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Australia stays on top of ODI rankings but South Africa drops behind India in fourth place

West Indies gains six points to widen gap with ninth-ranked Pakistan

Australia stays on top of ODI rankings but South Africa drops behind India in fourth place - Cricket News
The World Champions Australia retained its number-one ranking.

Fast bowlers Rabada, Hazlewood and Holder achieve career-high rankings; Samuels leads batsmen’s charge in the latest rankings


World champion Australia has retained its number-one ranking on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings following its 58 runs victory over the West Indies in the final of the tri-series in Barbados on Sunday, but South Africa has dropped behind India in fourth place after it failed to reach the final.

Australia had started the series on 124 points and has finished on 123 points, to lead second-ranked New Zealand by 10 points. However, South Africa’s three loses and one no-result has meant it has dropped two points to join India on 110 points, but behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side when the points are calculated beyond the decimal point.

The biggest gainer from the tri-series is the West Indies, which is in eighth and has picked up six points to open up a seven-point advantage over ninth-ranked Pakistan. If this is read in the context that England plus seven highest-ranked sides on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings as on 30 September 2017 will qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, then this is a significant improvement.

Sri Lanka and England, which are in the midst of their ODI series, have also swapped places after three matches with England moving ahead of Sri Lanka. The first game had ended in a thrilling tie, England won the second match by 10 wickets, while the third was abandoned due to rain. The final two matches of the series will be played on 29 June and 2 July, which means England has an opportunity to strengthen its fifth position while Sri Lanka has a chance to regain its fifth spot.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, Josh Hazlewood of Australia and West Indies captain Jason Holder have achieved career-best rankings after impressive performances in the tri-series.

Rabada has jumped six places to join seventh-ranked compatriot Dale Steyn after he finished the series with seven wickets, 25-year-old Hazlewood has vaulted eight places to 15th after he ended up as the third most successful bowler behind fourth-ranked Imran Tahir (13) and number-one ranked Sunil Narine (12) with 11 wickets, while Holder has broken into the top 20 in 20th position after rising four places.

Mitchell Marsh, who was named player of the final for his contribution of 32 runs and figures of three for 32, has gained 12 places to break into the top 50 in 50th position for the first time in his career.

After three matches in the series between England and Sri Lanka, the home side’s Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes and David Willey have also achieved career-high rankings. Rashid has moved up 21 places to 30th, Woakes is in 33rd spot after rising 15 places and Willey has rocketed 17 places to claim 44th spot.

South Africa’s AB de Villiers has continued to lead the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, which has seen Marsh gain six places to reach 28th. Marsh scored 154 runs in the series, including a 79 not out against the West Indies in a league game at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

West Indies’ Marlon Samuels has gained two places to reach 27th, stylish left-hander Darren Bravo has earned 10 places to claim 40th spot after scoring 222 runs in the tournament, including 102 against South Africa in a must-win match against South Africa, Farhaan Behardien has jumped six places to 49th spot and Kieron Pollard is now in 54th spot after moving up six places.

There is some good news for England batsmen as well. Opener Alex Hales has lifted seven places to claim a career-high 24th position, while Jason Roy has made a gain of 12 places and is now on a career-high 78thposition.

Sri Lanka batsmen making upward movements after three ODIs include Angelo Mathews 20th (up by two places), Dinesh Chandimal 59th (up by 11 places) and Upul Tharanga 98th (up by five places).

In the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders, Marsh has gained three places to reach sixth. The list is headed by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan.

The ICC ODI Player Rankings will now be updated after the conclusion of England-Sri Lanka series on 3 July.

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (after the conclusion of the tri-series, and third ODI between England and Sri Lanka)

Rank   Team              Points

1          Australia         123 (-1)

2          New Zealand   113

3          India                110

4          South Africa   110 (-2)

5          England           104 (+1)

6          Sri Lanka        104 (-)

7          Bangladesh     98

8          West Indies     94 (+6)

9          Pakistan          87

10        Afghanistan    51

11        Zimbabwe       46

12        Ireland             41

 (Developed by David Kendix)

 

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (after the conclusion of the tri-series, and third ODI between England and Sri Lanka)

Batsmen (top 20)

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

   1         ( - )        AB de Villiers     SA         887        53.63    902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

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

   3         ( - )        Hashim Amla      SA         778        51.97    901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

   4         ( - )        Kane Williamson NZ         752        47.00    798 v SA at Centurion 2015

   5         (+1)       Martin Guptill     NZ         751!      43.25    751 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

   6         (+1)       Rohit Sharma      Ind         750        42.08    761 v Aus at Sydney 2016

   7         (-3)        T. Dilshan            SL          741        39.44    802 v Sco at Hobart 2015

   8         (+2)       Shikhar Dhawan  Ind         737        43.97    794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

   9         (-1)        Quinton de Kock SA         735        41.83    789 v Eng at Centurion 2016

  10        (-1)        Joe Root               Eng        725        43.81    743 v SA at Johannesburg 2016

  11        ( - )        Faf du Plessis      SA         716        40.56    730 v Aus at Barbados 2016

  12        ( - )        David Warner      Aus        712        39.15    726 v SA at St Kitts 2016

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

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

  15        ( - )        Steve Smith         Aus        694        41.15    709 v Ind at Canberra 2016

  16        ( - )        Aaron Finch         Aus        679        37.41    743 v Eng at Melbourne 2015

  17        (+1)       Jos Buttler           Eng        678        36.36    706 v SA at Port Elizabeth 2016

  18=      (+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

  20        (+2)       Angelo Mathews SL          660        40.30    707 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

 

Bowlers (top 20)

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

   1         ( - )        Sunil Narine        WI         759        25.74    4.07      791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

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

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

   4         (-1)        Imran Tahir         SA         693        23.13    4.64      735 v SL at Sydney 2015

   5         ( - )        Mitchell Starc     Aus        681        19.79    4.82      783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

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

   7=       ( - )        Dale Steyn           SA         645        25.93    4.86      746 v Ind at Durban 2013

              (+6)       Kagiso Rabada    SA         645*!    21.45    4.78      645 v WI at Barbados 2016

   9         (-1)        Morne Morkel     SA         628        24.60    4.95      717 v SL at East London 2012

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

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

 12=      (+1)       Akshar Patel        Ind         603*!    28.09    4.40      603 v Zim at Harare 2016

              (-2)        Moeen Ali           Eng        603        39.66    4.96      610 v SA at Cape Town 2016

  14        (-3)        James Anderson  Eng        597        29.22    4.92      719 v SA at The Oval 2013

  15        (+8)       Josh Hazlewood  Aus        593*!    23.18    4.57      593 v WI at Barbados 2016

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

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

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

  19        (-2)        Steven Finn         Eng        567        28.96    5.09      755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

  20        (+4)       Jason Holder        WI         565        32.70    5.58      577 v Aus at St Kitts 2016

 

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         (+1)       Angelo Mathews SL          348       427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

   4         (-1)        T. Dilshan            SL          332       415 v Sco at Hobart 2015

   5         ( - )        James Faulkner   Aus        315       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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