Kagiso Rabada & Imran Tahir Advance in ICC ODI Player Rankings

Kagiso Rabada & Imran Tahir Advance in ICC ODI Player Rankings
Kagiso Rabada & Imran Tahir Advance in ICC ODI Player Rankings
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South Africa bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir have advanced within the top-10 of the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings after their side’s 3-0 home series triumph over Zimbabwe.

Fast bowler Rabada, who is also ranked second in Tests, has moved up three spots to take sixth position after grabbing five wickets in two matches, while formerly top-ranked leg-spinner Tahir’s player of the series effort of 10 wickets, which included a hat-trick in the second ODI, has seen him progress three places to seventh position.

South Africa fast bowlers Andile Phehlukwayo and Lungi Ngidi have also made significant gains in a series dominated by their team, who won the three matches by margins of by five wickets, 140 runs and four wickets.

Phehlukwayo has moved up nine slots to 35th position with five wickets in the series and Ngidi has gained 19 places to reach a career-best 60th position with four wickets in two matches. Aiden Markram (up 14 places to a career-best 115th) and Heinrich Klaasen (up 47 places to a career-high 118th) have moved up in the list for batsmen.

For Zimbabwe, Hamilton Masakadza (up three places to 64th) and Sean Williams (up eight places to 78th) are the main gainers among batsmen while Tendai Chetara (up six places to 45th) has progressed in the list for bowlers.

South Africa’s facile win did not impact the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings as both teams remained on their pre-series points tally – the home side in fourth position on 110 points and Zimbabwe in 11th position on 53 points.

Meanwhile, the top sides will continue to prepare for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales with five sides to feature in 13 50-over matches this month. To add further context to these matches, the number-one ranking will potentially be up for the taking depending on how the Sri Lanka and England series pans out.

In the England v Sri Lanka series, which starts in Dambulla on 10 October, England will have to win the series to retain their number-one ranking. Their failure to win the series, will give India a sniff at the top spot when they will take on the West Indies in the five-ODI series from 21 October.

However, if both England and India win all their matches in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies, then they will gain a point each to finish on 128 and 123 points respectively, thus retaining a difference of five points.

Bangladesh will also have an opportunity to add another point to their tally when they will feature in a three-ODI series against Zimbabwe from 20 October. The only way Bangladesh can drop behind Sri Lanka in eighth position is if Zimbabwe and England win 3-0 and 5-0, respectively.

Series scenarios:

Sri Lanka v England

· England beat Sri Lanka 5-0 – England 128 points, Sri Lanka 76 points
· England beat Sri Lanka 4-1 – England 126, Sri Lanka 78
· England beat Sri Lanka 3-2 – England 124, Sri Lanka 80
· Sri Lanka win 3-2 – England 122, Sri Lanka 82
· Sri Lanka win 4-1 – England 120, Sri Lanka 84
· Sri Lanka win 5-0 – England 119, Sri Lanka 86

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

· Bangladesh win 3-0 – Bangladesh 93, Zimbabwe 52
· Bangladesh win 2-1 – Bangladesh 90, Zimbabwe 54
· Zimbabwe win 2-1 – Bangladesh 87, Ziimbabwe 56
· Zimbabwe win 3-0 – Bangladesh 85, Zimbabwe 58

India v West Indies

· India win 5-0 – India 123, West Indies 68
· India win 4-1 – India 122, West Indies 71
· India win 3-2 – India 120, West Indies 73
· West Indies win 3-2 – India 118, West Indies 76
· West Indies win 4-1 – India 116, West Indies 79
· West Indies 5-0 – India 115, West Indies 82

Upcoming series:

Sri Lanka v England
10 October – 1st ODI, Dambulla
13 October – 2nd ODI, Dambulla
17 October – 3rd ODI, Kandy
20 October – 4th ODI, Kandy
23 October – 5th ODI, Colombo

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
20 October – 1st ODI, Dhaka
23 October – 2nd ODI, Chittagong
25 October – 3rd ODI, Chittagong

India v West Indies
21 October – 1st ODI, Guwahati
24 October – 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam
27 October – 3rd ODI, Pune
29 October – 4th ODI, Mumbai
1 November – 5th ODI, Thiruvananthapuram

The ODI team rankings, unlike the Test rankings, are updated after each match. The predictor function is available here.

