Bairstow, Moeen Close in on Top 10 of ODI Rankings

Bairstow, Moeen Close in on Top 10 of ODI Rankings
Bairstow, Moeen Close in on Top 10 of ODI Rankings
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  • Roy, Ali, Rashid, Head and Richardson also move up in latest ODI rankings update
  • Scotland players MacLeod and Watt among those to gain after fine efforts
England players have made significant gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings  after an impressive 5-0 series whitewash of Australia that exhibited the top-ranked side’s potential a year ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, to be held in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July.

Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler and Jason Roy lead the charge in the list of batsmen with some fine efforts in recent matches. Bairstow has moved up four places to 11th position after aggregating 300 runs in the Australia series, which followed a fighting 105 against Scotland. Player of the Series Buttler has gained two spots to reach 16th place with 275 runs against Australia including an unbeaten 110 in the final match while Roy has moved up three places to 20th position.
 
Alex Hales (up one place to 22nd) and captain Eoin Morgan (up one place to 24th) are the others to advance for England while Australia’s Travis Head (up three places to 19th) has benefitted after aggregating 194 runs in the series.
 
England spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali finished with 12 wickets each in the series and that has reflected in the latest rankings update, which also takes into account the one-off match in Edinburgh which saw Scotland pull off a surprise six-run win over England.
 
Rashid, who achieved a career-best 677 ratings points after the third ODI in which he grabbed four for 47, has gained three places to finish in eighth position. Ali has moved up 13 places to 12th position, capping the series with a fine spell of four for 46 in the last match.
 
Mark Wood (up five places to 28th) and David Willey (up 23 places to 43rd) are the others to move up for England while Australia pace bowler Mark Watt has gained 26 places to finish the series in 67th position. For Australia, Kane Richardson’s six wickets in three matches have helped him move from 84th to 77thposition.
 
For Scotland, Calum MacLeod’s unbeaten 140 not only won him the Player of the Match award, but has also helped him gain 20 places to reach a career-best 35th position among batsmen. Matthew Cross has also gained nine slots to reach 103rd rank after scoring a useful 48 runs in the match.
 
Among their bowlers, Mark Watt (up 26 places to 67th) and Alasdair Evans (up five places to 85th) are the significant gainers.
 
Meanwhile, Australia have slipped to sixth place in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings after losing four points in the England series and finishing on 100 points, two points behind Pakistan.
 
England have recovered to finish with 126 points after slipping from 125 to 123 points with their loss to Scotland in the one-off ODI preceding this series. England are currently four points ahead of second-placed India, who they play in a three-match home series from 12 to 17 July. England will retain the top spot even if they lose the India series 2-1 but a 3-0 loss will see India back at the top of the table.
 
The ODI team rankings, unlike the Test rankings, are updated after each match. The ICC ODI predictor function is available here.
 
MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 25 June, after the one-off match between England and Scotland and the Australia-England series):
 
Rank    Team                Points
1          England            126 (+1)
2          India                 122
3          South Africa      113
4          New Zealand     112
5          Pakistan            102
6          Australia           100 (-4)
7          Bangladesh        93
8          Sri Lanka          77
9          Windies             69
10         Afghanistan      63
11         Zimbabwe         55
12         Ireland               38
13         Scotland             28 (+5)
14         UAE                   18
 
*Nepal and the Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing four more matches each
 
(Developed by David Kendix)
 
MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 25 June, after the one-off match between England and Scotland and the Australia-England series):
 
BATTING (top 10)
 
Rank      (+/-)       Player                    Team     Points    Avge     Highest Rating
   1          ( - )          Virat Kohli             Ind          909!       58.10     909 v SA at Centurion 2018
   2          (+2)         Babar Azam          Pak         813         51.11     846 v NZ at Wellington 2018
   3          (-1)          David Warner       Aus         803         43.43     880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
   4          (+1)         Rohit Sharma       Ind          799         44.55     825 v SL at Mohali 2017
   5          (+1)         Ross Taylor          NZ           785         46.28     789 v Eng at Dunedin 2018
   6          (-3)          Joe Root                Eng         784         49.82     819 v Aus at Brisbane 2018
   7          ( - )          Quinton de Kock  SA           783         45.41     808 v Ban at East London 2017
   8          ( - )          Faf du Plessis       SA           782         44.68     802 v Ind at Durban 2018
   9          ( - )          Kane Williamson NZ           778         46.87     798 v SA at Centurion 2015
  10         ( - )          Shikhar Dhawan  Ind          769         45.90     794 v SA at Melbourne 2015 
 
OTHER SELECTED RANKINGS
 
Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points   Avge      Highest Rating
11          (+4)         Jonny Bairstow     Eng         760        51.55      777 v Aus at Durham 2018
16          (+2)         Jos Buttler             Eng         705        40.67      723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
19          (+3)         Travis Head          Aus         670*!     37.00      670 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
20          (+3)         Jason Roy             Eng         666        39.06      680 v Aus at Durham 2018
22          (+1)         Alex Hales            Eng         649        38.36      705 v NZ at Cardiff 2017
24          (+1)         Eoin Morgan         Eng         622        37.13      690 v Aus at The Oval 2010
35          (+20)      Calum MacLeod  Sco         585!       37.81      585 v Eng at Edinburgh 2018
103         (+9)         Matthew Cross     Sco         405*!     22.76      405 v Eng at Edinburgh 2018
 
BOWLING (top 10)
 
Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points    Avge     Eco.       Highest Rating
   1          ( - )          Jasprit Bumrah    Ind          787*!     22.50     4.64       787 v SA at Centurion 2018
   2          ( - )          Rashid Khan         Afg          763*      14.40     3.96       787 v Zim at Sharjah 2018
   3          (+1)         Hasan Ali               Pak         711*      21.40     5.29       766 v NZ at Wellington 2018
   4          (+1)         Trent Boult            NZ           699         24.63     5.09       766 v Ind at Delhi 2016
   5          (-2)          Josh Hazlewood  Aus         696         24.27     4.72       733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
   6          ( - )          Imran Tahir           SA           683         24.81     4.68       786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017
   7          ( - )          Kagiso Rabada    SA           679         27.57     5.11       724 v Eng at Lord's 2017
   8=        (+3)         Adil Rashid            Eng         667         31.14     5.55       677 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2018
               (+1)         Y. Chahal              Ind          667*!     21.83     4.76       667 v SA at Centurion 2018
  10         (-2)          Chris Woakes       Eng         653         30.77     5.50       673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
 
OTHER SELECTED RANKINGS
 
Rank      (+/-)         Player                    Team     Points    Avge     Eco.       Highest Rating
13           (+12)      Moeen Ali              Eng         629!       44.26     5.08       629 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018
28           (+5)         Mark Wood           Eng         574*      46.18     5.49       577 v Aus at Durham 2018
43           (+23)      David Willey          Eng         498        36.09     5.75       551 v SL at Cardiff 2016
67           (+26)      Mark Watt              Sco         454*!     31.50     4.42       454 v Eng at Edinburgh 2018
77=         (+7)         Kane Richardson Aus         431*      31.62     5.48       433 v Ind at Bengaluru 2017
85=         (+5)         Alasdair Evans     Sco         421*!     28.44     5.12       421 v Eng at Edinburgh 2018
 
ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)
 
Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points    Highest Rating
   1          ( - )          Shakib 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          ( - )          Mitchell Santner   NZ           317!       317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018
   5=        (+1)         Angelo Mathews  SL           306        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
               (+4)         Moeen Ali              Eng         306!       306 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018
 
*Indicates a provisional rating
! Indicates career-best rating
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