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Roy, Bairstow on brink of top 10 going into Ireland series

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England’s Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will be in the focus from the rankings perspective as the reigning World Cup champions kick off the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League with their three-match home series against Ireland on Thursday.


• Spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali lead England’s bowling attack in the absence of premier fast bowlers

• Stirling and McBrine lead the batting and bowling rankings, respectively for Ireland

England’s Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will be in the focus from the rankings perspective as the reigning World Cup champions kick off the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League with their three-match home series against Ireland on Thursday.

Opener Roy and wicketkeeper-batsman Bairstow, who are currently ranked 11th and 14th, respectively, in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings, could work their way back into the top 10, having both enjoyed personal best rankings of ninth position in the past. Roy was in ninth place in July last year and Bairstow in October 2018.

World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, who is the third best-ranked batsman from his side in 23rd position, will be leading against a side for whom he scored 99 on ODI debut against Scotland 14 years ago.

With none of the England players featuring in their Test series against the West Indies named for the ODIs, England will be missing their premier fast bowlers and will be led by spin twins Adil Rashid (29th) and vice-captain Moeen Ali (44th). 

For Ireland, skipper Andy Balbirnie, who took over from long-time skipper William Porterfield last November and has only led in a three-ODI series in the Caribbean in January, is ranked 46th among batsmen. Paul Stirling remains their top-ranked batsman in 27th position, having held a career-high position of seventh in 2013.

Off-spinner Andy McBrine (31st) and paceman Boyd Rankin (joint-40th) are their leading bowlers according to the rankings.

Start of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League: The series marks the start of the much-awaited Super League that will see 13 teams vie for direct qualifying places in the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023.

India and seven other teams will make it directly from the league with the remaining five getting a second chance through a Qualifier. Teams will be awarded 10 points for a win, five for a tie, no-result or abandoned match and none for a loss.

The media release sent out on the launch of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League is available here and the FAQs here.

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings (as of 28 July, before the England-Ireland series):

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank               

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

Virat Kohli

India

871

59.33

909 v Eng at Headingley 2018

2

Rohit Sharma

India

855

49.27

882 v SL at Headingley 2019

3

Babar Azam

Pak

829

54.17

844 v NZ at Wellington 2018

4

Ross Taylor

NZ

818

48.44

836 v India at Auckland 2020

5

Faf du Plessis

SA

790

47.47

814 v Aus at Old Trafford 2019

6

David Warner

Aus

789

45.80

868 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

7

Joe Root

Eng

770

51.05

816 v SL at Dambulla 2018

8

Aaron Finch

Aus

767

41.02

791 v Eng at Lord's 2019

9

K Williamson

NZ

765

47.48

792 v SA at Centurion 2015

10

Q de Kock

SA

755

44.65

809 v SL at Durban 2019


Other selected rankings

Rank   

Player             

Team  

Pts     

Avge   

Highest Rating

11

Jason Roy

Eng

754

42.39

773 v Aus at Edgbaston 2019

14

Jonny Bairstow

Eng

749

47.14

769 v Aus at Durham 2018

23

Eoin Morgan

Eng

668

39.40

712 v Afg at Old Trafford 2019

27

Paul Stirling

Ire

631

36.79

689 v Pak at Dublin 2013

46

A Balbirnie

Ire

551

31.83

565 v Zim at Bready 2019

58=

Kevin O'Brien

Ire

522

30.56

598 v Net at Amstelveen 2013


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank   

Player

Team  

Pts     

Avge   

Eco

Highest Rating

1

Trent Boult

NZ

722

25.29

5.03

768 v WI at Old Trafford 2019

2

J Bumrah

India

719

24.43

4.55

838 v WI at Thiruvananthapur 2018

3

M Ur Rahman

Afg

701*!

22.44

3.94

701 v WI at Lucknow 2019

4

Pat Cummins

Aus

689

27.55

5.16

725 v SL at The Oval 2019

5

Kagiso Rabada

SA

665

27.34

4.99

718 v Eng at Lord's 2017

6

Chris Woakes

Eng

660

30.65

5.57

666 v SA at Cape Town 2020

7

M Amir

Pak

657!

29.62

4.85

657 v SL at Karachi 2019

8

Matt Henry

NZ

641

26.48

5.40

664 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

9

Rashid Khan

Afg

630

18.54

4.16

799 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018

10=

Mitchell Starc

Aus

628

22.22

5.10

781 v NZ at Melbourne 2015


Other selected rankings

Rank               

Player 

Team  

Pts     

Avge   

Eco

Highest Rating

29

Adil Rashid

Eng

565

31.49

5.61

674 v India at Headingley 2018

31

Andy McBrine

Ire

551

34.38

4.39

568 v Zim at Bready 2019

40=

Boyd Rankin

Ire

504

27.87

4.78

581 v Aus at Southampton 2013

44=

Moeen Ali

Eng

500

48.60

5.25

623 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018

57

David Willey

Eng

471

36.32

5.75

550 v SL at Cardiff 2016


All-rounders (top five)

Rank                     

(+/-)

Player 

Team  

Pts     

Highest Rating

1

( - )

M Nabi

Afg

301

346 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

2

( - )

Ben Stokes

Eng

293

303 v NZ at Lord's 2019

3

( - )

Imad Wasim

Pak

278*/

281 v SL at Karachi 2019

4

( - )

C de Grandhomme

NZ

265*/*

266 v India at Bay Oval 2020

5

( - )

Chris Woakes

Eng

264

307 v NZ at Christchurch 2018


For more information on player rankings, please click here.

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