England players gain big in the latest ICC ODI rankings
Roy, Ali, Rashid, Head and Richardson also move up in latest ODI rankings update.
by Press Author
Published - Jun 25, 2018 2:07 pm | Updated - Jun 25, 2018 2:07 pm
England players made significant gains after a 5-0 series win over Australia, while Scotland’s MacLeod and Cross also benefitted after fine efforts. England players have made significant gains in the latest 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 rating points after the third ODI in which he grabbed four for 47, has gained three places to finish in the 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.
Australia have slipped to sixth place in the ODI team rankings
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 77th position.
Scotland players gain
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 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.
ICC ODI team rankings
ICC ODI batsmen rankings
|1||( – )||Virat Kohli||Ind||909!||58.1||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||45.9||794 v SA at Melbourne 2015|
Other selected rankings
|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||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|
ICC ODI bowlers rankings
|1||( – )||Jasprit Bumrah||Ind||787*!||22.5||4.64||787 v SA at Centurion 2018|
|2||( – )||Rashid Khan||Afg||763*||14.4||3.96||787 v Zim at Sharjah 2018|
|3||(+1)||Hasan Ali||Pak||711*||21.4||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||5.5||673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018|
Other selected rankings
|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*!||31.5||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|
ICC ODI all-rounders rankings
|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|