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Root, Sarfraz and Bailey lead batsmen’s charge in latest ICC ODI rankings
by International Cricket Council


Player:GJ Bailey, Sarfraz Ahmed, JE Root

DateLine: 5th September 2016

 

England batsman Joe Root has surged into the top five of the MRF Tyres ICC Players Rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time after a stellar performance against Pakistan, which earned him the player of the series award.

 

The 25-year-old scored 274 runs in the series, which helped him leapfrog New Zealand’s duo of Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill as well as India batsman Rohit Sharma into fourth position in the latest player rankings.

 

During the series, the Yorkshireman also achieved a career-best rating of 776 points, which he had attained after the third ODI at Trent Bridge in which he scored 85.

 

Root in one of the four England batsmen to make upward movement following a 4-1 series win over Pakistan.

 

Alex Hales has risen four places to reach 20th spot after aggregating 223 runs in the series, including a belligerent 171 in the third ODI, captain Eoin Morgan has gained four places and is now in 24th spot, while Jason Roy’s series contribution of 181 runs have helped him rise 10 places to share 35th spot with Dinesh Chandimal, who himself has moved up 15 places following a good series with the bat against Australia.

 

The good news for Pakistan was the movement of its captain Azhar Ali and wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

 

Azhar’s 208 runs in the series has seen him move up 15 places to 33rd rank, while Sarfraz, who was the highest run-getter in the series from either side with 300 runs, has moved up 21 places to 39th position.

 

Sarfraz had a productive series with the bat when he scored 55, 105, 38, 12 and 90 in the series.

 

Azhar and Sarfraz are the only two Pakistan batsmen, who featured in the recent series against England, to figure inside the top 50. The next highest Pakistan batsman is Shoaib Malik in 67th spot.

 

Australia, which scripted a similar 4-1 series win over Sri Lanka, saw Aaron Finch and George Bailey move up two and three places, respectively. Finch is now in 15th position while Bailey claims 17th spot.

 

Bailey finished the series as the most successful batsman with 270 runs, which later earned him the player of the series award, 34 runs more than Chandimal who ended up in 35th spot after rising 15 places.

 

AB de Villiers of South Africa is the number-one ranked ODI batsman, and he is followed by India’s Virat Kohli and team-mate Hashim Amla, in second and third positions, respectively.

 

In the MRF Tyres ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Australia fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and John Hastings have made significant gains after their performances in Sri Lanka.

 

Starc’s 12 wickets in the series have seen him move up from fifth to third place, Faulkner’s 10 wickets have helped him gain 15 places to reach 18th position, while Hastings has vaulted 22 places to achieve a career-best 24th rank following nine wickets in three matches.

 

In the series between England and Pakistan, the home side’s Adil Rashid has broken into the top 10 for the first time, while fast bowler Chris Woakes has carried his Test form into limited overs cricket by entering the top 20 for the first time.

 

Rashid has been rewarded for his eight wickets in the series with a rise of six places that has put him in 10th position, while Woakes has climbed 13 places to 16th after finishing as the leading wicket-taker in the series with nine wickets.

 

The bowlers’ table is led by Sunil Narine of the West Indies, while Trent Boult of New Zealand is in second place.

 

In the rankings for all-rounders led by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, Faulkner moved up a slot to third position.

 

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 5 September, after the England v Pakistan and Sri Lanka v Australia series)

 

Batsmen (top 10) Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 887 53.63 902 v NZ at Auckland 2015
2 ( - ) Virat Kohli Ind 813 51.51 886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014
3 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 778 51.97 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
4 (+3) Joe Root Eng 758! 45.71 776 v Pak at Trent Bridge 2016
5 (-1) K. Williamson NZ 752 47.00 798 v SA at Centurion 2015
6 (-1) Martin Guptill NZ 751! 43.25 751 v Aus at Hamilton 2016
7 (-1) Rohit Sharma Ind 750 42.08 761 v Aus at Sydney 2016
8 ( - ) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 737 43.97 794 v SA at Melbourne 2015
9 ( - ) Q. de Kock SA 735 41.83 789 v Eng at Centurion 2016
10= (+1) Faf du Plessis SA 716 40.56 730 v Aus at Barbados 2016
( - ) T. Dilshan SL 716 39.27 802 v Sco at Hobart 2015

 

Other selected rankings Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
15= (+2) Aaron Finch Aus 698 37.34 743 v Eng at Melbourne 2015
17 (+3) George Bailey Aus 695 42.50 867 v SA at Harare 2014
20 (+4) Alex Hales Eng 656* 37.77 666 v Pak at Trent Bridge 2016
24 (+6) Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 611 37.18 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010
33 (+15) Azhar Ali Pak 582*! 40.50 582 v Eng at Cardiff 2016
35= (+15) D. Chandimal SL 569 34.46 667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012
(+10) Jason Roy Eng 569*! 39.07 569 v Pak at Cardiff 2016
39 (+21) Sarfraz Ahmed Pak 560! 32.83 560 v Eng at Cardiff 2016

 

Bowlers (top 10)
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Sunil Narine WI 759 25.74 4.07 791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
2 ( - ) Trent Boult NZ 731* 22.96 4.81 745 v Aus at Auckland 2016
3 (+2) Mitchell Starc Aus 711 19.61 4.78 783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
4 (-1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 699 27.89 4.30 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
5 (-1) Imran Tahir SA 693 23.13 4.64 735 v SL at Sydney 2015
6 ( - ) Matt Henry NZ 675*! 22.17 5.42 675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016
7= ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 645 25.93 4.86 746 v Ind at Durban 2013
( - ) Kagiso Rabada SA 645*! 21.45 4.78 645 v WI at Barbados 2016
9 ( - ) Morne Morkel SA 628 24.60 4.95 717 v SL at East London 2012
10 (+6) Adil Rashid Eng 609* 40.21 5.66 612 v Pak at Headingley 2016

 

Other selected rankings Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest Rating
16 (+13) Chris Woakes Eng 578 33.70 5.65 591 v Pak at Trent Bridge 2016
18 (+15) James Faulkner Aus 570 31.07 5.47 585 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
24 (+22) John Hastings Aus 551*! 28.51 4.70 551 v SL at Pallekele 2016
27 (+6) A.Mathews SL 543 34.04 4.63 649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013
48 (+25) Liam Plunkett Eng 476* 34.03 5.95 493 v WI at Trent Bridge 2007

 

All-rounders (top five) Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 416 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 352 427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
3 (+1) James Faulkner Aus 334 361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
4 (-1) T. Dilshan SL 303 415 v Sco at Hobart 2015
5 (+1) M. Nabi Afg 292 296 v Ire at Dubai (GCA) 2015

 

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs. !indicates career-highest rating

 

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