Stoinis leaps up ODI rankings

There was plenty of movement in the ICC ODI Player Rankings, which were updated on Monday morning with Australia’s Marcus Stoinis the biggest jumper.

Stoinis vaulted 25 places to 28th position after scoring 221 runs in the series against England.

Aaron Finch, who was the leading run-getter in the series with 275 runs, has gained two places and is now in 15th position.

The opener has now become his side’s second highest-ranked batsman with David Warner sitting in third spot and captain Steve Smith slipping four places to 17th.

England opener Jason Roy, who played a lead role in guiding his side to a 4-1 series win by contributing 250 runs, has jumped 12 places to 20th spot.

Roy is now England’s third highest-ranked batsman after Joe Root, who has moved up one place to sixth, and Jos Buttler, who has returned to the top 20 in 18th position by rising three places.

Travis Head and Jonny Bairstow are the other batsmen from the series to move in the upward direction.

Head has climbed seven spots and is now 22nd following his series aggregate of 130 runs, while Bairstow has gained eight places and is now 40th after scoring 157 runs in the series.

Amongst the bowlers, Josh Hazlewood of Australia and England’s Chris Woakes have moved up one place each to fourth and 13th, respectively, while Pat Cummins has lifted five places to 14th.

However, Mitchell Starc has slipped one place to eighth, while Liam Plunkett has plummeted eight places to 17th.

Adil Rashid, who was the leading wicket-taker in the series with 10 wickets, is now just four points behind the Windies’ 11th-ranked Sunil Narine.

Outside the top-30, Mark Wood has jumped 12 places to join Mirwais Ashraf of Afghanistan and India’s Amit Mishra in 35th position, while Moeen Ali is now in 38th spot after claiming three places.

The biggest news in the latest player rankings has come from this series where ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2017 Hasan Ali has failed to defend his number-one position.

The fast bowler has slipped four places to fifth after claiming six wickets in four matches.

This means South Africa’s Imran Tahir will start the series against India as the number-one bowler, while Virat Kohli will defend his number-one batting ranking from AB de Villiers, who is just four points behind.

Hasan Ali is not the only Pakistan bowler to lose ground. Mohammad Amir has also dropped five places to 31st to join Mohammad Hafeez in 31st position. Imad Wasim, who was unavailable for the series due to an injury, has slipped three places to 33rd.

New Zealand bowlers were on fire in this series and Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee have all made impressive gains.

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Boult has moved up two places to second after finishing the series as the leading wicket-taker with nine wickets, Santner is now in seventh position after moving up three places following his six wickets, while Southee has lifted 14 places to 23rd after bagging eight wickets.

Amongst the batsmen, Martin Guptill has been rewarded for finishing as the most successful batsman in the series (310 runs) with a rise of four places that has put him just outside the top-10 in 11th position.

In doing so, Guptill has leapfrogged Ross Taylor (12th) to become his side’s second highest-ranked batsman after Kane Williamson, who has moved up two places to 8th following his 261 runs in the series.

Shakib Al Hasan has returned to the top of the all-rounders’ list after scoring 163 runs with the bat and taking nine wickets with the ball. He has replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who was unable to bowl in the series against New Zealand.

Among the batsmen, Tamim Iqbal has retained his 16th position, Shakib has moved up three places to 30th and Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe has jumped nine places to 43rd.

In the bowlers’ table, Mustafizur Rahman has gained 12 places and is now 19th after his seven wickets, Tendai Chatara of Zimbabwe has vaulted 13 places to 40th, Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya has leaped 13 places to 45th, while Rubel Hossain has moved to 58th after rising eight places.

ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 29 January, after Aus v Eng, NZ v Pak and tri-series in Bangladesh):

BATSMEN (top 30)

Rank      ( /-)         Player                    Team     Points    Avge      Highest Rating

1           ( – )          Virat Kohli             Ind          876         55.74     889 v NZ at Kanpur 2017

2           ( – )          AB de Villiers        SA           872         54.06     902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

3           ( – )          David Warner       Aus         823         43.43     880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

4           ( 1)         Rohit Sharma       Ind          816         45.23     825 v SL at Mohali 2017

5           (-1)          Babar Azam         Pak         813         51.11     846 v NZ at Wellington 2018

6=        ( – )          Quinton de Kock  SA           808!       45.85     808 v Ban at East London 2017

( 1)         Joe Root                Eng         808         50.91     818 v Aus at Brisbane 2018

8           ( 2)         Kane Williamson NZ           777         46.51     798 v SA at Centurion 2015

9           (-1)          Faf du Plessis      SA           773         43.90     791 v SL at Cape Town 2017

10         (-1)          Hashim Amla       SA           766         51.25     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

11         ( 4)         Martin Guptill        NZ           764         43.75     789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

12         (-1)          Ross Taylor           NZ           736         44.92     743 v Pak at Dunedin 2018

13         (-1)          MS Dhoni              Ind          729         51.55     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

14         ( – )          S. Dhawan            Ind          726         44.86     794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

15         ( 2)         Aaron Finch          Aus         724         38.55     743 v Eng at Melbourne 2015

16         ( – )          Tamim Iqbal         Ban         698         34.98     721 v Zim at Mirpur 2018

17         (-4)          Steve Smith          Aus         692         41.84     752 v Pak at Sydney 2017

