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Australian captain Aaron Finch among the top 10 ICC ODI batsmen

Khawaja and Maxwell also gain; Imad advances in all three lists after five-match ODI series.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

The Australia captain has gained 12 slots to reach the joint-ninth position in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings for batsmen. Australia captain Aaron Finch has moved into the top 10 of the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after a superb run in the series against Pakistan which his side won 5-0 to bolster its confidence just two months before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

The 32-year-old’s player of the series effort of 451 runs, with two centuries and at an average of 112.75, has seen him gain 12 slots to reach joint-ninth position, even as his other team-mates too made important gains in the list of batsmen with memorable efforts in the five-match series in the United Arab Emirates.

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Finch’s opening partner Usman Khawaja has gained six slots to reach 19th position after scoring 272 runs in the series while Glenn Maxwell has advanced 10 places to reach 23rd place with 258 runs. Shaun Marsh has gained three slots to reach 44th after an aggregate of 182 runs.

Among their bowlers, leg-spinner Adam Zampa (up from 49th to 45th) and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile (up from 60th to 49th) have reaped the rewards of taking seven wickets each in the series while Jhye Richardson (up from 47th to 38th) is another one to move up.

For Pakistan, Imad Wasim has made huge gains after scoring 141 runs in the series and taking three wickets. The left-hander, who led his side in the last two matches after Shoaib Malik had to withdraw due to an injury, has gained 16 places to reach 68th among batsmen, advanced seven places to reach 37th in the list of bowlers and moved from 16th to joint-sixth among all-rounders along with West Indies captain Jason Holder.

Others to advance for Pakistan include Haris Sohail (up 33 places to 58th) and Mohammad Rizwan (up 45 places to 101st) among batsmen and Yasir Shah (up four places to 62nd) and Faheem Ashraf (up nine places to 70th) among bowlers.

There has been no change of positions in the Team Rankings but Australia have increased the gap over Pakistan from one to 11 points.

ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings:

Rank Team Points
1 England 123
2 India 120
3 New Zealand 112
4 South Africa 112
5 Australia 108 (+5)
6 Pakistan 97 (-5)
7 Bangladesh 90
8 Sri Lanka 76
9 West Indies 76
10 Afghanistan 64
11 Zimbabwe 52
12 Ireland 43
13 Scotland 33
14 UAE 15
15 Nepal 15

*The Netherlands (eight points from six matches) will qualify for a full ranking after playing two more matches.

ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings (as on 1 April 2019) Batsmen (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge
1 ( – ) Virat Kohli India 890 59.57
2 ( – ) Rohit Sharma India 839 47.39
3 ( – ) Ross Taylor NZ 830 48.34
4 ( – ) Q de Kock SA 803 45.56
5 ( – ) Faf du Plessis SA 801 46.54
6 (+1) Joe Root Eng 791 50.9
7 -2 Babar Azam Pak 781 51.29
8 (+1) Martin Guptill NZ 750 43.51
9= (+12) Aaron Finch Aus 744! 39.33
(+1) Shai Hope WI 744 45.56

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge
19 (+6) U Khawaja Aus 685*! 44.21
23 (+10) Glenn Maxwell Aus 666 33.33
44 (+3) Shaun Marsh Aus 565 41.62
58 (+33) Haris Sohail Pak 525*! 48.11
68 (+16) Imad Wasim Pak 506*! 47.40
88 (+7) Alex Carey Aus 458* 30.64
101 (+45) M Rizwan Pak 423* 33.57

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco
1 ( – ) Jasprit Bumrah India 774 22.15 4.51
2 ( – ) Trent Boult NZ 759 24.7 5.07
3 ( – ) Rashid Khan Afg 747 15 3.90
4 ( – ) Imran Tahir SA 703 24.21 4.62
5 ( – ) Kagiso Rabada SA 701 26.43 4.98
6 (+1) Pat Cummins Aus 694 26.53 5.18
7 (-1) Kuldeep Yadav India 689 21.74 4.93
8 ( – ) Y Chahal India 680 24.61 4.89
9 ( – ) M Ur Rahman Afg 678* 18.8 3.74
10 ( – ) Adil Rashid Eng 672 29.74 5.58

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco
37 (+7) Imad Wasim Pak 543* 42.51 4.63
38= (+9) J Richardson Aus 540* 26.33 5.85
45 (+4) Adam Zampa Aus 517 35.45 5.59
49 (+11) N Coulter-Nile Aus 499* 26.56 5.47
52 (+26) Nathan Lyon Aus 491*! 44.34 4.86
62 (+4) Yasir Shah Pak 469* 47.39 5.22
63 (+31) U Shinwari Pak 465*! 19.32 4.91
70 (+9) Faheem Ashraf Pak 445* 31.57 4.56

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts
1 ( – ) Rashid Khan Afg 356
2 ( – ) S Al Hasan Ban 341
3 ( – ) M Nabi Afg 329
4 ( – ) M Hafeez Pak 282
5 ( – ) M Santner NZ 278

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