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as of 8 October, after the South Africa-Zimbabwe series):

RANK TEAM POINTS

1. England 127
2. India 122
3. New Zealand 112
4. South Africa 110
5. Pakistan 101
6. Australia 100
7. Bangladesh 92
8. Sri Lanka 77
9. West Indies 69
10. Afghanistan 67
11. Zimbabwe 53
12. Ireland 39
13. Scotland 33
14. UAE 21

*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 ODI Player Rankings (as of 8 October, after the South Africa-Zimbabwe series):

BATSMEN (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Virat Kohli Ind 884 58.20 911 v Eng at Headingley 2018
2 ( - ) Rohit Sharma Ind 842 46.17 844 v Pak at Dubai 2018
3 ( - ) Joe Root Eng 818 51.61 819 v Aus at Brisbane 2018
4 ( - ) David Warner Aus 803 43.43 880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
5 ( - ) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 802 46.82 813 v Pak at Dubai 2018
6 ( - ) Babar Azam Pak 798 51.92 846 v NZ at Wellington 2018
7 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 785 46.28 789 v Eng at Dunedin 2018
8 (+1) Kane Williamson NZ 778 46.87 798 v SA at Centurion 2015
9= (-1) Quinton de Kock SA 769 45.25 808 v Ban at East London 2017
(+1) Jonny Bairstow Eng 769 50.30 777 v Aus at Durham 2018
11 ( - ) Faf du Plessis SA 753 44.22 802 v Ind at Durban 2018
12 ( - ) Martin Guptill NZ 731 42.99 789 v SA at Hamilton 2017
13= ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 718 49.65 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
(+1) Tamim Iqbal Ban 718 36.24 737 v Win at St Kitts 2018
15 ( - ) Aaron Finch Aus 706 38.19 744 v Eng at Melbourne 2015
16 ( - ) Mushfiqur Rahim Ban 702 33.97 712 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018
17 ( - ) Jos Buttler Eng 701 40.35 723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
18 ( - ) MS Dhoni Ind 695 50.61 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
19 ( - ) Fakhar Zaman Pak 689* 59.00 715 v HK at Dubai 2018
20 ( - ) Steve Smith Aus 675 41.84 752 v Pak at Sydney 2017

BOWLERS (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge Eco. Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Jasprit Bumrah Ind 797 21.77 4.54 821 v Pak at Dubai 2018
2 ( - ) Rashid Khan Afg 788 14.47 3.90 806 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018
3 ( - ) Kuldeep Yadav Ind 700*! 20.10 4.65 700 v Ban at Dubai 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 (+3) Kagiso Rabada SA 691 26.79 5.03 724 v Eng at Lord's 2017
7 (+3) Imran Tahir SA 685 23.75 4.67 786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017
8= (-2) Adil Rashid Eng 681! 30.80 5.52 681 v Ind at Headingley 2018
(-2) Hasan Ali Pak 681 22.39 5.23 766 v NZ at Wellington 2018
10 (-2) M. Ur Rahman Afg 679* 19.06 3.84 691 v Ban at Abu Dhabi 2018
11 ( - ) Y. Chahal Ind 661* 24.92 4.68 668 v HK at Dubai 2018
12 ( - ) M. Rahman Ban 651*! 19.78 4.66 651 v Ind at Dubai 2018
13 ( - ) Chris Woakes Eng 643 30.77 5.50 673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
14 ( - ) Mitchell Starc Aus 642 20.95 4.93 783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
15 ( - ) Mohammad Nabi Afg 633 31.44 4.25 653 v Zim at Harare 2017
16 ( - ) Mitchell Santner NZ 632 33.91 4.90 663 v Eng at Hamilton 2018
17 ( - ) Moeen Ali Eng 621 45.08 5.09 629 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018
18 ( - ) Pat Cummins Aus 607 28.45 5.38 626 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
19 ( - ) Matt Henry NZ 606 24.59 5.57 675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016
20 ( - ) Tim Murtagh Ire 602 29.74 4.48 613 v Zim at Harare 2018

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Rashid Khan Afg 353*/ 359 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018
2 ( - ) S. Al Hasan Ban 341 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
3 ( - ) M. Nabi Afg 337 349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
4 ( - ) M. Santner NZ 317! 317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018
5 ( - ) M. Hafeez Pak 306 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

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