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Bumrah moves into top five after fruitful Sri Lanka series

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Virat Kohli equals the highest ODI rating points by an India batsman, recorded by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998.
  • Kohli equals Tendulkar’s record rating for an India batsman

  • Patel moves into top 10 for bowlers; Sharma, Dhoni also back in top 10

  • Mathews, Dickwella, Dananjaya also gain in latest rankings

India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has made handsome gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings after playing a big role in the team’s 5-0 series whitewash over Sri Lanka.

Bumrah has moved up 27 ranks to a career-best fourth position in a list led by Australia pace bowler Josh Hazlewood with South Africa spinner Imran Tahir and Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc the other two bowlers ahead of him.

The 23-year-old Bumrah, whose previous best was 24th position in June this year, has moved up the table with his player of the series effort of 15 wickets, the best by any bowler in a bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka. His performances included a career-best five for 27 in the third ODI at Palekelle.

Also gaining in the rankings is India’s left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, who has moved up from 20th to 10th position after finishing with six wickets in four matches. Patel has thus closed in on his career-high rank of ninth in October last year.

Hardik Pandya (up two places to 61st), Kuldeep Yadav (up 21 places to 89th) and Yuzvendra Chahal (up 55 places to 99th) are other India bowlers to gain in the rankings.

Captain Virat Kohli has consolidated his position at the top of the rankings for batsmen after his 330 runs in the series, which included an unbeaten 110 in the last match in Colombo on Sunday, his second century of the series.

Kohli, who is also top-ranked in T20Is, has increased his lead over Australia’s David Warner from 12 to 26 points and is now on 887 points – equaling the highest ODI rating points by an India batsman, recorded by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998.

Rohit Sharma, the second highest run-maker in the series with 302 runs, and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are both back in the top 10. Sharma, who struck two centuries in Sri Lanka, has gained five slots to reach ninth place while Dhoni’s 162 runs have lifted him two places to 10th position.

Virat Kohli is now on 887 points – equaling the highest ODI rating points by an India batsman, recorded by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998.
Virat Kohli is now on 887 points – equaling the highest ODI rating points by an India batsman, recorded by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998.

For Sri Lanka, all-rounder Angelo Mathews’s 192 runs in the series have helped him gain four slots to reach 23rd position while Niroshan Dickwella (up two places to 36th), Upul Tharanga (up one place to 63rd) and Milinda Siriwardana (up 35 places to 89th) are the others to gain.

Mathews has gained one slot among bowlers to reach 52nd position while spinner Akila Dananjaya has gained 21 places to reach 80th position. Mathews has also gained one position to be fourth among all-rounders.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has been unable to seal a direct qualification place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which it could have done by winning two matches in the series.

Though it is in a strong position to make the grade, the Windies can overtake it by beating Ireland in an upcoming match on 13 September and winning either all five matches against England or the last four matches for a 4-1 win in the series from 19 to 29 September.

The top seven ODI sides apart from host England as on 30 September qualify directly. Teams not getting direct places will get another shot through a Qualifying tournament.

The ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 will feature the bottom four sides from the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings, the top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the top two sides from the ICC World Cricket League. The top two sides from the World Cup Qualifier will complete the 10-team line-up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

India remains in third position but has gained three points to close in on Australia, which is also on 117 points but remains ahead on decimal points.

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MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 4 September, after the India v Sri Lanka series):

Rank    Team                Points

  1.   South Africa        119
  2.   Australia             117
  3.   India                  117 (+3)
  4.   England              113
  5.   New Zealand       111
  6.   Pakistan               95
  7.   Bangladesh           94
  8.   Sri Lanka              86 (-2)
  9.   West Indies          78
  10.   Afghanistan          54
  11.   Zimbabwe            52
  12.   Ireland                 41

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 4 September, after the India v Sri Lanka series):

BATTING (top 10)

Rank      (+/-)       Player                     Team     Points    Avge     Highest Rating

   1           ( - )          Virat Kohli             Ind          887!       55.75     887 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

   2           ( - )          David Warner       Aus         861         44.72     880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

   3           ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA           847         53.55     902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

   4           ( - )          Joe Root                Eng         799         49.37     806 v NZ at Cardiff 2017

   5           ( - )          Babar Azam         Pak         786*!     53.88     786 v Ind at The Oval 2017

   6           ( - )          Kane Williamson NZ           779         46.98     798 v SA at Centurion 2015

   7           ( - )          Quinton de Kock  SA           769         43.44     803 v NZ at Wellington 2017

   8           ( - )          Faf du Plessis      SA           768        43.41     791 v SL at Cape Town 2017

   9           (+5)         Rohit Sharma       Ind          764        43.46     773 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

  10=       (+2)         MS Dhoni              Ind          749        52.20     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

OTHER SELECTED RANKINGS 

Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points   Avge     Highest Rating

23           (+4)         Angelo Mathews  SL           625        40.93     707 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

36           (+2)         N. Dickwella         SL           571*      38.73     605 v Ind at Pallekele 2017

63=         (+1)         Upul Tharanga     SL           502         33.25     663 v NZ at Napier 2006

89           (+35)      M. Siriwardana     SL           431*!     28.76     431 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2017

102         (+21)      Manish Pandey    Ind          404*!     49.57     404 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

BOWLING (top 10)

Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points    Avge     Eco.       Highest Rating

   1           ( - )          Josh Hazlewood  Aus         732!       23.85     4.69       732 v Eng at Edgbaston 2017

   2           ( - )          Imran Tahir           SA           718         23.87     4.66       786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

   3           ( - )          Mitchell Starc        Aus         701         20.13     4.81       783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

   4           (+27)      Jasprit Bumrah    Ind          687*!     20.87     4.68       687 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

   5           (-1)          Kagiso Rabada    SA           685         26.30     5.11       724 v Eng at Lord's 2017

   6           (-1)          Trent Boult            NZ           665         25.48     5.00       766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

   7           (-1)          Hasan Ali              Pak         663*!     22.66     5.47       663 v Ind at The Oval 2017

   8           (-1)          Sunil Narine         WI           662         26.46     4.12       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

   9           (-1)          Rashid Khan         Afg          647*!     14.74     3.97       647 v WI at St Lucia 2017

  10         (+10)      Akshar Patel         Ind          645*      29.53     4.30       648 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

OTHER SELECTED RANKINGS

Rank      (+/-)         Player                    Team     Points    Avge      Eco.       Highest Rating

52           (+1)         Angelo Mathews  SL           487        34.10      4.62       649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

61=         (+2)         Hardik Pandya     Ind          456*      35.26      5.46       458 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

80           (+21)      Akila Dananjaya  SL           411*      22.64      5.28       438 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2017

89           (+21)      Kuldeep Yadav    Ind          389*!     20.81      3.97       389 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

99=         (+55)      Y. Chahal              Ind          364*!     24.09      4.14       364 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points    Highest Rating

   1           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan  Ban         353        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   2           ( - )          M. Hafeez             Pak         339        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   3           ( - )          M. Nabi                Afg            329        349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

   4           (+1)         Angelo Mathews  SL           304        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

   5           (-1)          James Faulkner   Aus         299        361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

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