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Bangladesh enjoys home comforts as India maintains ODI ranking after series sweep

Sarkar ascends batting rankings; Kumar climbs bowling rankings

Bangladesh enjoys home comforts as India maintains ODI ranking after series sweep
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The 2-1 triumph helped cement Bangladesh's ICC Champions Trophy 2017 qualification.
Bangladesh continued its recent fine run of home form in ODI cricket with an inaugural home series victory over South Africa on Wednesday to make it four successive home series victories.
 
The 2-1 triumph helped cement its ICC Champions Trophy 2017 qualification, as well as its seventh place position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings, and it has also closed the gap on sixth-placed England to two points, while the Proteas remain in fourth place but have dropped three rankings points to 109.
 
Following its 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe, India has maintained its second place ranking and still remains 14 points adrift of Australia who leads the field on 129 points.
 
Soumya Sarkar had a series he won’t forget in a hurry and his scores of 27, 88 not out and 90 propelled Bangladesh to victory and also vaulted the 22-year-old 35 places in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen to a career high 15th on 671 points. Another upward mover for the hosts was Nasir Hossain who has moved up one place to 37th

The top 10 remains unchanged which means that AB de Villiers in first position, and captain Hashim Amla in third, are the leading batsmen for South Africa. Faf du Plessis has gained one place to 17th after scoring 110 runs in the series.

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Shakib Al Hasan has moved up one place to seventh and now lies just one place, and three points, behind Australia’s Mitchell Johnson. Shakib joined his captain Mashrafe Mortaza in claiming their 200th ODI wickets in the third ODI in Chittagong and Mortaza has now moved up two places to 26th. But the biggest movers were Rubel Hossain (up 15 places to 40th), Mustafizur Rahman (up 19 to 69th), Mahmudullah (up 15 to 75th) and Nasir Hossain (up 18 to a career high 92nd). 

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir has dropped three places to fifth in a disappointing series for the South Africa attack this time around, with no front line bowlers making upward progressions in the top 100.
 
Shakib retains his number one spot in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders on 418 points, 17 clear of Sri Lanka’s Tillikaratne Dilshan.
 
Zimbabwe v India
 
Meanwhile, following India’s 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe which concluded earlier this week, a number of players on both sides have made significant gains.
 
In the Batting ranks, Suresh Raina has moved up one place to 19th, but the biggest mover in the series was Zimbabwe’s Chamu Chibhabha whose 157 runs in the three games (including two half centuries and a top score of 82) vaulted the 28-year-old 33 places to 89th

India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has climbed four places to 12th in the Bowling rankings after taking five wickets for 80 in the series. There were also gains for his team-mates Akshar Patel (up 18 to a career high 47th), Mohit Sharma (up seven places to 51st) and Harbhajan Singh who lies just outside the top 100 in 101st position, but has climbed a noteworthy 154 places. For Zimbabwe, Tendai Chatara (up one to 31st) and Prosper Utseya (up one to 37th), were the chief movers.
 
With the Sri Lanka and Pakistan series finely poised at one-all with three ODIs to go, there is expected to be further movement in the rankings table over the coming weeks.
 
Forthcoming matches:
 
Sri Lanka v Pakistan
19 July – Third ODI, Colombo
22 July – Fourth ODI, Colombo
26 July – Fifth ODI, Hambantota
 
ICC ODI Championship table (as on 16 July, after 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka-Pakistan and following Bangladesh-South Africa and Zimbabwe-India series):
 
Rank   Team             Points
1          Australia          129
2          India                115
3          New Zealand   112
4          South Africa    109
5          Sri Lanka         105
6          England            98
7          Bangladesh       96
8          West Indies      88
9          Pakistan           88
10        Ireland             50
11        Zimbabwe       43
12        Afghanistan     41
 
(Developed by David Kendix)
 
ICC ODI PLAYER RANKINGS (as on 16 July, after 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka-Pakistan and following Bangladesh-South Africa and Zimbabwe-India series):
 
Batsmen (top 10)
 
