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Root, Sarfraz and Bailey lead batsmen’s charge in latest ICC ODI rankings

Starc back in top three; Rashid, Woakes, Faulkner and Hastings make impressive gains

Root, Sarfraz and Bailey lead batsmen’s charge in latest ICC ODI rankings - Cricket News
Joe Root has surged into the top five of the ICC ODI rankings for the first time.
England batsman Joe Root has surged into the top five of the MRF Tyres ICC Players Rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time after a stellar performance against Pakistan, which earned him the player of the series award.
 
The 25-year-old scored 274 runs in the series, which helped him leapfrog New Zealand’s duo of Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill as well as India batsman Rohit Sharma into fourth position in the latest player rankings.
 
During the series, the Yorkshireman also achieved a career-best rating of 776 points, which he had attained after the third ODI at Trent Bridge in which he scored 85.
 
Root in one of the four England batsmen to make upward movement following a 4-1 series win over Pakistan.
 
Alex Hales has risen four places to reach 20th spot after aggregating 223 runs in the series, including a belligerent 171 in the third ODI, captain Eoin Morgan has gained four places and is now in 24th spot, while Jason Roy’s series contribution of 181 runs have helped him rise 10 places to share 35th spot with Dinesh Chandimal, who himself has moved up 15 places following a good series with the bat against Australia.
 
The good news for Pakistan was the movement of its captain Azhar Ali and wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.
 
Azhar’s 208 runs in the series has seen him move up 15 places to 33rd rank, while Sarfraz, who was the highest run-getter in the series from either side with 300 runs, has moved up 21 places to 39th position.
 
Sarfraz had a productive series with the bat when he scored 55, 105, 38, 12 and 90 in the series.
 
Azhar and Sarfraz are the only two Pakistan batsmen, who featured in the recent series against England, to figure inside the top 50. The next highest Pakistan batsman is Shoaib Malik in 67th spot.
 
Australia, which scripted a similar 4-1 series win over Sri Lanka, saw Aaron Finch and George Bailey move up two and three places, respectively. Finch is now in 15th position while Bailey claims 17th spot.


 
Bailey finished the series as the most successful batsman with 270 runs, which later earned him the player of the series award, 34 runs more than Chandimal who ended up in 35th spot after rising 15 places.
 
AB de Villiers of South Africa is the number-one ranked ODI batsman, and he is followed by India’s Virat Kohli and team-mate Hashim Amla, in second and third positions, respectively.
 
In the MRF Tyres ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Australia fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and John Hastings have made significant gains after their performances in Sri Lanka.
 
Starc’s 12 wickets in the series have seen him move up from fifth to third place, Faulkner’s 10 wickets have helped him gain 15 places to reach 18th position, while Hastings has vaulted 22 places to achieve a career-best 24th rank following nine wickets in three matches.
 
In the series between England and Pakistan, the home side’s Adil Rashid has broken into the top 10 for the first time, while fast bowler Chris Woakes has carried his Test form into limited overs cricket by entering the top 20 for the first time.
 
Rashid has been rewarded for his eight wickets in the series with a rise of six places that has put him in 10th position, while Woakes has climbed 13 places to 16th after finishing as the leading wicket-taker in the series with nine wickets.
 
The bowlers’ table is led by Sunil Narine of the West Indies, while Trent Boult of New Zealand is in second place.
 
In the rankings for all-rounders led by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, Faulkner moved up a slot to third position.
 
MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 5 September, after the England v Pakistan and Sri Lanka v Australia series)
 
Batsmen (top 10)
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts        Avge      Highest 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         (+3)       Joe Root               Eng        758!      45.71    776 v Pak at Trent Bridge 2016
   5         (-1)        K. Williamson     NZ         752       47.00    798 v SA at Centurion 2015
   6         (-1)        Martin Guptill     NZ         751!      43.25    751 v Aus at Hamilton 2016
   7         (-1)        Rohit Sharma      Ind         750       42.08    761 v Aus at Sydney 2016
   8         ( - )        Shikhar Dhawan  Ind         737       43.97    794 v SA at Melbourne 2015
   9         ( - )        Q. de Kock           SA         735       41.83    789 v Eng at Centurion 2016
 10=      (+1)       Faf du Plessis      SA         716       40.56    730 v Aus at Barbados 2016
              ( - )        T. Dilshan            SL          716       39.27    802 v Sco at Hobart 2015
 
 
Other selected rankings
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts        Avge      Highest Rating
15=        (+2)       Aaron Finch         Aus        698       37.34     743 v Eng at Melbourne 2015
17          (+3)       George Bailey     Aus        695       42.50     867 v SA at Harare 2014
20          (+4)       Alex Hales           Eng        656*     37.77      666 v Pak at Trent Bridge 2016
24          (+6)       Eoin Morgan       Ire/Eng  611       37.18     690 v Aus at The Oval 2010
33          (+15)     Azhar Ali             Pak        582*!    40.50     582 v Eng at Cardiff 2016
35=        (+15)     D. Chandimal      SL          569       34.46     667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012
              (+10)     Jason Roy            Eng        569*!    39.07     569 v Pak at Cardiff 2016
39           (+21)     Sarfraz Ahmed    Pak        560!      32.83     560 v Eng at Cardiff 2016
 
Bowlers (top 10)
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts        Avge      Eco       Highest 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         (+2)       Mitchell Starc     Aus        711       19.61     4.78      783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
   4         (-1)        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        699       27.89     4.30      717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
   5         (-1)        Imran Tahir         SA         693       23.13     4.64      735 v SL at Sydney 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
              ( - )        Kagiso Rabada    SA         645*!    21.45    4.78      645 v WI at Barbados 2016
   9         ( - )        Morne Morkel     SA         628       24.60    4.95      717 v SL at East London 2012
  10        (+6)       Adil Rashid         Eng        609*     40.21    5.66      612 v Pak at Headingley 2016
 
Other selected rankings
 
Rank    (+/-)       Player                Team     Pts        Avge     Eco       Highest Rating
16         (+13)     Chris Woakes      Eng       578       33.70    5.65      591 v Pak at Trent Bridge 2016
18         (+15)     James Faulkner   Aus       570       31.07    5.47      585 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
24         (+22)     John Hastings      Aus       551*!    28.51    4.70      551 v SL at Pallekele 2016
27         (+6)       A.Mathews          SL         543       34.04    4.63      649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013
48         (+25)     Liam Plunkett      Eng       476*     34.03    5.95      493 v WI at Trent Bridge 2007
 
 
All-rounders (top five)
 
Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Pts        Highest Rating
   1         ( - )        Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        416       453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
   2         ( - )        Angelo Mathews SL          352       427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
   3         (+1)       James Faulkner   Aus        334       361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
   4         (-1)        T. Dilshan            SL          303       415 v Sco at Hobart 2015
   5         (+1)       M. Nabi               Afg         292       296 v Ire at Dubai (GCA) 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