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Dananjaya reaches career-best 21st position in ODI rankings

Akila Dananjaya has considerably troubled South Africa throughout their tour
Sri Lankan and South African players move up after their latest ODI series, with Nepal and Netherlands also featuring in the latest update.

• Mathews and Duminy also make important gains after five-match series between Sri Lanka and South Africa

• Netherlands’ Klaassen and Nepal’s Lamichhane notable entrants in latest men’s ODI rankings update

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has made prominent gains in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, after finishing a five-match home series against South Africa in style on Sunday.

The 24-year-old’s match-winning haul of six for 29 in the final match in Colombo helped Sri Lanka reduce the gap against their higher ranked opposition to 3-2, while also lifting him 22 places to a career-best 21st position after finishing with 14 wickets in the series. He is also now on a career-high 600 rating points.

Dananjaya’s team-mate Thisara Perera (up four places to 68th) is another one to move up the rankings for bowlers while captain Angelo Mathews and wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella have made noteworthy gains among batsmen.

With Nepal gaining ODI status, Sandeep Lamichhane is among those making an entry into the rankings
With Nepal gaining ODI status, Sandeep Lamichhane is among those making an entry into the rankings

Mathews, the leading scorer in the series with 235 runs and a highest of 97 not out in the last match, has gained two slots to reach 25th position while Dickwella has moved up four places to grab 35th position. Kusal Perera (up 16 places to 66th) has gained in the latest update, which also takes into account the drawn two-match series between the Netherlands and Nepal.

For South Africa, player of the series Jean-Paul Duminy’s 227 runs at a strike-rate of 135.9 have seen him gain 11 slots to reach joint-40th position among batsmen even as regular captain Faf du Plessis has dropped out of the top 10 after missing the last two matches of the series.

South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has gained 57 places to reach 88th position after finishing with 10 wickets while spinner Tabraiz Shamsi’s six wickets in the series have lifted him 47 places to 100th position.

Meanwhile, left-arm fast bowler Fred Klaassen of the Netherlands has made his way to 203rd position with figures of three for 38 and three for 30 in the two home matches against Nepal while leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal finds himself in 217th position after finishing with four wickets.

Sompal Kami (229th) and Gyanendra Malla (236th) are the leading batsmen for Nepal after notching a half-century each in the Amstelveen series while Daniel ter Braak (304th) is the highest-ranked batsman for the Netherlands.

In the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings, South Africa have slipped to fourth position despite the series win over Sri Lanka owing to the large difference in points between the two sides. South Africa have gone down from 113 to 110 points while eighth-ranked Sri Lanka have gained three points and moved to 80 points in the list led by England with 127 points.

The ODI team rankings, unlike the Test rankings, are updated after each match.

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 13 August, after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka v South Africa series):

Rank Team Points
1 England 127
2 India 121
3 New Zealand 112
4 South Africa 110 (-3)
5 Pakistan 104
6 Australia 100
7 Bangladesh 92
8 Sri Lanka 80 (+3)
9 West Indies 69
10 Afghanistan 63
11 Zimbabwe 53
12 Ireland 38
13 Scotland 33
14 UAE 18

 

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

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 13 August, after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka v South Africa and Netherlands v Nepal series):

BATSMEN (Top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge Highest rating
1 ( - ) Virat Kohli Ind 911! 58.2 911 v Eng at Headingley 2018
2 ( - ) Babar Azam Pak 825 54.8 846 v NZ at Wellington 2018
3 ( - ) Joe Root Eng 818 51.61 819 v Aus at Brisbane 2018
4 ( - ) Rohit Sharma Ind 806 44.98 825 v SL at Mohali 2017
5 ( - ) David Warner Aus 803 43.43 880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
6 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 785 46.28 789 v Eng at Dunedin 2018
7 ( - ) Quinton de Kock SA 781 45.25 808 v Ban at East London 2017
8 (+1) Kane Williamson NZ 778 46.87 798 v SA at Centurion 2015
9 (+1) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 770 45.72 794 v SA at Melbourne 2015
10 (+1) Jonny Bairstow Eng 769 50.3 777 v Aus at Durham 2018
11 -3 Faf du Plessis SA 766 44.4 802 v Ind at Durban 2018
12 (+1) Tamim Iqbal Ban 737! 36.23 737 v Win at St Kitts 2018
13 (+1) Martin Guptill NZ 731 42.99 789 v SA at Hamilton 2017
14 -2 Hashim Amla SA 729 49.65 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
15 ( - ) MS Dhoni Ind 714 51.25 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
16 ( - ) Fakhar Zaman Pak 713*! 76.07 713 v Zim at Bulawayo 2018
17 ( - ) Aaron Finch Aus 706 38.19 744 v Eng at Melbourne 2015
18 ( - ) Jos Buttler Eng 701 40.35 723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
19 ( - ) Steve Smith Aus 675 41.84 752 v Pak at Sydney 2017
20= ( - ) Travis Head Aus 670*! 37 670 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
  ( - ) Jason Roy Eng 670 39.06 680 v Aus at Durham 2018

 

BOWLERS (Top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge Eco Highest rating
1 ( - ) Jasprit Bumrah Ind 775* 22.5 4.64 787 v SA at Centurion 2018
2 ( - ) Rashid Khan Afg 763* 14.4 3.96 787 v Zim at Sharjah 2018
3 ( - ) Hasan Ali Pak 742* 20.88 5.21 766 v NZ at Wellington 2018
4 ( - ) Trent Boult NZ 699 24.63 5.09 766 v Ind at Delhi 2016
5 ( - ) Josh Hazlewood Aus 696 24.27 4.72 733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
6 ( - ) Kuldeep Yadav Ind 684* 19.35 4.82 698 v Eng at Lord's 2018
7 (+1) Adil Rashid Eng 681 ! 30.8 5.52 681 v Ind at Headingley 2018
8 (+1) Kagiso Rabada SA 676 27.62 5.09 724 v Eng at Lord's 2017
9= -2 Imran Tahir SA 666 24.81 4.68 786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017
  (+1) Y. Chahal Ind 666* 23.86 4.72 668 v Eng at Lord's 2018
11 ( - ) Chris Woakes Eng 643 30.77 5.5 673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
12 ( - ) Mitchell Starc Aus 642 20.95 4.93 783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
13 ( - ) Mitchell Santner NZ 632 33.91 4.9 663 v Eng at Hamilton 2018
14 ( - ) Moeen Ali Eng 621 45.08 5.09 629 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018
15 ( - ) Akshar Patel Ind 615* 31.31 4.43 663 v Aus at Nagpur 2017
16 ( - ) Mohammad Nabi Afg 611 31.95 4.29 653 v Zim at Harare 2017
17 ( - ) M. Rahman Ban 609* 20.01 4.71 610 v Win at Guyana 2018
18 ( - ) Pat Cummins Aus 607 28.45 5.38 626 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
19= ( - ) M. Mortaza Ban 606 30.87 4.78 653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009
  ( - ) Matt Henry NZ 606 24.59 5.57 675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016 

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Highest rating
1 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 362 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2 ( - ) M. Nabi Afg 323 349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
3 ( - ) M. Hafeez Pak 322 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
4 ( - ) Mitchell Santner NZ 317! 317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018
5 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 305 427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014 

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