ODI series)
 
1.     Australia                     117
2.     India                            117
3.     South Africa               112
4.     Sri Lanka                    110
5.     England                       104
6.     New Zealand               97 (+1)
7.     Pakistan                      97 (-1)
8.     West Indies                 96
9.     Bangladesh                 75
10.  Zimbabwe                   53
11.  Afghanistan                42
12.  Ireland                         33
 
(Developed by David Kendix)
 
Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 21 December, after Pakistan-New Zealand ODI series)
 
Batsmen
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points    Ave        HS Rating
   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         ( - )        K Sangakkara      SL          811        40.64    853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014
   5         ( - )        Shikhar Dhawan  Ind         777        45.46    785 v SL at Hyderabad 2014
   6         ( - )        George Bailey     Aus        771        44.20    867 v SA at Harare 2014
   7         (+2)       T Dilshan             SL          750        38.31    767 v Pak at Sharjah 2013
   8         (-1)        Quinton de Kock SA         749*!    43.58    749 v Aus at Sydney 2014
   9         (+3)       Kane Williamson NZ         746!      43.51    746 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2014
  10        (-2)        MS Dhoni            Ind         738       52.85    836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

Selected Rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points    Ave        HS Rating
  11        ( - )        Ross Taylor         NZ         722!      41.26    722 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2014
  14        (-1)        Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak        658        42.83    744 v SL at Fatullah 2014
  18        ( - )        Ahmed Shehzad  Pak        649        34.81    670 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
  22        (-2)        M Hafeez             Pak        626        30.94    665 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
  27        (-2)        Martin Guptill     NZ         598        37.85    684 v Zim at Napier 2012
  31        (-8)        Umar Akmal        Pak        592        35.94    702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012
  44        (+13)     Shahid Afridi       Pak        556        23.49    663 v Ind at Lahore 1997
  56        (+7)       Luke Ronchi        Aus/NZ  517*     30.14    519 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2014
  70        (-15)      Corey Anderson  NZ         491*     36.69    604 v Ind at Hamilton 2014
  73        (-5)        Nasir Jamshed     Pak        483        33.64    589 v SA at Bloemfontein 2013 

Bowlers
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points    Ave        HS Rating
   1         (+1)       Sunil Narine        WI         753        26.49    791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
   2         (-1)        Saeed Ajmal        Pak        751       22.18    810 v SA at Centurion 2013
   3         ( - )        Dale Steyn           SA         699        25.65    746 v Ind at Durban 2013
   4=       ( - )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        680        27.92    717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
              ( - )        Mitchell Johnson Aus        680        25.72    724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
   6         ( - )        James Anderson  Eng        666        29.10    719 v SA at The Oval 2013
   7         ( - )        S Senanayake      SL          644*     32.46    647 v Eng at Pallekele 2014
   8         ( - )        B Kumar              Ind         641        36.59    657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014
   9         ( - )        Ravindra Jadeja   Ind         638        32.29    738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
  10        (-3)        M Hafeez             Pak        634        35.01    769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

Selected Rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points    Ave        HS Rating
  16        (+11)     Mohammad Irfan Pak        616        29.51    621 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014
  18        (+19)     Shahid Afridi       Pak        611        33.89    673 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
  22        (-8)        Kyle Mills           NZ         604        26.94    722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009
  63        (-7)        Umar Gul             Pak        459        28.98    638 v WI at Mirpur 2011
  58        (+78)     Matt Henry          NZ         477*!    15.26    477 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2014
 
All-rounders
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points    HS Rating
  1          ( - )        Angelo Mathews SL          409       427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
   2         (+1)       Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        403       453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
   3         (-1)        M Hafeez             Pak        397       438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
   4         ( - )        T Dilshan             SL          388!      388 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
   5         (+4)       Shahid Afridi       Pak        340       383 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

*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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