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Opportunity for England to move ahead of Sri Lanka in ODI team rankings

Eighth-ranked West Indies rises to 93 points, now eyes seventh position.

Opportunity for England to move ahead of Sri Lanka in ODI team rankings

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England is currently in sixth position on 103 points, two behind Sri Lanka.
England will aim to move ahead of fifth-ranked Sri Lanka in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings when the two sides go head to head in a five-match ODI series in Nottingham on Tuesday, 21 June. 

England is currently in sixth position on 103 points, two behind Sri Lanka, and requires a 4-1 series win to leapfrog Sri Lanka. A 5-0 sweep of the series will mean England will finish on 108 points as compared to Sri Lanka’s 100 points. 

On the other side of the coin, if Sri Lanka wins all the five matches of the series, then it will join India on 110 points but will be ranked ahead of India when the points are calculated beyond the decimal point. A 3-2 series will gain one points, while England will drop one point.

The ODI predictor function is available here. Unlike the Test table, the ODI and T20I team rankings are updated after each match.

Meanwhile, the West Indies has gained five valuable points and has moved to 93 points after winning a match each against world champion Australia and South Africa in the ongoing tri-series in the Caribbean. The West Indies had started the series on 88 points and can potentially move ahead of seventh-ranked Bangladesh if it remains unbeaten in its forthcoming matches.



As England along with the next seven highest ranked sides as on 30 September 2017 will qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, every point earned in the lead up to the cut-off date is extremely crucial and vital. And more importantly for the teams bunched in the middle of the pack, with fifth-ranked Sri Lanka separated by ninth-ranked Pakistan by 18 points. 

After seven matches of the tri-series, number-one ranked Australia is on 122 points after dropping two points, while third-ranked South Africa is on 111 after dropping one point. If South Africa loses to the West Indies on Friday, 24 June, then it will end up on 110 points and a fraction of a point behind India.

Meanwhile in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, there have been changes in the top 10 of the batting table. 

Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and New Zealand team-mates Kane Williamson of New Zealand and Martin Guptill have benefitted from Rohit Sharma’s absence from the series against Zimbabwe and Quinton de Kock’s ordinary form to rise up the chart. Dilshan and Williamson now share fourth position while Guptill is in sixth position following Sharma’s drop to seventh (down by two) and de Kock’s eighth (down by four).

Outside the top 10, the Australia trio of David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey have made upward movements. 

Warner, who with 165 runs is the third highest scorer in the tri-series, has gained three places and is now in 12th position. Smith has moved up two places to 15th position after scoring 140 runs in four innings of five matches while Bailey has earned one place and is now in 17th spot. 

Outside the top 20, Usman Khawaja is the biggest mover. The left-hander has vaulted 70 places to 87th after having scored 187 runs in the series to date. 

Other batsmen to make impressive gains in the latest player rankings are James Faulkner 26th (up by two places), Marlon Samuels 29th (up by two places), Johnson Charles 34th (up by 23 places), Kusal Perera 41st (up by 10 places), Ambati Rayudu 45th (up by 15 places) and Farhaan Behardien 55th (up by nine places).

AB de Villiers, whose 200th ODI lasted just six deliveries in Barbados on Sunday, is the number-one ranked batsman. He is followed by India’s Virat Kohli, 79 points behind, while Hashim Amla is third.

In the bowlers’ rankings, Sunil Narine has returned to his number-one position. He had led New Zealand’s Trent Boult by three points going into the series. The off-spinner now leads Boult by 28 points after claiming eight wickets in the tri-series to date.

South Africa’s Imran Tahir has jumped three places to second position. The wrist spinner is the leading wicket-taker in the series with 13 wickets to date, including a career-best seven for 45 against the West Indies. 

However, India’s Axar Patel and Australia’s Josh Hazlewood are the bowlers to have achieved career-best rankings.

Patel, who took three wickets against Zimbabwe, has lifted 20 places to 13th and is now just three places behind India’s highest-ranked bowler Ravichandran Ashwin. Hazlewood’s five wickets to date means he has broken into the top 20 for the first time and is in 17th position after rising 19 places.



India’s Jasprit Bumrah, who with nine wickets was the most successful bowler in the series, has stormed up 125 places to 97th, while Dhawal Kulkarni’s five wickets in the series have lifted him 29 places to 88th.

Other bowlers to improve their rankings include Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal 30th (up by four places), South Africa’s Kyle Abbott 38th (up by five places), Zimbabwe’s Tendai Chatara 47th (up by five places), South Africa’s Wayne Parnell 52nd (up by six places), Ireland’s Tim Murtagh 57th (up by 20 places), Australia’s Mitchell Marsh 62nd (up by two places), West Indies’ Sulieman Benn 66th (up by 14 places), Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile 68th (up by 20 places) and Adam Zampa 126th (up by 38 places). 

The top batsmen who will target to improve their rankings in the upcoming series between England and Sri Lanka include Joe Root (ninth), Jos Buttler (19th), Angelo Mathews (22nd), Eoin Morgan (25th), Alex Hales (31st) and Lahiru Thirimanne (33rd).

10th-ranked Moeen Ali will lead the bowlers’ charge as the other bowlers to make an impression in the series include Steven Finn (17th), Sachithra Senanayake (21st), Angelo Mathews (41st) and Adil Rashid (51st). 

The ODI player rankings will now be updated on 27 June, after the conclusion of the tri-series in the West Indies and third ODI between England and Sri Lanka.
 

