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Balbirnie, Stirling advance after centuries in final ODI

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Captain Andrew Balbirnie’s 113 in the final match against England helped him move up four places to 42nd in the ICC Men's ODI Rankings for batsmen, while his deputy Paul Stirling’s 142 lifted him one slot to 26th.
  • Morgan and Bairstow also move up among batsmen; Willey, Young reap benefits of successful series with the ball

Ireland batsmen Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling have advanced in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after figuring in a record 214-run partnership that helped win the final match of their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against England in Southampton on Tuesday.

Captain Balbirnie’s innings of 113 in the final match and an aggregate of 131 runs helped him move up four places to 42nd position while his deputy Stirling’s score of 142 and a total of 156 runs lifted him one slot to 26th in the list led by India skipper Virat Kohli.

Rookie Curtis Campher’s impressive first series, which saw him score half-centuries both times he batted, has helped him make a noteworthy entry into the batsmen’s list in 191st position, and the Ireland bowlers too registered upward movement in the latest rankings update.

Fast bowler Craig Young’s six wickets in the series have lifted him 40 places to a career-best 89th position while Mark Adair (up six places to 138th) and Joshua Little (up 38 places to 146th) are the others to move up after the series, which ended 2-1 in England’s favour.

England captain Eoin Morgan, another centurion from Tuesday’s match, has gained one place and is 22nd while Jonny Bairstow has moved up a slot to 13th position, thanks to his knock of 82 in the second match. Sam Billings has re-entered the rankings at 146nd position after aggregating 132 runs.

Among their bowlers, leg-spinner Adil Rashid has advanced from 29th to 25th with five wickets in the series, while left-arm fast bowler David Willey’s eight wickets, including a haul of five for 30 in the opening match, not only won him the player of the series award but has also lifted him six places to 51st position.

England’s series win got them 20 points in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which sees 13 teams vie for direct qualifying places in the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023. Ireland are on 10 points.

India and seven other teams will make it directly from the league with the remaining two getting a second chance through a Qualifier. More about the Super League is available here.

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings (as of 5 August 2020, after 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

(+1)

Aaron Finch

Aus

767

41.02

791 v Eng at Lord's 2019

8

(+1)

K Williamson

NZ

765

47.48

792 v SA at Centurion 2015

9

(-2)

Joe Root

Eng

759

51.05

816 v SL at Dambulla 2018

10

( - )

Q de Kock

SA

755

44.65

809 v SL at Durban 2019

 

Other selected rankings

Rank         

(+/-)

Player      

Team  

Pts      

Avge  

Highest Rating

13

(+1)

Jonny Bairstow

Eng

730

46.32

769 v Aus at Durham 2018

22

(+1)

Eoin Morgan

Eng

670

39.73

712 v Afg at Old Trafford 2019

26

(+1)

Paul Stirling

Ire

647

37.19

689 v Pak at Dublin 2013

42=

(+4)

A Balbirnie

Ire

564

32.39

565 v Zim at Bready 2019

146=

(RE)

Sam Billings

Eng

311*

31.00

343 v WI at Antigua 2017

191

(NEW)

Curtis Campher

Ire

264*

127.00

288 v Eng at Southampton 2020

 

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

(+1)

M Amir

Pak

657!

29.62

4.85

657 v SL at Karachi 2019

7

(-1)

Chris Woakes

Eng

650

30.65

5.57

666 v SA at Cape Town 2020

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

 

( - )

L Ferguson

NZ

628

25.78

5.45

667 v WI at Old Trafford 2019

 

Other selected rankings

Rank         

(+/-)

Player      

Team  

Pts      

Avge  

Eco

Highest Rating

25=

(+4)

Adil Rashid

Eng

575

31.25

5.55

674 v India at Headingley 2018

51

(+6)

David Willey

Eng

489

33.95

5.70

550 v SL at Cardiff 2016

89

(+40)

Craig Young

Ire

376*!

23.44

5.47

376 v Eng at Southampton 2020

138

(+6)

Mark Adair

Ire

282*!

37.82

6.46

282 v Eng at Southampton 2020

143

(+128)

S Mahmood

Eng

266*!

31.20

4.75

266 v Ire at Southampton 2020

146=

(+38)

Joshua Little

Ire

256*!

38.40

7.00

256 v Eng at Southampton 2020

 

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

285

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

256

307 v NZ at Christchurch 2018

 

For more information on player rankings, please click here.

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