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England players charge up the rankings following series win over Pakistan

Buttler becomes his side’s second highest-ranked ODI batsman after returning to the top 20

England players charge up the rankings following series win over Pakistan - Cricket News
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 20: England celebrate winning the One Day International series between Pakistan and England at Dubai Cricket Stadium on November 20, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
England’s commanding performance in the ODI series against Pakistan is clearly reflected in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings, which has seen a number of its players make upward movements.
 
In the ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen, England’s Jos Buttler has returned to the top 20 to be in 17th position after rising six places. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who also played in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2010 in New Zealand, scored 177 runs in four matches, including a breath-taking 116 not out in the fourth ODI.
 
By virtue of this rise, Buttler has become England’s second highest-ranked batsman, one place behind Joe Root who has slipped to 16th after scoring 145 runs. The two batsmen are now separated by just 13 points.
 
James Taylor is the other England batsman who has stormed up the charts. The 25-year-old was the sixth most successful run-getter in the series with 149 runs, for which he has been rewarded with a jump of 21 places that has put him in a career-best 36th spot.
 
England opener Jason Roy has vaulted 12 places to 88th, following his series aggregate of 163 runs, while his partner Alex Hales has shot up 27 places to 97th after scoring 171 runs in the series.
 
The only good news for Pakistan in the batting table is the rise of Mohammad Hafeez, captain Azhar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed.
 
Hafeez, who finished as the leading run-getter with 184 runs, has moved up three places to 26th, Azhar Ali has gained 12 places and is now in 40th position while Sarfraz is in the 67th spot after climbing 17 places.
 
There is no change in the top 10, which is headed by South Africa captain AB de Villiers, followed by Virat Kohli of India and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.
 
In the ICC Player Rankings of ODI bowlers, England’s Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid have achieved career-best rankings.
 
Moeen Ali, following his six wickets in the series, has broken into the top 20 for the first time in his career. After rising 12 places, he is now in 18th spot. Woakes has rocketed 36 places to be 38th after finishing as the series’ most successful bowler with eight wickets, and Rashid has charged up 21 places to 62nd position after taking four wickets.
 
For Pakistan, Mohammad Irfan has moved up two places to 12th after finishing with seven wickets in the series, Wahab Riaz has gained 12 places and is now in 39th position, while Yasir Shah is on a career-high 58th spot after climbing 17 places.  
 
The bowling list is headed by the West Indies’ Sunil Narine. He is followed by Australia’s Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult of New Zealand.
 
In the all-rounders’ list, Hafeez has moved up one place to third in the only change in the top five, while Moeen Ali has entered the top 10 for the first time in ninth position (up by three places).
 
Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh leads the all-rounders’ chart.
 
In the ICC ODI Team Rankings, both England and Pakistan have retained their pre-series rankings of sixth and eighth, respectively, but England has gained one point to move to 101 while Pakistan has dropped one point to slip to 87.
 
ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 21 November, after Pakistan-England ODI series)
 
Rank   Team        Points
1          Australia    127
2          India        114
3          South Africa    112
4          New Zealand    109
5          Sri Lanka    105
6          England        101
7          Bangladesh    96
8          Pakistan        87
9          West Indies    86
10        Zimbabwe    46
11        Ireland        46
12        Afghanistan    45
 
(Developed by David Kendix)
 
ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 21 November, after Pakistan-England ODI series)
 
Batsmen (top 10)
 
Rank     (+/-)    Player        Team    Pts    Ave    HS Rating
  1     ( - )    AB de Villiers    SA    900     54.21    902 v NZ at Auckland 2015
  2     ( - )    Virat Kohli    Ind    804     50.60    886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014
  3     ( - )    Kane Williamson    NZ    788    48.02    798 v SA at Centurion 2015
  4     ( - )    T. Dilshan    SL    780     39.62    802 v Sco at Hobart 2015
  5     ( - )    Hashim Amla    SA    776    52.70    901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
  6     ( - )    MS Dhoni    Ind    741     52.26    836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
  7     ( - )    Shikhar Dhawan    Ind    730    42.93    794 v SA at Melbourne 2015
  8     ( - )    Ross Taylor    NZ    728     43.91    743 v Zim at Harare 2015
  9     ( - )    Glenn Maxwell    Aus    717     34.88    724 v Pak at Adelaide 2015
 10=    ( - )    Faf du Plessis    SA    715!    39.65    715 v Ind at Mumbai 2015
        ( - )    Quinton de Kock    SA    715     39.86    749 v Aus at Sydney 2014
 
Other selected rankings (top 50)
 
Rank     (+/-)    Player        Team    Pts    Avge    HS Rating
 16     (-1)    Joe Root        Eng    675     41.90    712 v NZ at Trent Bridge 2015  
 17     (+6)    Jos Buttler    Eng    662     34.97    680 v NZ at Edgbaston 2015
 21    ( - )    Eoin Morgan    Ire/Eng    643     37.83    690 v Aus at The Oval 2010
 26     (+3)    M. Hafeez    Pak    620     32.13    665 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
 35     (-4)    Ahmed Shehzad    Pak    580     34.51    670 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
 36     (+21)    James Taylor    Eng    576*    42.23    586 v Pak at Sharjah 2015
 40    (+12)    Azhar Ali    Pak    553*    43.82    562 v SL at Hambantota 2015
 
Bowlers (top 10)
 
Rank     (+/-)    Player        Team    Pts    Avge    HS Rating
  1     ( - )    Sunil Narine    WI    734     26.05    4.07    791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
  2     ( - )    Mitchell Starc    Aus    713     19.65    4.85    783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
  3     ( - )    Trent Boult    NZ    705*    24.08    4.64    738 v Eng at The Oval 2015
  4     ( - )    Shakib Al Hasan    Ban    699     27.89    4.30    717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
  5     ( - )    Imran Tahir    SA    688    22.94    4.49    735 v SL at Sydney 2015
  6     ( - )    Dale Steyn    SA    682     25.93    4.86    746 v Ind at Durban 2013
  7     ( - )    Mitchell Johnson    Aus    672     25.26    4.83    724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
  8     ( - )    Morne Morkel    SA    666     23.98    4.90    717 v SL at East London 2012
  9     ( - )    Saeed Ajmal    Pak    642     22.73    4.18    810 v SA at Centurion 2013
 10     ( - )    R. Ashwin    Ind    640     31.27    4.81    691 v SL at Hambantota 2012
 
Other selected rankings (top 50)
 
Rank     (+/-)    Player        Team    Pts    Avge    HS Rating
 12     (+2)    Mohammad Irfan    Pak    620        31.02    4.88    641 v UAE at Napier 2015
 18     (+12)    Moeen Ali    Eng    585*!        36.42    4.81    585 v Pak at Dubai 2015
 38     (+36)    Chris Woakes    Eng    516        34.27    5.79    524 v Pak at Sharjah 2015
 39     (+12)    Wahab Riaz    Pak    508        30.49    5.52    522 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2015
 
All-rounders (top three)
 
Rank    (+/-)    Player        Team    Pts    HS Rating
  1     ( - )    Shakib Al Hasan    Ban    416    453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
  2     ( - )    T. Dilshan    SL    366    415 v Sco at Hobart 2015
  3=    (+1)    M. Hafeez    Pak    356    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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