Forthcoming ODI series:

 West Indies, Australia and South Africa

21 June – West Indies v Australia, Bridgetown

24 June – West Indies v South Africa, Bridgetown

26 June – Final, Bridgetown

 
England v Sri Lanka

21 June – 1st ODI, Nottingham

24 June – 2nd ODI, Edgbaston

26 June – 3rd ODI, Bristol

29 June – 4th ODI, The Oval

2 July – 5th ODI, Cardiff

 
MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 20 June, after seventh match in the tri-series between the West Indies, Australia and South Africa, and before the start of England and Sri Lanka series)


Rank Team              Points

1          Australia         122 (-2)

2          New Zealand   113

3          South Africa   111 (-1)

4          India                110 (+1)

5          Sri Lanka        105

6          England           103

7          Bangladesh     98

8          West Indies     93 (+5)

9          Pakistan          87

10        Afghanistan    51

11        Zimbabwe       46

12        Ireland             41 (-1)

 

(Developed by David Kendix)

 MRF Tyres ODI Test Player Rankings (as on 20 June, after seventh match in the tri-series between the West Indies, Australia and South Africa, and before the start of England and Sri Lanka series)

 
Batsmen (top 20) 

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

   1         ( - )        AB de Villiers     SA         892        53.95    902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

   2         ( - )        Virat Kohli          Ind         813        51.51    886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

   3         ( - )        Hashim Amla      SA         788        52.26    901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

   4=       (+2)       T. Dilshan            SL          752        39.44    802 v Sco at Hobart 2015

              (+3)       Kane Williamson NZ         752        47.00    798 v SA at Centurion 2015

   6         (+2)       Martin Guptill     NZ         751!      43.25    751 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

   7         (-2)        Rohit Sharma      Ind         750        42.08    761 v Aus at Sydney 2016

   8         (-4)        Quinton de Kock SA         749        42.44    789 v Eng at Centurion 2016

   9         (+1)       Joe Root               Eng        739        44.34    743 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

  10        (-1)        Shikhar Dhawan  Ind         737        43.97    794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

  11        ( - )        Faf du Plessis      SA         730!      41.06    730 v Aus at Barbados 2016

  12        (+3)       David Warner      Aus        719        39.15    726 v SA at St Kitts 2016

  13        (-1)        MS Dhoni            Ind         706        51.25    836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

  14        (-1)        Ross Taylor         NZ         702        43.90    743 v Zim at Harare 2015

  15        (+2)       Steve Smith         Aus        678        40.40    709 v Ind at Canberra 2016

  16        ( - )        Aaron Finch         Aus        677        37.62    743 v Eng at Melbourne 2015

  17        (+1)       George Bailey     Aus        665        41.35    867 v SA at Harare 2014

  18        (+1)       Jos Buttler           Eng        663        35.25    706 v SA at Port Elizabeth 2016

  19=      (+1)       Mushfiqur Rahim              Ban        661        31.61    671 v Zim at Mirpur 2015

              (+1)       Soumya Sarkar    Ban        661*     49.42    671 v SA at Chittagong 2015

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         Avge      HS Rating

   1         ( - )        Sunil Narine        WI         759        25.40    4.05      791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

   2         ( - )        Trent Boult          NZ         731*     22.96    4.81      745 v Aus at Auckland 2016

   3         (+3)       Imran Tahir         SA         701        22.75    4.66      735 v SL at Sydney 2015

   4         (-1)        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        699        27.89    4.30      717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   5         (-1)        Mitchell Starc     Aus        678        19.54    4.83      783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

   6         (-1)        Matt Henry          NZ         675*!    22.17    5.42      675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

   7         ( - )        Dale Steyn           SA         649        25.93    4.86      746 v Ind at Durban 2013

   8         ( - )        Morne Morkel     SA         642        24.36    4.93      717 v SL at East London 2012

   9         ( - )        Mohammad Irfan Pak        616        31.14    4.91      641 v UAE at Napier 2015

  10        (+1)       Moeen Ali           Eng        610*!    37.81    4.91      610 v SA at Cape Town 2016

  11=      (+1)       James Anderson  Eng        606        29.22    4.92      719 v SA at The Oval 2013

              (-1)        R. Ashwin            Ind         606        31.73    4.85      691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

  13=      (+20)     Axar Patel            Ind         603*!    28.09    4.40      603 v Zim at Harare 2016

              ( - )        Kagiso Rabada    SA         603*     22.44    4.89      635 v Aus at Guyana 2016

  15        (-1)        M. Shami             Ind         580        24.89    5.54      654 v Ban at Melbourne 2015

  16        (-1)        M. Mortaza          Ban        579        30.76    4.73      653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009

  17=      ( - )        Steven Finn         Eng        575        28.96    5.09      755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

              (+19)     Josh Hazlewood  Aus        575*     24.71    4.57      587 v SA at St Kitts 2016

  19        (-3)        Rangana Herath   SL          570        31.91    4.41      703 v SA at Pallekele 2013

  20        (-1)        M. Hafeez            Pak        568        34.86    4.10      769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

 

All-rounders (top five) 

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts         HS Rating

   1         ( - )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        416       453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   2         ( - )        M. Hafeez            Pak        363       438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   3         ( - )        T. Dilshan            SL          341       415 v Sco at Hobart 2015

   4         ( - )        Angelo Mathews SL          330       427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

   5         ( - )        James Faulkner   Aus        317       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

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