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Hasan Ali achieves career-best No. 1 ODI rank for bowlers

Hasan Ali moved up six places to become the fifth bowler at the top of the ODI rankings this year.

Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali of Pakistan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Among bowlers, Hasan Ali’s haul of five for 34 in the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, which his team won by seven wickets for a decisive 3-0 lead in the five-match series, has given the pace bowler a big boost in ranking points.

The 23-year-old, who has taken nine wickets in the series so far, has moved up six places to become the fifth bowler at the top of the ODI rankings this year after Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada and Josh Hazlewood.

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Outside of the top 20, Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal (up three places to 36th), South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo (up 30 places to 52nd) and Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain (up seven places to 61st) are the other bowlers to move northwards.

Mohammad Hafeez back to No. 1

Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez is back as the top all-rounder, edging Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan. Hafeez, who first attained top ranking in January 2013, has reached the top spot for the ninth time.

BOWLING (top 20)

Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points    Avg      Highest Rating

1           (+6)         Hasan Ali             Pak         743*!     20.66     743 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2017

2           (-1)          Imran Tahir          SA           726       23.87     786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

3           (-1)          Josh Hazlewood    Aus         714      23.85     732 v Eng at Edgbaston 2017

4           (-1)          Kagiso Rabada      SA           703      25.98    724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017

5           (-1)          Mitchell Starc        Aus         684      20.13     783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

6           (-1)          Jasprit Bumrah    Ind          671*      22.10     87 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

7           (-1)          Trent Boult           NZ           665        25.48     766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

8           (-1)          Akshar Patel         Ind          663*!     29.88    663 v Aus at Nagpur 2017

9           ( – )          Rashid Khan         Afg          647*!     14.74     647 v Win at St Lucia 2017

10=       ( – )          Sunil Narine          Win         646       26.46    791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

10=       ( – )          Liam Plunkett      Eng         646!      30.22     646 v WI at Southampton 2017

12         ( – )          Adil Rashid            Eng         639        32.02    655 v Ban at Chittagong 2016

13         ( – )          Chris Woakes        Eng         635         31.45     651 v SA at Headingley 2017

14         ( – )          B. Kumar               Ind          626        36.71     657 v Win at Dharamsala 2014

15         ( – )          Mohammad Nabi    Afg          618        32.74     653 v Zim at Harare 2017

16         ( – )          Mitchell Santner     NZ         610*      33.77     617 v Ban at Dublin 2017

17         ( – )          Matt Henry            NZ           606        25.26     675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

18         (+1)         Morne Morkel        SA           590        24.48     717 v SL at East London 2012

19         (+1)         Shakib Al Hasan    Ban         586        29.70     717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

20         (+1)         Pat Cummins         Aus         580        29.24    588 v Ind at Indore 2017

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points    Highest Rating

1           (+1)         M. Hafeez             Pak         360        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

2           (-1)          S. Al Hasan           Ban         345        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

3           ( – )          M. Nabi                Afg          329        349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

4           ( – )          Angelo Mathews     SL          296        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

5           ( – )          Ben Stokes           Eng         293        299 v Win at Bristol 2017

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