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England look to maintain top position in ODI rankings

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England take on Scotland at Edinburgh on Sunday before playing at home against their arch-rivals from 13 to 24 June.
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 hosts take on World champions Australia in five-match series after one-off ODI against Scotland.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 hosts England would be looking to maintain their position at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings in upcoming matches that include a high-profile five-ODI series against World champions Australia.

England take on Scotland at Edinburgh on Sunday before playing at home against their arch-rivals from 13 to 24 June, a series that will help the teams’ preparations for the mega event that runs from 30 May to 14 July next year at 11 venues across England and Wales.

Though Lord’s, where the two sides are slated to meet in their World Cup league match on 25 June next year, is not a venue, the series will provide both sides an opportunity to gauge the conditions as the countdown begins to the 10-team event.

Joe Root is the top-ranked batsmen from either side
Joe Root is the top-ranked batsmen from either side


England, who overtook India to grab the top ODI spot after the annual update on 2 May, are comfortably ahead of Australia and will remain at the top even if they lose the Australia series by a 2-3 margin provided they win the one-off match against Scotland. However, in such a scenario, they will be tied with India on 122 points and ahead only on decimal points.

On the other hand, if England kick off with a loss to Scotland, they will have to win the series against fifth-ranked Australia or else lose the top position to India, who are presently three points behind England at 122 points. A 2-3 loss to Australia in such a scenario will see them slide to 120 points. If England lose to Scotland, they will start the Australia series with 123 points while Scotland, who last week made it to the expanded 16-team points table, will gain five points and move up to 33 points.

Australia will not be able to overtake the opposition even if England lose all their six upcoming matches but Australia could go up to third position if they complete a 5-0 whitewash over England. 

Tim Paine will lead Australia in the ODI series against England
Tim Paine will lead Australia in the ODI series against England


Scenarios of England-Australia series if England beat Scotland:

  • England win 5-0 – England 128 points, Australia 100 points
  • England win 4-1 – England 126, Australia 103
  • England win 3-2 – England 124, Australia 105
  • Australia win 3-2 – England 122, Australia 108
  • Australia win 4-1 – England 120, Australia 111
  • Australia win 5-0 – England 118, Australia 113

Scenarios of England-Australia series if England lose to Scotland:

  • England win 5-0 – England 126 points, Australia 100 points
  • England win 4-1 – England 124, Australia 103
  • England win 3-2 – England 123, Australia 105
  • Australia win 3-2 – England 120, Australia 108
  • Australia win 4-1 – England 118, Australia 110
  • Australia win 5-0 – England 116, Australia 113

The ODI team rankings, unlike the Test rankings, are updated after each match. The ICC ODI predictor function is available here.

In the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, England’s Test captain Joe Root is the top-ranked batsman from either side at fourth position. His team-mates Jos Buttler (19th) and Ben Stokes (21st), Australia’s Travis Head (23rd) and Scotland’s Kyle Coetzer (22nd) will be the other leading batsmen figuring in upcoming ODIs. England pace bowler Liam Plunkett will be the leading bowler in 19th position.

Schedule:

England v Scotland:

10 June – One-off ODI, Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh

England v Australia series:

13 June – 1st ODI, The Oval, London

16 June – 2nd ODI, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

19 June – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

21 June – Riverside, Chester-le-Street

24 June – Old Trafford, Manchester

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 8 June):

Rank Team Points
1 England 125
2 India 122
3 South Africa  113
4 New Zealand  112
5 Australia 104
6 Pakistan 102
7 Bangladesh 93
8 Sri Lanka 77
9 Windies 69
10 Afghanistan 63
11 Zimbabwe 55
12 Ireland 38
13 Scotland 28
14 UAE 18


*Nepal and the Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing four more matches each

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 8 June, before the one-off match between England and Scotland): 

BATSMEN (top 20)

Rank Player Team Points Avge Highest Rating
1 Virat Kohli Ind 909! 58.1 909 v SA at Centurion 2018
2 AB de Villiers SA 844 53.5 902 v NZ at Auckland 2015
3 David Warner Aus 823 43.43 880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
4 Joe Root Eng 814 51.16 819 v Aus at Brisbane 2018
5 Babar Azam Pak 813 51.11 846 v NZ at Wellington 2018
6 Rohit Sharma Ind 799 44.55 825 v SL at Mohali 2017
7 Ross Taylor NZ 785 46.28 789 v Eng at Dunedin 2018
8 Quinton de Kock SA 783 45.41 808 v Ban at East London 2017
9 Faf du Plessis SA 782 44.68 802 v Ind at Durban 2018
10 Kane Williamson NZ 778 46.87 798 v SA at Centurion 2015
11 Shikhar Dhawan Ind 769 45.9 794 v SA at Melbourne 2015
12 Hashim Amla SA 746 50.23 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
13 Martin Guptill NZ 731 42.99 789 v SA at Hamilton 2017
14 Aaron Finch Aus 724 38.55 744 v Eng at Melbourne 2015
15 MS Dhoni Ind 717 51.37 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
  16= Tamim Iqbal Ban 698 34.98 721 v Zim at Mirpur 2018
      Jonny Bairstow Eng 698*! 48.36 698 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
18 Steve Smith Aus 692 41.84 752 v Pak at Sydney 2017
19 Jos Buttler Eng 674 38.05 723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
20 Mushfiqur Rahim Ban 652 32.99 671 v Zim at Mirpur 2015  

 

BOWLERS (top 20)

Rank Player Team Points Avge Highest Rating
1 Jasprit Bumrah Ind 787*! 22.5 787 v SA at Centurion 2018
2 Rashid Khan Afg 763* 14.4 787 v Zim at Sharjah 2018
3 Josh Hazlewood Aus 714 24.27 733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
4 Hasan Ali Pak 711* 21.4 766 v NZ at Wellington 2018
5 Trent Boult NZ 699 24.63 766 v Ind at Delhi 2016
6 Imran Tahir SA 683 24.81 786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017
7 Kagiso Rabada SA 679 27.57 724 v Eng at Lord's 2017
8 Chris Woakes Eng 673 ! 30.77 673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
9 Y.  Chahal Ind 667*! 21.83 667 v SA at Centurion 2018
10 Mitchell Starc Aus 658 20.95 783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
11 Adil Rashid Eng 653 32.27 655 v Ban at Chittagong 2016
12 Mitchell Santner NZ 632 33.91 663 v Eng at Hamilton 2018
13 Kuldeep Yadav Ind 628* 20.02 637 v SA at Port Elizabeth 2018
14 Akshar Patel Ind 624* 31.31 663 v Aus at Nagpur 2017
15 Pat Cummins Aus 623 28.45 626 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
16 Mohammad Nabi Afg 611 31.95 653 v Zim at Harare 2017
17 Matt Henry NZ 606 24.59 675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016
  18= M. Rahman Ban 601* 19.19 602 v Zim at Mirpur 2018
      Liam Plunkett Eng 601 30.22 646 v Win at Southampton 2017
20 Tim Murtagh Ire 597 33.16 613 v Zim at Harare 2018

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top 5)

Rank Player Teams Points Highest Rating
S. Al Hasan Ban 359 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2 M. Hafeez Pak 339 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
3 M. Nabi Afg 323 349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
4 M. Santner NZ 317! 317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018
5 C. Woakes Eng 312 312 v NZ at Christchurch 2018  

 
 *Indicates a provisional rating

! Indicates career-best rating

For more information on player rankings, please click here. 

(Developed by David Kendix)

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