Rank     (+/-)     Player               Team       Pts         Ave        HS Rating
   1           ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA           889        53.65     902 v NZ at Auckland 2015
   2           ( - )          K. Sangakkara     SL           851        41.98     861 v Sco at Hobart 2015
   3           ( - )          Hashim Amla       SA           806        54.17     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
   4           ( - )          Virat Kohli            Ind          790        50.66     886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014
   5           ( - )          T. Dilshan              SL           788        39.68     802 v Sco at Hobart 2015
   6           ( - )          K. Williamson       NZ          786         47.41     789 v Aus at Auckland 2015
  7            ( - )          S. Dhawan            Ind          765        44.41     794 v SA at Melbourne 2015
   8           ( - )          Ross Taylor          NZ          732        43.03     736 v Eng at Southampton 2015
   9           ( - )          MS Dhoni              Ind          723        52.24     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
  10         ( - )          Glenn Maxwell     Aus         720        35.05     724 v Pak at Adelaide 2015

Selected rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)     Player                  Team       Pts         Ave        HS Rating
  15         (+35)      Soumya Sarkar    Ban        671*!    49.42     671 v SA at Chittagong 2015
  17         (+1)         F. du Plessis           SA           666        37.16     703 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014
  19         (+1)         Suresh Raina        Ind          652        36.18     669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013
  21         ( - )          M. Rahim              Ban        649        31.10     663 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
  23         (-7)          Q. de Kock            SA           640        37.22     749 v Aus at Sydney 2014
  26         (-3)          David Miller          SA           629        37.55     635 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
29          (-1)          Tamim Iqbal        Ban        610        31.37     637 v WI at Khulna 2012
  31         ( - )          S. Al Hasan           Ban        606        35.33     683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012
  34         (-1)          JP Duminy            SA           593        39.51     668 v Net at Mohali 2011
  37         (+1)         Nasir Hossain       Ban        570        34.00     585 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
  89         (+33)      J. Chibhabha        Zim         428         24.35     458 v SL at Harare 2008

Bowlers (top 10)
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                Team       Pts          Ave                      HS Rating
   1           ( - )          Mitchell Starc       Aus         783!       18.33     4.70       783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
   2           (+1)         Trent Boult           NZ          727*      24.08     4.64       738 v Eng at The Oval 2015
   3           (+2)         Sunil Narine          WI          709        26.49     4.10       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
   4           ( - )          Dale Steyn            SA           706        25.57     4.81       746 v Ind at Durban 2013
   5           (-3)          Imran Tahir          SA           704        21.54     4.40       735 v SL at Sydney 2015
   6           ( - )          M. Johnson           Aus         693        25.26     4.83       724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
   7           (+1)         S. Al Hasan           Ban        690        28.35     4.30       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
   8           (-1)          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         675        22.73     4.18       810 v SA at Centurion 2013
   9           (+2)         James Anderson  Eng         650        29.22     4.92       719 v SA at The Oval 2013
  10         (-1)          Morne Morkel      SA           646        24.19     4.92       717 v SL at East London 2012

Selected rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)     Player                   Team      Pts         Ave                         HS Rating
 12          (+4)         B. Kumar              Ind          639        34.71     4.55       657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014
  26         (+2)         M. Mortaza          Ban        560        30.88     4.74       653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009
  30         ( - )          Ryan McLaren    SA           547        27.28     5.24       681 v Zim at Bulawayo 2014
  31         (+1)         Tendai Chatara   Zim         544*      34.29     5.20       562 v Ire at Hobart 2015
  37         (+1)         Prosper Utseya     Zim         522        46.24     4.35       663 v Ban at Harare 2006
  40         (+15)      Rubel Hossain      Ban        511         32.71     5.59       514 v Pak at Mirpur 2011
  47         (+18)      Akshar Patel         Ind          492*!    26.60     4.59       492 v Zim at Harare 2015
  51         (+7)         Mohit Sharma      Ind          487*      30.96     5.16       495 v Aus at Sydney 2015
  69         (+19)      M. Rahman          Ban        456*!    12.61     4.25       456 v SA at Chittagong 2015
  70         (-1)          JP Duminy            SA           451        40.57     5.11       469 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
  75         (+15)      Mahmudullah      Ban        432        43.30     5.07       480 v SL at Mirpur 2014
  92         (+18)      Nasir Hossain       Ban        406*!    43.26     4.64       406 v SA at Chittagong 2015
101         (+154)    Harbhajan Singh Ind          378*      33.31     3.66       735 v WI at Barbados 2002
 
All-rounders
 
Rank     (+/-)      Player                       Team     Pts         HS Rating
  1            ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan                 Ban        418        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
   2           ( - )          T. Dilshan                              SL           401        415 v Sco at Hobart 2015
   3           ( - )          Angelo Mathews                  SL           386        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
   4           (+1)         Mohammad Hafeez           Pak         366        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
   5           (-1)          James Faulkner                    Aus         361*/!   361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

*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