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Sodhi, Ferguson move up in ODI rankings

Lockie Ferguson
Players from both Sri Lanka and New Zealand made gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings.

New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and fast bowler Lachlan Ferguson have moved up in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after creditable performances during a 3-0 sweep over Sri Lanka in a home series that ended on Tuesday.

  • Malinga, Thisara Perera and Henry Nicholls among others to gain in latest update
  • Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa will look to improve rankings in upcoming fixtures while preparing for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 

The two are now in joint-31st position after Sodhi’s eight wickets in the series helped him climb up 26 slots and Ferguson’s seven wickets lifted him 12 places to a career-best position in the list led by India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga is another bowler to gain in the latest update, moving up three places to take 46th spot after finishing with seven scalps in the series.

Among batsmen, Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill have retained their third and 14th positions after scoring 281 and 153 runs, respectively, while New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has dropped out of the top-10 to 11th position. Henry Nicholls has gained 21 places to take 59th position while Colin Munro has moved up from 58th to 56th.

Niroshan Dickwella (up one place to 26th), Thisara Perera (up 22 places to 65th), Kusal Perera (up seven places to 66th) and Danushka Gunathilaka (up 11 places to 82nd) are the batsmen to gain from the Sri Lanka side. The India pair of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are at the top of the list.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings, New Zealand have retained third position after blanking the opposition. They have gained one point to move up to 113 while Sri Lanka remain in eighth position but have lost one point to drop to 78 points.

Ross Taylor retained his No.3 position in the batsmen's rankings
Ross Taylor retained his No.3 position in the batsmen's rankings

Meanwhile, more sides will be looking to move up the rankings while also preparing for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July, with 13 matches scheduled in a period of just over three weeks. India get a chance to close the gap with table leaders England, and South Africa of moving up from their fourth position.

India, who play three matches against Australia and five against New Zealand, could reach 125 points and within one point of England if they are able to win all eight matches while Pakistan need to beat South Africa 5-0 in order to overtake them. 

Series scenarios:

Australia v India:

  • India win 3-0: India 122 points, Australia 98 points
  • India win 2-1: India 120, Australia 100
  • Australia win 2-1: India 119, Australia 102
  • Australia win 3-0: India 117, Australia 104

South Africa v Pakistan:

  • South Africa win 5-0: South Africa 115 points, Pakistan 98 points
  • South Africa win 4-1: South Africa 113, Pakistan 99
  • South Africa win 3-2: South Africa 111, Pakistan 101
  • Pakistan win 3-2: South Africa 109, Pakistan 103
  • Pakistan win 4-1: South Africa 107, Pakistan 105
  • Pakistan win 5-0: Pakistan 108, South Africa 105

The scenarios of the New Zealand-India series depend on the results of the Australia-India series. The predictor function is available here.

Upcoming fixtures

Australia v India:

12 January: 1st ODI, Sydney
15 January: 2nd ODI, Adelaide
18 January: 3rd ODI, Melbourne

South Africa v Pakistan:
19 January: 1st ODI, Port Elizabeth
22 January: 2nd ODI, Durban
25 January: 3rd ODI, Centurion
27 January: 4th ODI, Johannesburg
30 January: 5th ODI, Cape Town

New Zealand v India:
23 January: 1st ODI, Napier
26 January: 2nd ODI, Tauranga
28 January: 3rd ODI, Tauranga
31 January: 4th ODI, Hamilton
3 February: 5th ODI, Wellington

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as of 9 January, after the New Zealand-Sri Lanka series)

RankTeamPoints
1England126
2India121
3New Zealand113
4South Africa111
5Pakistan102
6Australia100
7Bangladesh93
8Sri Lanka78
9West Indies72
10Afghanistan67
11Zimbabwe52
12Ireland39
13Scotland33
14UAE21


Nepal will qualify for a full ranking after playing one more ODI, the Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing two more matches.

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 9 January, after the New Zealand-Sri Lanka series)

Batsmen (top 20)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
1( - )Virat KohliInd89959.83911 v Eng at Headingley 2018
2( - )Rohit SharmaInd871!47.78871 v Win at Thiruvananthapur 2018
3( - )Ross TaylorNZ823!47.91823 v SL at Nelson 2019
4( - )Joe RootEng80751.52824 v SL at Dambulla 2018
5( - )Babar AzamPak80251.52846 v NZ at Wellington 2018
6( - )David WarnerAus79143.43880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
7( - )Faf du PlessisSA78545.12802 v Ind at Durban 2018
8( - )Shai HopeWin780!47.48780 v Ban at Sylhet 2018
9( - )S. DhawanInd76745.69813 v Pak at Dubai 2018
10(+1)Q. de KockSA75444.44808 v Ban at East London 2017
11(-1)K. WilliamsonNZ74446.22798 v SA at Centurion 2015
12( - )Fakhar ZamanPak729*!57.95729 v NZ at Dubai 2018
13( - )Jonny BairstowEng72648.02777 v Aus at Durham 2018
14( - )Martin GuptillNZ71543.16789 v SA at Hamilton 2017
  15=( - )M. RahimBan712!34.94712 v Win at Sylhet 2018
     ( - )Tamim IqbalBan71236.64737 v Win at St Kitts 2018
17( - )Hashim AmlaSA70749.65901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
18( - )Aaron FinchAus69037.56744 v Eng at Melbourne 2015
19( - )Jos ButtlerEng68539.7723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
20( - )Eoin MorganEng67538.57690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

 

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank    (+/-)PlayerTeamPtsEcoAvgHighest Rating
1( - )Jasprit BumrahInd841!21.014.44841 v Win at Thiruvananthapur 2018
2( - )Rashid KhanAfg78814.473.9806 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018
3( - )Kuldeep YadavInd723*!20.074.73723 v Win at Thiruvananthapur 2018
4( - )Kagiso RabadaSA70226.15724 v Eng at Lord's 2017
5( - )M. RahmanBan695!20.564.58695 v Win at Sylhet 2018
   6=( - )Y.  ChahalInd683*25.554.75696 v Win at Guwahati 2018
     ( - )Adil RashidEng68330.425.5687 v SL at Pallekele 2018
8(+1)M. Ur RahmanAfg679*19.063.84691 v Ban at Abu Dhabi 2018
9(+1)J. HazlewoodAus67525.154.73733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
10(-2)Trent BoultNZ66525.785.19766 v Ind at Delhi 2016
11( - )Imran TahirSA66424.334.69786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017
12(+1)Hasan AliPak64623.415.31766 v NZ at Wellington 2018
13(+1)Chris WoakesEng64230.645.51673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
14(-2)A. DananjayaSL641*26.935.15651 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2018
15( - )Dale SteynSA63825.74.87746 v Ind at Durban 2013
16( - )M. Nabi             Afg63331.444.25653 v Zim at Harare 2017
17( - )Mitchell StarcAus63221.444.95783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
18(+1)Pat CumminsAus61629.735.31629 v SA at Adelaide 2018
19(-1)M. SantnerNZ61333.914.9663 v Eng at Hamilton 2018
20( - )Tim MurtaghIre60229.744.48613 v Zim at Harare 2018

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest Ratings
1( - )Rashid KhanAfg353*/ 359 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018
2( - )Shakib Al HasanBan352453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
3( - )Mohammad NabiAfg337349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
4( - )M. HafeezPak311438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
5( - )M. SantnerNZ298317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018


For more information on player rankings, please click here.

The predictor function is availablehere

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