Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma retain their top positions in the latest ICC ODI rankings
The ICC released the rankings after the conclusion of ODI series between England and Ireland.
Updated - Aug 6, 2020 11:16 am
Ireland batsmen Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling have advanced in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after figuring in a record 214-run partnership that helped win the final match of their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against England in Southampton on Tuesday.
Captain Balbirnie’s innings of 113 in the final match and an aggregate of 131 runs helped him move up four places to 42nd position while his deputy Stirling’s score of 142 and a total of 156 runs lifted him one slot to 26th in the list led by India skipper Virat Kohli.
Rookie Curtis Campher’s impressive first series, which saw him score half-centuries both times he batted, has helped him make a noteworthy entry into the batsmen’s list in 191st position, and the Ireland bowlers too registered upward movement in the latest rankings update.
Fast bowler Craig Young’s six wickets in the series have lifted him 40 places to a career-best 89th position while Mark Adair (up six places to 138th) and Joshua Little (up 38 places to 146th) are the others to move up after the series, which ended 2-1 in England’s favour.
What about other players?
England captain Eoin Morgan, another centurion from Tuesday’s match, has gained one place and is 22nd while Jonny Bairstow has moved up a slot to 13th position, thanks to his knock of 82 in the second match. Sam Billings has re-entered the rankings at 146th position after aggregating 132 runs. Meanwhile, there is no change in the top three batsmen with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam retaining their positions.
Among their bowlers, leg-spinner Adil Rashid has advanced from 29th to 25th with five wickets in the series, while left-arm fast bowler David Willey’s eight wickets, including a haul of five for 30 in the opening match, not only won him the player of the series award but has also lifted him six places to 51st position.
England’s series win got them 20 points in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which sees 13 teams vie for direct qualifying places in the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023. Ireland are on 10 points.
India and seven other teams will make it directly from the league with the remaining two getting a second chance through a Qualifier.
Here are the latest ODI rankings:
|5||Faf du Plessis||SA||790|
|10||Q de Kock||SA||755|
|3||M Ur Rahman||Afg||701|
|4||C de Grandhomme||NZ||265|