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Australia remain on top, England gain two points in ODI rankings

Australia remain on top, England gain two points in ODI rankings
Mitchell Starc has lost his number one position in the ICC ODI bowler rankings.
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Australia have managed to retain their number one position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International team rankings while England have gained two points following the completion of the five-match bilateral series which ended 3-2 in favour of the visitors.

Despite the series victory, Australia have lost two points and now have 127 points, while England have managed to hold on to their sixth position.

Among the players, Eoin Morgan, who was the highest run-scorer in the ODI series has jumped 11 places to lay claim to the 21st rank in the ICC player rankings for ODI batsmen. 

England batsmen, James Taylor has also managed to rise in the rankings, reaching the 55th spot, a leap of 29 places.

For Australia, all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh, who claimed the man-of-the-series award, has moved up 16 places to the 65th spot in the batting rankings.

Wicket-keeper, Matthew Wade, is now positioned at the 72nd spot, an upward movement of 23 places resulting from a good run with the bat in the series.

Among the bowlers, Mitchell Starc has dropped to the second spot in the ICC player rankings for ODI bowlers, giving up the pole position to South Africa’s Imran Tahir.

For England, Moeen Ali (up seven places to 29th rank), Adil Rashid (up 33 places to 78th rank) and David Willey (up 29 places to 97th rank) are the bowlers who made gains.

Among the Australian bowlers, Nathan Coulter-Nile (up 12 places to 81st rank), Glenn Maxwell (up 22 places to 49th rank), Patrick Cummins (up 50 places to 62nd rank) and Marsh (up 27 places to 99th rank) have improved their positions.

The only significant gainer in the ICC player rankings for ODI all-rounders is Maxwell, who is now positioned at the fifth rank in a list led by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan.

ICC ODI Rankings

Rank Team Pts
1 Australia 127
2 India 115
3 South Africa 110
4 New Zealand 109
5 Sri Lanka 103
6 England 100
7 Bangladesh 96
8 Pakistan 90
9 West Indies 88
10 Ireland 49
11 Zimbabwe 45
12 Afghanistan 41

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