ICC Rankings: Shaheen Afridi surges to career-high position

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Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has achieved a career-best 16th position in the ICC ODI Rankings after a stand-out performance in their Cricket World Cup Super League series against Zimbabwe that they won 2-1.

Shaheen, who shot into international prominence in the Under 19 World Cup 2018, has gained eight places to move into the top 20 for the first time in his career with a match-winning haul of 5/49 in the opening ODI of the series.

Pakistan’s left-arm magic

Wahab Riaz, also a left-arm fast bowler like Shaheen, is another one to gain in the latest rankings update. He has moved up six places to 60th position, grabbing five wickets in two matches, including a haul of 4/41 in the second match of the series.

In the batting rankings, all-rounder Imad Wasim has gained three spots to reach 49th position even as captain Babar Azam has bridged the gap a little with the Indian pair of captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Babar’s 221 runs, which include a knock of 125 in the third match, see him gain eight points though he remains in third position.

For Zimbabwe, Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams have advanced among batters after slamming fine centuries in the series. Taylor has progressed nine slots to 42nd position after scoring 204 runs including a knock of 112 in the first match. Williams has advanced 12 places to 46th position with 197 runs including an unbeaten 118 in the final match. Among bowlers, Sikandar Raza has moved up to 66th place and Donald Tiripano to 90th.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s Super Over win in the final ODI has helped them gain 10 points while Pakistan got 20 points, remaining ahead of Australia on net run rate. England lead with 30 points after playing two series of the Super League, introduced to bring context to ODI cricket and to decide the seven direct qualifiers for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 along with hosts India.

ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings

As of 4 November 2020

Batting (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Virat Kohli India 871 59.33 909 v Eng at Headingley 2018
2 ( – ) Rohit Sharma India 855 49.27 882 v SL at Headingley 2019
3 ( – ) Babar Azam Pak 837 55.93 844 v NZ at Wellington 2018
4 ( – ) Ross Taylor NZ 818 48.44 836 v India at Auckland 2020
5 ( – ) Faf du Plessis SA 790 47.47 814 v Aus at Old Trafford 2019
6 ( – ) K Williamson NZ 765 47.48 792 v SA at Centurion 2015
7 ( – ) Aaron Finch Aus 762 40.84 791 v Eng at Lord’s 2019
8 ( – ) David Warner Aus 759 44.94 868 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
9 ( – ) Q de Kock SA 755 44.65 809 v SL at Durban 2019
10 ( – ) J Bairstow Eng 754 47.16 769 v Aus at Durham 2018

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Highest Rating
42 (+9) Brendan Taylor Zim 571 35.68 661 v NZ at Napier 2012
46 (+12) Sean Williams Zim 561! 35.02 561 v Pak at Rawalpindi 2020
49= (+3) Imad Wasim Pak 541 42.86 544 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020

 

Bowling (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Trent Boult NZ 722 25.29 5.03 768 v WI at Old Trafford 2019
2 ( – ) J Bumrah India 719 24.43 4.55 838 v WI at Thiruvananthapur 2018
3 ( – ) M Ur Rahman Afg 701*! 22.44 3.94 701 v WI at Lucknow 2019
4 ( – ) Chris Woakes Eng 675! 30.34 5.54 675 v Aus at Old Trafford 2020
5 ( – ) Kagiso Rabada SA 665 27.34 4.99 718 v Eng at Lord’s 2017
6 ( – ) Pat Cummins Aus 659 28.48 5.20 725 v SL at The Oval 2019
7 (+1) J Hazlewood Aus 654 25.90 4.70 726 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
8 (-1) M Amir Pak 647 29.62 4.85 657 v SL at Karachi 2019
9 ( – ) Matt Henry NZ 641 26.48 5.40 664 v Aus at Hamilton 2016
10= ( – ) Mitchell Starc Aus 637 22.48 5.11 781 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest Rating
16 (+8) S Afridi Pak 621* 21.64 5.29 623 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020
60 (+6) Wahab Riaz Pak 461 34.30 5.70 520 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2015
66 (+5) Sikandar Raza Zim 443 41.95 4.87 472 v UAE at Harare 2019
90 (+8) D Tiripano Zim 373*! 40.51 5.73 373 v Pak at Rawalpindi 2020

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts

Highest rating

1 ( – ) S Al Hasan Ban 373 447 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2 ( – ) M Nabi Afg 301 346 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
3 ( – ) Chris Woakes Eng 281 307 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
4 (+1) Ben Stokes Eng 276 303 v NZ at Lord’s 2019
5 (-1) Imad Wasim Pak 271 282 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020

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