18         ( 3)         Jos Buttler             Eng         656         37.63     723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016

19         ( – )          Mushfiqur Rahim Ban         652         32.99     671 v Zim at Mirpur 2015

20         ( 12)      Jason Roy             Eng         645         37.84     672 v Aus at Melbourne 2018

21         ( 2)         Kyle Coetzer         Sco         641!       43.07     641 v UAE at Dubai (GCA) 2018

22         ( 7)         Travis Head          Aus         631*      36.68     634 v Eng at Adelaide 2018

23         (-1)          Ben Stokes           Eng         630         35.10     653 v Win at Bristol 2017

24         (-6)          Alex Hales            Eng         629         36.24     705 v NZ at Cardiff 2017

25         (-5)          Eoin Morgan         Eng         626         37.57     690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

26         (-1)          M. Hafeez             Pak         621         32.83     665 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

27         (-3)          Angelo Mathews  SL           619         41.86     707 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

28         ( 25)      Marcus Stoinis     Aus         616*!     62.88     616 v Eng at Perth 2018

29         (-3)          Ajinkya Rahane   Ind          612         35.27     631 v Aus at Nagpur 2017

30         ( 3)         Shakib Al Hasan  Ban         608         34.95     683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

 

BOWLERS (top 30)

Rank      ( /-)         Player                    Team     Points    Avge      Highest Rating

1           ( 1)         Imran Tahir           SA           743         23.72     4.64       786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

2           ( 2)         Trent Boult            NZ           729         24.27     5.02       766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

3           ( – )          Jasprit Bumrah    Ind          728*      22.73     4.75       730 v SL at Mohali 2017

4           ( 1)         Josh Hazlewood  Aus         714         24.27     4.72       733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018

5           (-4)          Hasan Ali              Pak         711*      21.40     5.29       766 v NZ at Wellington 2018

6           ( – )          Kagiso Rabada    SA           708         26.08     5.05       724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017

7           ( 3)         Mitchell Santner   NZ           662!       32.03     4.87       662 v Pak at Wellington 2018

8           (-1)          Mitchell Starc        Aus         658         20.95     4.93       783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

9           (-1)          Rashid Khan         Afg          649*!     14.48     3.91       649 v Ire at Sharjah 2017

10         ( 1)         Akshar Patel         Ind          643*      31.31     4.43       663 v Aus at Nagpur 2017

11         ( 2)         Sunil Narine         Win         636         26.46     4.12       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

12         ( – )          Adil Rashid           Eng         632         31.78     5.59       655 v Ban at Chittagong 2016

13         ( 1)         Chris Woakes       Eng         630         31.83     5.57       651 v SA at Headingley 2017

14         ( 5)         Pat Cummins       Aus         623         28.45     5.38       626 v Eng at Adelaide 2018

15=       ( – )          B. Kumar               Ind          621         36.89     4.93       657 v Win at Dharamsala 2014

( 2)         Matt Henry            NZ           621         24.59     5.57       675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

17         (-8)          Liam Plunkett       Eng         616         30.22     5.80       646 v Win at Southampton 2017

18         (-2)          Mohammad Nabi                Afg          612         32.06     4.29       653 v Zim at Harare 2017

19         ( 12)      M. Rahman           Ban         601*      19.19     4.63       602 v Zim at Mirpur 2018

20=       ( – )          Shakib Al Hasan  Ban         592         29.46     4.44       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

( 3)         Suranga Lakmal  SL           592         31.34     5.35       594 v Ban at Mirpur 2018

22         (-4)          Morne Morkel       SA           587         24.48     4.94       717 v SL at East London 2012

23         ( 14)      Tim Southee         NZ           582         33.05     5.37       638 v Eng at Wellington 2015

24         ( 2)         M. Mortaza            Ban         580         31.18     4.78       653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009

25         ( 7)         Graeme Cremer  Zim         579!       31.60     4.60       579 v Ban at Mirpur 2018

26         (-5)          Jason Holder        Win         577         33.15     5.45       605 v SL at Bulawayo 2016

27         (-5)          Tim Murtagh         Ire           564*      35.79     4.59       575 v Afg at Sharjah 2017

28         (-3)          Dale Steyn            SA           562         26.62     4.94       746 v Ind at Durban 2013

29         (-1)          Y. Chahal              Ind          557*!     25.07     4.66       557 v SL at Visakhapatnam 2017

30         (-1)          Hamza Hotak       Afg          556*      25.40     3.92       571 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top 10)

 

Rank      ( /-)         Player                    Team     Points    Highest Rating

1           ( 1)         Shakib Al Hasan  Ban         360        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

2           (-1)          M. Hafeez             Pak         339        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

3           ( 1)         Mohammad Nabi                Afg          316        349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

4           (-1)          Angelo Mathews  SL           306        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

5           ( 6)         Chris Woakes       Eng         302        304 v Aus at Adelaide 2018

6           ( – )          Jason Holder        Win         282!       282 v NZ at Christchurch 2017

7           (-2)          Ben Stokes           Eng         278        299 v Win at Bristol 2017

8           ( 2)         Mitchell Marsh      Aus         274        322 v NZ at Canberra 2016

9           (-1)          Moeen Ali              Eng         268        281 v SA at Port Elizabeth 2016

10         (-3)          James Faulkner   Aus         267        361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

 

*Indicates a provisional rating

! Indicates career-best rating