Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow on verge of entering Top 10 in ICC ODI rankings

Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow on verge of entering Top 10 in ICC ODI rankings

Bairstow is just 7 points away from dislodging South Africa's newly appointed captain Quinton de Kock to enter the list of Top 10 ODI batsmen.

Jason Roy & Jonny Bairstow
Jason Roy of England celebrates with Jonny Bairstow. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow on verge of entering Top 10 in ICC ODI rankings

As the reigning World Cup champions kick off the Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League with their three-match series against Ireland, England’s Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will be looking to enter the Top 10 in the ICC ODI rankings. All three matches will grab absolute attention as these will count towards the entry in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 to be held in India.

Opener Roy and wicketkeeper-batsman Bairstow are currently ranked 11th and 14th respectively, in the ODI batsmen rankings and the duo could work their way back into the Top 10, ICC reported. While Roy is just 2 points away from being in the Top 10, he will not be a part of the England team for the series against Ireland. His chances would only get better based on other players’ performances.

Bairstow, on the other hand, is just 7 points away from dislodging South Africa’s newly appointed captain Quinton de Kock to enter the list of Top 10 ODI batsmen. Bairstow should also make his way evicting Shai Hope of West Indies, Imam-ul-Haq of Pakistan and his teammate Jason Roy, at 13th, 12th, and 11th positions respectively, in his chase to get into the Top 10. India’s stalwart Virat Kohli has retained the Number 1 spot from the last several months.

Here is how ICC ODI rankings work

A new list of rankings is released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on October 1 every year and this is how the rankings work :

  1. There is no human intervention in this calculation process, and no subjective assessment is made.
  2. It is a point-based system and ranking is a weighted average of the overall performances.
  3. Players are rated on a scale of 0 to 1000 points. If a player’s performance is better than the previous year’s performance then his points increase and vice-versa.
  4. The value of each player’s performance within a match is calculated using an algorithm which is a series of calculations (all pre-programmed) keeping in mind the different situations in each match.
  5. Out or Not Out (Bonus points are given to Not out players)
  6.  Ratings of the opposing bowling attack; the higher the combined ratings of the bowling attack, in proportion more value is given to the batsman’s innings.

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League will see 13 teams competing for direct qualifying places in the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023. India and seven other teams will make it directly from the league with the remaining teams getting a second chance through a qualifier.