Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has made prominent gains in the ICC ODI Player Rankings, after finishing a five-match home series against South Africa in style on Sunday.
The 24-year-old’s match-winning haul of six for 29 in the final match in Colombo helped Sri Lanka reduce the gap against their higher ranked opposition to 3-2, while also lifting him 22 places to a career-best 21st position after finishing with 14 wickets in the series. He is also now on a career-high 600 rating points.
Dananjaya’s team-mate Thisara Perera (up four places to 68th) is another one to move up the rankings for bowlers while captain Angelo Mathews and wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella have made noteworthy gains among batsmen.
Mathews, the leading scorer in the series with 235 runs and a highest of 97 not out in the last match, has gained two slots to reach 25th position while Dickwella has moved up four places to grab 35th position. Kusal Perera (up 16 places to 66th) has gained in the latest update, which also takes into account the drawn two-match series between the Netherlands and Nepal.
For South Africa, player of the series Jean-Paul Duminy’s 227 runs at a strike-rate of 135.9 have seen him gain 11 slots to reach joint-40th position among batsmen even as regular captain Faf du Plessis has dropped out of the top 10 after missing the last two matches of the series.
South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has gained 57 places to reach 88th position after finishing with 10 wickets while spinner Tabraiz Shamsi’s six wickets in the series have lifted him 47 places to 100th position.
Meanwhile, left-arm fast bowler Fred Klaassen of the Netherlands has made his way to 203rd position with figures of three for 38 and three for 30 in the two home matches against Nepal while leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal finds himself in 217th position after finishing with four wickets.
Sompal Kami (229th) and Gyanendra Malla (236th) are the leading batsmen for Nepal after notching a half-century each in the Amstelveen series while Daniel ter Braak (304th) is the highest-ranked batsman for the Netherlands.
In the ICC ODI Team Rankings, South Africa have slipped to fourth position despite the series win over Sri Lanka owing to the large difference in points between the two sides. South Africa have gone down from 113 to 110 points while eighth-ranked Sri Lanka have gained three points and moved to 80 points in the list led by England with 127 points.
The ODI team rankings, unlike the Test rankings, are updated after each match.
ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 13 August, after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka v South Africa series):
|4||South Africa||110 (-3)|
|8||Sri Lanka||80 ( 3)|
*Nepal and the Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing two more matches each
(Developed by David Kendix)
ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 13 August, after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka v South Africa and Netherlands v Nepal series):
BATSMEN (Top 20)
|Rank||( /-)||Player||Team||Points||Avge||Highest rating|
|1||( – )||Virat Kohli||Ind||911!||58.2||911 v Eng at Headingley 2018|
|2||( – )||Babar Azam||Pak||825||54.8||846 v NZ at Wellington 2018|
|3||( – )||Joe Root||Eng||818||51.61||819 v Aus at Brisbane 2018|
|4||( – )||Rohit Sharma||Ind||806||44.98||825 v SL at Mohali 2017|
|5||( – )||David Warner||Aus||803||43.43||880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017|
|6||( – )||Ross Taylor||NZ||785||46.28||789 v Eng at Dunedin 2018|
|7||( – )||Quinton de Kock||SA||781||45.25||808 v Ban at East London 2017|
|8||( 1)||Kane Williamson||NZ||778||46.87||798 v SA at Centurion 2015|
|9||( 1)||Shikhar Dhawan||Ind||770||45.72||794 v SA at Melbourne 2015|
|10||( 1)||Jonny Bairstow||Eng||769||50.3||777 v Aus at Durham 2018|
|11||-3||Faf du Plessis||SA||766||44.4||802 v Ind at Durban 2018|
|12||( 1)||Tamim Iqbal||Ban||737!||36.23||737 v Win at St Kitts 2018|
|13||( 1)||Martin Guptill||NZ||731||42.99||789 v SA at Hamilton 2017|
|14||-2||Hashim Amla||SA||729||49.65||901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012|
|15||( – )||MS Dhoni||Ind||714||51.25||836 v Aus at Delhi 2009|
|16||( – )||Fakhar Zaman||Pak||713*!||76.07||713 v Zim at Bulawayo 2018|
|17||( – )||Aaron Finch||Aus||706||38.19||744 v Eng at Melbourne 2015|
|18||( – )||Jos Buttler||Eng||701||40.35||723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016|
|19||( – )||Steve Smith||Aus||675||41.84||752 v Pak at Sydney 2017|
|20=||( – )||Travis Head||Aus||670*!||37||670 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018|
|( – )||Jason Roy||Eng||670||39.06||680 v Aus at Durham 2018|
BOWLERS (Top 20)
|Rank||( /-)||Player||Team||Points||Avge||Eco||Highest rating|
|1||( – )||Jasprit Bumrah||Ind||775*||22.5||4.64||787 v SA at Centurion 2018|
|2||( – )||Rashid Khan||Afg||763*||14.4||3.96||787 v Zim at Sharjah 2018|
|3||( – )||Hasan Ali||Pak||742*||20.88||5.21||766 v NZ at Wellington 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||( – )||Kuldeep Yadav||Ind||684*||19.35||4.82||698 v Eng at Lord’s 2018|
|7||( 1)||Adil Rashid||Eng||681 !||30.8||5.52||681 v Ind at Headingley 2018|
|8||( 1)||Kagiso Rabada||SA||676||27.62||5.09||724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017|
|9=||-2||Imran Tahir||SA||666||24.81||4.68||786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017|
|( 1)||Y. Chahal||Ind||666*||23.86||4.72||668 v Eng at Lord’s 2018|
|11||( – )||Chris Woakes||Eng||643||30.77||5.5||673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018|
|12||( – )||Mitchell Starc||Aus||642||20.95||4.93||783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015|
|13||( – )||Mitchell Santner||NZ||632||33.91||4.9||663 v Eng at Hamilton 2018|
|14||( – )||Moeen Ali||Eng||621||45.08||5.09||629 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018|
|15||( – )||Akshar Patel||Ind||615*||31.31||4.43||663 v Aus at Nagpur 2017|
|16||( – )||Mohammad Nabi||Afg||611||31.95||4.29||653 v Zim at Harare 2017|
|17||( – )||M. Rahman||Ban||609*||20.01||4.71||610 v Win at Guyana 2018|
|18||( – )||Pat Cummins||Aus||607||28.45||5.38||626 v Eng at Adelaide 2018|
|19=||( – )||M. Mortaza||Ban||606||30.87||4.78||653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009|
|( – )||Matt Henry||NZ||606||24.59||5.57||675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016|
ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)
|Rank||( /-)||Player||Team||Points||Highest rating|
|1||( – )||Shakib Al Hasan||Ban||362||453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009|
|2||( – )||M. Nabi||Afg||323||349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017|
|3||( – )||M. Hafeez||Pak||322||438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013|
|4||( – )||Mitchell Santner||NZ||317!||317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018|
|5||( – )||Angelo Mathews||SL||305||427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014|