Proteas bowling duo move up in ODI rankings

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Proteas bowling pair Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir have advanced within the top-10 of the ICC ODI player rankings after their side’s 3-0 home series triumph over Zimbabwe.

Fast bowler Rabada, who is also ranked second in Tests, has moved up three spots to take sixth position after grabbing five wickets in two matches, while formerly top-ranked leg-spinner Tahir’s player of the series effort of 10 wickets, which included a hat-trick in the second ODI, has seen him progress three places to seventh position.

South Africa fast bowlers Andile Phehlukwayo and Lungi Ngidi have also made significant gains in a series dominated by their team, who won the three matches by margins of by five wickets, 140 runs and four wickets.

Phehlukwayo has moved up nine slots to 35th position with five wickets in the series and Ngidi has gained 19 places to reach a career-best 60th position with four wickets in two matches.

Aiden Markram (up 14 places to a career-best 115th) and Heinrich Klaasen (up 47 places to a career-high 118th) have moved up in the list for batsmen.

For Zimbabwe, Hamilton Masakadza (up three places to 64th) and Sean Williams (up eight places to 78th) are the main gainers among batsmen while Tendai Chetara (up six places to 45th) has progressed in the list for bowlers.

The Proteas’ facile win did not impact the ICC ODI team rankings as both teams remained on their pre-series points tally – the home side in fourth position on 110 points and Zimbabwe in 11th position on 53 points.

 

ODI BATSMEN (top 10)

Rank ( /-) Player Team Points Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Virat Kohli Ind 884 911 v Eng at Headingley 2018
2 ( – ) Rohit Sharma Ind 842 844 v Pak at Dubai 2018
3 ( – ) Joe Root Eng 818 819 v Aus at Brisbane 2018
4 ( – ) David Warner Aus 803 880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
5 ( – ) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 802 813 v Pak at Dubai 2018
6 ( – ) Babar Azam Pak 798 846 v NZ at Wellington 2018
7 ( – ) Ross Taylor NZ 785 789 v Eng at Dunedin 2018
8 ( 1) Kane Williamson NZ 778 798 v SA at Centurion 2015
9= (-1) Quinton de Kock SA 769 808 v Ban at East London 2017
 

 

( 1) Jonny Bairstow Eng 769 777 v Aus at Durham 2018

 

ODI BOWLERS (top 10)                      

Rank ( /-) Player  Team Points Avge  Eco.  Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Jasprit Bumrah Ind 797 21.77 4.54 821 v Pak at Dubai 2018
2 ( – ) Rashid Khan Afg 788 14.47 3.90 806 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018
3 ( – ) Kuldeep Yadav Ind 700*! 20.10 4.65 700 v Ban at Dubai 2018
4 ( – ) Trent Boult NZ 699 24.63 5.09 766 v Ind at Delhi 2016
5 ( – ) Josh Hazlewood Aus 696 24.27 4.72 733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
6 ( 3) Kagiso Rabada SA 691 26.79 5.03 724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017
7 ( 3) Imran Tahir SA 685 23.75 4.67 786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017
8= (-2) Adil Rashid Eng 681! 30.80 5.52 681 v Ind at Headingley 2018
(-2) Hasan Ali Pak 681 22.39 5.23 766 v NZ at Wellington 2018
10 (-2) M. Ur Rahman Afg 679* 19.06 3.84 691 v Ban at Abu Dhabi 2018

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