Root vaults to a career-high ODI batting ranking

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England batsman Joe Root’s back-to-back centuries have helped him vault into second place in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings that have also seen India’s spinner Kuldeep Yadav break into the top-10 for the first time in his career.

In the three-match ODI series, which England clinched by a 2-1 margin with a win at Headingley on Wednesday, Root has leapfrogged Babar Azam (Pakistan), Rohit Sharma (India), David Warner (Australia) and Ross Taylor (New Zealand) to a career-high second position.

Kuldeep Yadav, India's left-arm wrist-spinner, took nine wickets in the series against England
Kuldeep Yadav, India’s left-arm wrist-spinner, took nine wickets in the series against England

Root had scores of three, 113 not out and 100 not out, which have earned him 34 points and have now put him 93 points behind India captain Virat Kohli. Root had previously reached fourth in the batting rankings in August 2016 and is now just one point below his career-best points tally of 819, which he had achieved against Australia earlier this year is Brisbane.

Kohli has also strengthened his position at the top of the tree following scores of 75, 45 and 71. Although he has earned just two points, these are enough to lift him to a career-high 911 points, which are sixth best in the list of all-time points and the highest since Australia’s Dean Jones tally of 918 points in March 1991.

Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan are the other batsmen to improve their rankings in the latest rankings. Roy has moved up one place to 19th, while Morgan is now in 22nd spot after rising two places.

Liam Plunkett has gained one place and has moved up to the 20th position
Liam Plunkett has gained one place and has moved up to the 20th position

In the bowlers’ list, the biggest news is the movement of India’s Kuldeep Yadav. The left-arm wrist-spinner took nine wickets in the series, including six for 25 at Trent Bridge, which have been rewarded with a rise of eight places to a career-high sixth position.

Yadav is the second India bowler to feature in the top-10 after number-one ranked Jasprit Bumrah and fifth spinner to find a place in the 10 highest-ranked bowlers. The other four spinners are Rashid Khan (second), Imran Tahir (seventh), Adil Rashid (eighth) and Yuzvendra Chahal (10th).

The good news for England is the movement of their pace trio, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood and David Willey. Plunkett has gained one place and is now 20th, Wood is on a career-high 26th ranking after rising two places and Willey has jumped 11 places to claim 31st position.

Following scores of 75, 45 and 71, Virat Kohli has strengthened his position at the top in the batsmen rankings
Following scores of 75, 45 and 71, Virat Kohli has strengthened his position at the top in the batsmen rankings

There is no change in the top five all-rounders, with Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan leading the field.

Meanwhile, in the ICC ODI Team Rankings, number-one ranked England has moved to 127 points after gaining one point, while India have dropped one point to finish on 121 points. This means the four-point pre-series gap has now extended to six points.

The player rankings will now be updated on 29 July following the conclusion of Zimbabwe v Pakistan and West Indies v Bangladesh series.

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

ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 18 July, after the conclusion of England v India series, and before the start of third ODI between Zimbabwe and Pakistan):

RANK TEAM POINTS
1 England 127 ( 1)
2 India 121 (-1)
3 South Africa 113
4 New Zealand 112
5 Pakistan 103 ( 1)
6 Australia 100
7 Bangladesh 93
8 Sri Lanka 77
9 West Indies 69
10 Afghanistan 63
11 Zimbabwe 54 (-1)
12 Ireland 38
13 Scotland 33
14 UAE 18

 

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

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ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 18 July, after the conclusion of England v India series, and before the start of third ODI between Zimbabwe and Pakistan):

BATSMEN (top 20)

Rank ( /-) Player Team Points Avge Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Virat Kohli Ind 911! 58.20 911 v Eng at Headingley 2018
2 ( 4) Joe Root Eng 818 51.61 819 v Aus at Brisbane 2018
3 (-1) Babar Azam Pak 808 51.33 846 v NZ at Wellington 2018
4 ( – ) Rohit Sharma Ind 806 44.98 825 v SL at Mohali 2017
5 (-2) David Warner Aus 803 43.43 880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
6 (-1) Ross Taylor NZ 785 46.28 789 v Eng at Dunedin 2018
7 ( – ) Quinton de Kock SA 783 45.41 808 v Ban at East London 2017
8 ( – ) Faf du Plessis SA 782 44.68 802 v Ind at Durban 2018
9 ( – ) Kane Williamson NZ 778 46.87 798 v SA at Centurion 2015
10 ( – ) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 770 45.72 794 v SA at Melbourne 2015
11 ( – ) Jonny Bairstow Eng 769 50.30 777 v Aus at Durham 2018
12 ( – ) Hashim Amla SA 746 50.23 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
13 ( – ) Martin Guptill NZ 731 42.99 789 v SA at Hamilton 2017
14 ( – ) MS Dhoni Ind 714 51.25 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
15 ( – ) Aaron Finch Aus 706 38.19 744 v Eng at Melbourne 2015
16 ( – ) Jos Buttler Eng 701 40.35 723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
17 ( – ) Tamim Iqbal Ban 698 34.98 721 v Zim at Mirpur 2018
18 ( – ) Steve Smith Aus 675 41.84 752 v Pak at Sydney 2017
19= ( – ) Travis Head Aus 670*! 37.00 670 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
( 1) Jason Roy Eng 670 39.06 680 v Aus at Durham 2018

 

BOWLERS (top 20)

Rank ( /-) Player Team Points Avge Eco. Rate Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Jasprit Bumrah Ind 775* 22.50 4.64 787 v SA at Centurion 2018
2 ( – ) Rashid Khan Afg 763* 14.40 3.96 787 v Zim at Sharjah 2018
3 ( – ) Hasan Ali Pak 750* 20.68 5.18 766 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 ( 8) Kuldeep Yadav Ind 684* 19.35 4.82 698 v Eng at Lord’s 2018
7 (-1) Imran Tahir SA 683 24.81 4.68 786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017
8 ( – ) Adil Rashid Eng 681! 30.80 5.52 681 v Ind at Headingley 2018
9 (-2) Kagiso Rabada SA 679 27.57 5.11 724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017
10 (-2) Y. Chahal Ind 666* 23.86 4.72 668 v Eng at Lord’s 2018
11 (-1) Chris Woakes Eng 643 30.77 5.50 673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
12 (-1) Mitchell Starc Aus 642 20.95 4.93 783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
13 (-1) Mitchell Santner NZ 632 33.91 4.90 663 v Eng at Hamilton 2018
14 (-1) 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 ( – ) Pat Cummins Aus 607 28.45 5.38 626 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
18 ( – ) Matt Henry NZ 606 24.59 5.57 675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016
19 ( – ) M. Rahman Ban 601* 19.19 4.63 602 v Zim at Mirpur 2018
20 ( 1) Liam Plunkett Eng 599 29.64 5.86 646 v Win at Southampton 2017

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank ( /-) Player Team Points Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 359 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2 ( – ) M. Hafeez Pak 332 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
3 ( – ) Mohammad Nabi Afg 323 349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
4 ( – ) Mitchell Santner NZ 317! 317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018
5 ( – ) Angelo Mathews SL 306 427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

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