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Pakistan retains pre-series points after win against Zimbabwe

Pakistan stay on 87 points with Zimbabwe two places and 43 points behind in 11th position

Pakistan retains pre-series points after win against Zimbabwe - Cricket News
Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez (R) plays a shot as Zimbabwean wicketkeeper Richmond Mutumbami looks on.

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Ninth-ranked Pakistan has stayed in touching distance of seventh-ranked West Indies and eighth-ranked Bangladesh in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings after completing a 2-0 series victory over Zimbabwe in Lahore.

With Sunday’s third ODI washed out, Azhar Ali’s men have stayed on 87 points with Zimbabwe two places and 43 points behind in 11th position. West Indies and Bangladesh are on 88 points each but the West Indies is ranked above the Asian side by a fraction of a point.

With Bangladesh to host India for three ODIs later this month and Pakistan to play five ODIs in Sri Lanka in July, the battle for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 remains tight as England plus the seven next highest-ranked sides on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings as on 30 September 2015 will progress to the tournament, which will be staged in the UK from 1 to 19 June.

There were some notable performances in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen with home side’s Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez rising two places to 32nd, captain Azhar Ali vaulting 24 places to a career-high 56th after scoring 227 runs and Haris Sohail moving up 17 places to 57th spot.

For Zimbabwe, Elton Chigumbura has risen one place to 59th after scoring 117 runs in his only game of the series, while Sikandar Raza has moved up 15 places to a career-high 77th after scoring 136 runs in the series, which included his second career century (100 not out) in Friday’s second match of the series.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Hafeez has fallen eight places to 25th, however, his team-mate Wahab Riaz has continued his ascent and has risen 13 places to 52nd. There was also a career-high gain for Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams, who is now in 78th position, up seven places, after claiming series figures of three for 65.

Hafeez is the highest-ranked all-rounder coming out of the series. He has remained in fifth place, 18 points behind Australia’s James Faulkner, with Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan continuing to lead the way in first place.

Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 1 June, at end of Pakistan-Zimbabwe series):

Rank     Team               Rating     

1            Australia              129       

2            India                     117     

3            New Zealand      116

4            South Africa       112       

5            Sri Lanka             106       

6            England                94         

7            West Indies          88         

8            Bangladesh          88         

9            Pakistan               87         

10          Ireland                 50        

11          Zimbabwe          44         

12          Afghanistan       41       

(Developed by David Kendix)

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 1 June, at end of Pakistan-Zimbabwe series):

Batsmen

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

  1            ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA           902!       53.65     902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

   2           ( - )          K. Sangakkara     SL           860        41.98     861 v Sco at Hobart 2015

   3           ( - )          Hashim Amla       SA           828        55.26     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

   4           ( - )          Virat Kohli            Ind          822        51.47     886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

   5           ( - )          T. Dilshan              SL           793        39.65     802 v Sco at Hobart 2015

   6           ( - )          Shikhar Dhawan  Ind          756        43.98     794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

   7           ( - )          Kane Williamson NZ          733        44.76     789 v Aus at Auckland 2015

   8           ( - )          MS Dhoni              Ind          731        52.46     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

   9           ( - )          Glenn Maxwell     Aus         720        35.05     724 v Pak at Adelaide 2015

  10         ( - )          George Bailey       Aus         697        42.02     867 v SA at Harare 2014 

 Selected Rankings

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

  32         (+2)         M. Hafeez             Pak         591        31.12     665 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

  49         (-5)          Sean Williams      Zim         547        33.78     556 v Ind at Auckland 2015            

  54         (+1)         H. Masakadza     Zim         529        28.20     566 v Ban at Mirpur 2009

  56         (+24)      Azhar Ali               Pak         525*!    52.23     525 v Zim at Lahore 2015

  57         (+17)      Haris Sohail          Pak         517*      43.00     520 v Zim at Lahore 2015

  59         (+1)         E. Chigumbura     Zim         510        25.60     554 v SA at Bulawayo 2007

  77         (+15)      Sikandar Raza     Zim         468*!    31.07     468 v Pak at Lahore 2015

  94         (+3)         Sarfraz Ahmed    Pak         412*      27.34     417 v Ban at Mirpur 2015   


Bowling

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

   1           ( - )          Mitchell Starc       Aus         783!       18.33     4.70       783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

   2           ( - )          Imran Tahir          SA           734*      20.51     4.35       735 v SL at Sydney 2015

   3           ( - )          Dale Steyn            SA           717        25.57     4.81       746 v Ind at Durban 2013

   4           ( - )          Sunil Narine          WI          709        26.49     4.10       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

   5=        ( - )          M. Johnson           Aus         693        25.26     4.83       724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

                ( - )          Trent Boult           NZ          693*!    25.00     4.57       693 v Aus at Melbourne 2015

   7           (-2)          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         682        22.73     4.18       810 v SA at Centurion 2013

   8           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        676        28.25     4.31       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   9           ( - )          James Anderson  Eng         667        29.22     4.92       719 v SA at The Oval 2013

  10         ( - )          Morne Morkel      SA           666        23.98     4.90       717 v SL at East London 2012 

 

Selected Rankings

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

  25         (-8)          M. Hafeez             Pak         581        35.73     4.08       769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

  39         ( - )          Prosper Utseya     Zim         520        46.28     4.35       663 v Ban at Harare 2006

  51         (-6)          Junaid Khan         Pak         493        27.52     5.27       655 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2013

  52         (+13)      Wahab Riaz         Pak         492        29.83     5.59       501 v Zim at Lahore 2015

  78         (+7)         Sean Williams      Zim         420!       57.79     5.03       420 v Pak at Lahore 2015
  

All-rounders

Rank     (+/-)         Player                Team     Points                       Highest Ranking

  1            ( - )          T. Dilshan              SL           404                        415 v Sco at Hobart 2015

   2           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        398                        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   3           ( - )          Angelo Mathews  SL           378                       427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

   4           ( - )          James Faulkner    Aus         361*/ !                  361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

   5           ( - )          M. Hafeez             Pak         343                       438 v Ind at Kolkata 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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