Boult moves to third position in ODI Rankings

10icc1New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has surged in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after finishing with 12 wickets in the series against India, which culminated in Wellington on Sunday with a 4-1 victory for the visiting side. 

The 29-year-old left-armer, who swung the ball prodigiously to claim five for 21 and helped New Zealand to a win in the fourth match, has moved up seven places to grab third position. Boult topped the rankings in January 2016, and is again on his way up, with only India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan ahead of him. 

India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (up one place to fifth) and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up six places to 17th) are among others to move up in the latest rankings update, which also takes into account India’s preceding three-match series against Australia, the five-match series between South Africa and Pakistan, and the three matches between the United Arab Emirates and Nepal. 

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has moved up three places to 17th position during a run, which includes three consecutive half-centuries for a player of the series award against Australia. Kedar Jadhav (up eight places to 35th) is another one to advance for India in the list led by their captain Virat Kohli. 

For South Africa, Quinton de Kock (up one place to eighth), Hashim Amla (up three places to 13th) and Reeza Hendricks (up 36 places to 94th) have moved up among batsmen while Andile Phehlukwayo’s eight wickets have seen him gain 13 places and reach 19th position and Dwaine Pretorious has moved up from 53rd to 44th slot. 

Pakistan’s fighting effort in South Africa was thanks largely to a player of the series Imam-ul-Haq and he has gained nine slots to reach a career-best 16th position with 271 runs at the top of the order. Shaheen Afridi, who came into prominence in last year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, is also among those to benefit. The tall left-arm fast bowler has moved up 38 slots to 74th position after taking six wickets in the series. 

Other batsmen to move up in the latest rankings update include the Australia duo of Glenn Maxwell (up two places to 30th) and Shaun Marsh (up from 60th to 43rd). 

The UAE and Nepal players have had some highs too. Fast bowler Mohammad Naveed of the UAE has jumped six places to 57th and a tally of 470 points that is the highest ever by a bowler from his side. Nepal’s leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has gained 16 slots to reach 134th position as he works his way toward becoming the first from his country to break into the top 100 with either bat or ball. 

Nepal captain Paras Khadka and Sompal Kami have also made significant gains. 

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings, New Zealand has slipped behind South Africa to fourth place. Nepal now has a full ranking after crossing the threshold of eight matches and are now tied with the UAE at 15 points with their 2-1 win but marginally behind on decimals.

 

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings (as of 4 February)

 

Rank    Team               Points

1.     England            126

2.     India                 122 (+1)

3.     South Africa      111

4.     New Zealand     111 (-1)

5.     Pakistan           102

6.     Australia           100

7.     Bangladesh       93

8.     Sri Lanka          78

9.     West Indies       72

10.  Afghanistan       67

11.  Zimbabwe         52

12.  Ireland              39

13.  Scotland           33

14.  UAE                 15 (-6)

15.  Nepal                 15 (+10)

 

The Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing two more matches.

 

(Developed by David Kendix)

 

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI  Player Rankings (as of 4 February)

 

Batsmen (top 20)

 

Rank    (+/-)      Player               Team     Pts       Avge   Highest Rating

   1        ( - )       Virat Kohli         Ind       887      59.50   911 v Eng at Headingley 2018

   2        ( - )       Rohit Sharma    Ind       854      47.60   883 v Aus at Sydney 2019

   3        ( - )       Ross Taylor      NZ        821      47.82   831 v Ind at Hamilton 2019

   4        ( - )       Joe Root           Eng      807      51.52   824 v SL at Dambulla 2018

   5        ( - )       Babar Azam      Pak      801      51.29   846 v NZ at Wellington 2018

   6        ( - )       Faf du Plessis   SA        791      45.73   802 v Ind at Durban 2018

   7        ( - )       Shai Hope         Win      780!     47.48   780 v Ban at Sylhet 2018

   8        (+1)      Q. de Kock        SA        758       44.26   808 v Ban at East London 2017

   9        (+2)      Fakhar Zaman  Pak      755*!   53.40   755 v SA at Cape Town 2019

  10       (-2)       S.  Dhawan       Ind       744      45.02   813 v Pak at Dubai 2018

  11       (-1)       K. Williamson    NZ        739      45.65   798 v SA at Centurion 2015

  12       ( - )       J. Bairstow        Eng      726      48.02   777 v Aus at Durham 2018

  13       (+3)      Hashim Amla    SA        722      49.74   901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

  14=     ( - )       M. Rahim          Ban      712!     34.94   712 v Win at Sylhet 2018

            ( - )       Tamim Iqbal      Ban      712       36.64   737 v Win at St Kitts 2018

  16       (+9)      Imam-ul-Haq     Pak      695*    60.55   706 v SA at Johannesburg 2019

  17       (+3)      MS Dhoni          Ind       688       50.80   836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

  18       ( - )       Jos Buttler        Eng      685       39.70   723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016

  19       (-6)       Martin Guptill     NZ        683       42.30   789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

  20       (-1)       Eoin Morgan     Eng      675       38.57   690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

 

Bowlers (top 20)

 

Rank    (+/-)       Player              Team      Pts       Avge    Eco     Highest Rating

   1        ( - )       Jasprit Bumrah  Ind       808      21.01   4.44     841 v Win at Thiruvananthapur 2018

   2        ( - )       Rashid Khan     Afg       788      14.47   3.90     806 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018

   3        (+7)      Trent Boult        NZ        732      24.86   5.10     766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

   4        (-1)       Kuldeep Yadav  Ind       719      20.64   4.77     765 v NZ at Bay Oval 2019

   5        (+1)      Y. Chahal          Ind       709      23.83   4.80     730 v NZ at Napier 2019

   6        (-1)       M. Rahman       Ban      695!     20.56   4.58     695 v Win at Sylhet 2018

   7        (-3)       Kagiso Rabada SA        688       26.96   5.00     724 v Eng at Lord's 2017

   8        (-2)       Adil Rashid       Eng      683       30.42   5.50     687 v SL at Pallekele 2018

   9        (-1)       M. Ur Rahman  Afg       679*    19.06   3.84     691 v Ban at Abu Dhabi 2018

  10       (-1)       J. Hazlewood    Aus      665      25.15   4.73     733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018

  11       ( - )       Imran Tahir       SA        654      24.87   4.67     786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

  12       (+1)      Chris Woakes   Eng      642      30.64   5.51     673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018

  13       (+1)      A. Dananjaya    SL        641*    26.93   5.15     651 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2018

  14       (-2)       Hasan Ali          Pak      634      24.18   5.25     766 v NZ at Wellington 2018

  15       (+1)      M. Nabi              Afg       633      31.44   4.25     653 v Zim at Harare 2017

  16       (-1)       Dale Steyn        SA        629      25.92   4.88     746 v Ind at Durban 2013

  17       (+6)      B. Kumar          Ind       628      35.91   4.98     658 v Win at Dharamsala 2014

  18       (-1)       Mitchell Starc    Aus      623      21.44   4.95     783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

  19       (+13)    A. Phehlukwayo SA        613!     29.80   5.65     613 v Pak at Cape Town 2019

  20       (-2)       Pat Cummins    Aus      607       29.73   5.31     629 v SA at Adelaide 2018 

 

All-rounders (top five)

 

Rank    (+/-)      Player                           Team      Pts      Highest Rating

   1        ( - )       Rashid Khan                  Afg       353*/   359 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018

   2        ( - )       Shakib Al Hasan            Ban      352      453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   3        ( - )       Mohammad Nabi           Afg       337      349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

   4        ( - )       Mohammad Hafeez       Pak      296      437 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   5        (+1)      M. Ali                              Eng      289      306 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018