New Zealand’s Trent Boult moves to 3rd in ODI bowling rankings

New Zealand’s Trent Boult moves to 3rd in ODI bowling rankings
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Trent Boult surged in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings; MS Dhoni, Beuran Hendricks, Imam-ul-Haq all move up in latest rankings.

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has surged in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after finishing with 12 wickets in the series against India, which culminated in Wellington on Sunday with a 4-1 victory for the visiting side.

The 29-year-old left-armer, who swung the ball prodigiously to claim five for 21 and helped New Zealand to a win in the fourth match, has moved up seven places to grab third position. Boult topped the rankings in January 2016, and is again on his way up, with only India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan ahead of him.

India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (up one place to fifth) and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up six places to 17th) are among others to move up in the latest rankings update, which also takes into account India’s preceding three-match series against Australia, the five-match series between South Africa and Pakistan, and the three matches between the United Arab Emirates and Nepal.

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has moved up three places to 17th position during a run, which includes three consecutive half-centuries for a player of the series award against Australia. Kedar Jadhav (up eight places to 35th) is another one to advance for India in the list led by their captain Virat Kohli.

For South Africa, Quinton de Kock (up one place to eighth), Hashim Amla (up three places to 13th) and Reeza Hendricks (up 36 places to 94th) have moved up among batsmen while Andile Phehlukwayo’s eight wickets have seen him gain 13 places and reach 19th position and Dwaine Pretorious has moved up from 53rd to 44th slot.

Pakistan’s fighting effort in South Africa was thanks largely to Player of the Series Imam-ul-Haq and he has gained nine slots to reach a career-best 16th position with 271 runs at the top of the order. Shaheen Afridi, who came into prominence in last year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, is also among those to benefit. The tall left-arm fast bowler has moved up 38 slots to 74th position after taking six wickets in the series.

Other batsmen to move up in the latest rankings update include the Australia duo of Glenn Maxwell (up two places to 30th) and Shaun Marsh (up from 60th to 43rd).

The UAE and Nepal players have had some highs too. Fast bowler Mohammad Naveed of the UAE has jumped six places to 57th and a tally of 470 points that is the highest ever by a bowler from his side. Nepal’s leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has gained 16 slots to reach 134th position as he works his way toward becoming the first from his country to break into the top 100 with either bat or ball.

Nepal captain Paras Khadka and Sompal Kami have also made significant gains.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings, New Zealand have slipped behind South Africa to fourth place. Nepal now have a full ranking after crossing the threshold of eight matches and are now tied with the UAE at 15 points with their 2-1 win but marginally behind on decimals.

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as of 4 February)

Rank Team Points
1 England 126
2 India 122 (+1)
3 South Africa 111
4 New Zealand 111 (-1)
5 Pakistan 102
6 Australia 100
7 Bangladesh 93
8 Sri Lanka 78
9 West Indies 72
10 Afghanistan 67
11 Zimbabwe 52
12 Ireland 39
13 Scotland 33
14 UAE 15 (-6)
15 Nepal 15 (+10)

The Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing two more matches.

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings (as of 4 February)

Batsmen (top 20)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Virat Kohli

Ind

887

59.50

911 v Eng at Headingley 2018

2

( - )

Rohit Sharma

Ind

854

47.60

883 v Aus at Sydney 2019

3

( - )

Ross Taylor

NZ

821

47.82

831 v Ind at Hamilton 2019

4

( - )

Joe Root

Eng

807

51.52

824 v SL at Dambulla 2018

5

( - )

Babar Azam

Pak

801

51.29

846 v NZ at Wellington 2018

6

( - )

Faf du Plessis

SA

791

45.73

802 v Ind at Durban 2018

7

( - )

Shai Hope

Win

780!

47.48

780 v Ban at Sylhet 2018

8

(+1)

Q. de Kock

SA

758

44.26

808 v Ban at East London 2017

9

(+2)

Fakhar Zaman

Pak

755*!

53.40

755 v SA at Cape Town 2019

10

(-2)

S. Dhawan

Ind

744

45.02

813 v Pak at Dubai 2018

11

(-1)

K. Williamson

NZ

739

45.65

798 v SA at Centurion 2015

12

( - )

J. Bairstow

Eng

726

48.02

777 v Aus at Durham 2018

13

(+3)

Hashim Amla

SA

722

49.74

901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

14=

( - )

M. Rahim

Ban

712!

34.94

712 v Win at Sylhet 2018

 

( - )

Tamim Iqbal

Ban

712

36.64

737 v Win at St Kitts 2018

16

(+9)

Imam-ul-Haq

Pak

695*

60.55

706 v SA at Johannesburg 2019

17

(+3)

MS Dhoni

Ind

688

50.80

836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

18

( - )

Jos Buttler

Eng

685

39.70

723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016

19

(-6)

Martin Guptill

NZ

683

42.30

789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

20

(-1)

Eoin Morgan

Eng

675

38.57

690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

 

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Eco

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Jasprit Bumrah

Ind

808

21.01

4.44

841 v Win at Thiruvananthapur 2018

2

( - )

Rashid Khan

Afg

788

14.47

3.90

806 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018

3

(+7)

Trent Boult

NZ

732

24.86

5.10

766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

4

(-1)

Kuldeep Yadav

Ind

719

20.64

4.77

765 v NZ at Bay Oval 2019

5

(+1)

Y. Chahal

Ind

709

23.83

4.80

730 v NZ at Napier 2019

6

(-1)

M. Rahman

Ban

695!

20.56

4.58

695 v Win at Sylhet 2018

7

(-3)

Kagiso Rabada

SA

688

26.96

5.00

724 v Eng at Lord's 2017

8

(-2)

Adil Rashid

Eng

683

30.42

5.50

687 v SL at Pallekele 2018

9

(-1)

M. Ur Rahman

Afg

679*

19.06

3.84

691 v Ban at Abu Dhabi 2018

10

(-1)

J. Hazlewood

Aus

665

25.15

4.73

733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018

11

( - )

Imran Tahir

SA

654

24.87

4.67

786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

12

(+1)

Chris Woakes

Eng

642

30.64

5.51

673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018

13

(+1)

A. Dananjaya

SL

641*

26.93

5.15

651 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2018

14

(-2)

Hasan Ali

Pak

634

24.18

5.25

766 v NZ at Wellington 2018

15

(+1)

M. Nabi

Afg

633

31.44

4.25

653 v Zim at Harare 2017

16

(-1)

Dale Steyn

SA

629

25.92

4.88

746 v Ind at Durban 2013

17

(+6)

B. Kumar

Ind

628

35.91

4.98

658 v Win at Dharamsala 2014

18

(-1)

Mitchell Starc

Aus

623

21.44

4.95

783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

19

(+13)

A. Phehlukwayo

SA

613!

29.80

5.65

613 v Pak at Cape Town 2019

20

(-2)

Pat Cummins

Aus

607

29.73

5.31

629 v SA at Adelaide 2018

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Rashid Khan

Afg

353*/

359 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018

2

( - )

Shakib Al Hasan

Ban

352

453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

3

( - )

Mohammad Nabi

Afg

337

349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

4

( - )

Mohammad Hafeez

Pak

296

437 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

5

(+1)

M. Ali

Eng

289

306 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018

 

For more information on player rankings, please click here.

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