Rashid Khan eyes ODI rankings summit

ICC Rankings
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be hoping to make a move towards the top of the bowlers’ list in the ICC ODI Player Rankings as his side prepares for a three-match ODI series against Ireland in Belfast from Monday.

Rashid, who is the top-ranked bowler in T20Is and a major draw in T20 leagues the world over, is currently on 763 points in ODIs, just 12 points adrift of top-ranked India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah. His compatriot Mohammad Nabi is another player who would be eyeing the chance of moving up the rankings from his 16th position among bowlers and second among all-rounders.

The leading Afghanistan batsmen in terms of rankings are Rahman Shah (31st) and Mohammad Shahzad (47th), while for Ireland, Paul Stirling (34th) and Kevin O’Brien (50th) lead the field. Fast bowler (Tim Murtagh 23rd) and off-spinner Andy McBrine (44th) are their main bowlers in terms of rankings in the series which culminates on 31 August.

Ireland can move up by 10 points to 48 if they are able to win by 3-0

In the ICC ODI Team Rankings, Afghanistan can gain two points and reach 65 points if they are able to continue the kind of domination displayed in a recent three-match T20I series against Ireland and win the ODI series 3-0. On the other hand, Ireland can move up by 10 points to 48 if they are able to win by the same margin. However, there will be no change in the ranking positions with Afghanistan and Ireland remaining in 10th and 12 positions, respectively, in any scenario.

The next rankings update will take place following the ODIs of the Asia Cup Qualifiers, to be held in Malaysia from 29 August to 6 September. Nepal and the United Arab Emirates are the two sides with ODI status and their match on 30 August will enjoy ODI status, as will the final should both these teams qualify for it.

The ODI team rankings, unlike the Test rankings, are updated after each match. The predictor function is available here.

ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 26 August, before the Ireland-Afghanistan series):

Rank Team Points
1. England 127
2. India 121
3. New Zealand 112
4. South Africa 110
5. Pakistan 104
6. Australia 100
7. Bangladesh 92
8. Sri Lanka 80
9. West Indies 69
10. Afghanistan 63
11. Zimbabwe 53
12. Ireland 38
13. Scotland 33
14. UAE 18

 

*Nepal and the Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing two more matches each

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MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 26 August, before the Ireland-Afghanistan 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

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