Dubai, Jun 4 UNI | 2 months ago

India's Virat Kohli continues to top the batting list, followed by South Africa batsman AB de Villiers in second place and Australia's George Bailey in third the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen, according to International Cricket Council.


Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan moved up two places to seventh in the only positive movement inside the top 10. Dilshan was the highest run-getter in the series, with 222 runs at an average of 44.40.

Outside of the top 20, England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler made the biggest move, jumping 31 places to a career-best 33rd with 580 ratings points. Buttler made 172 runs in four innings to be England's highest run-getter in the series, and also scored his first ODI hundred.

Other batsmen to move up include Ian Bell in 22nd (up by one), Angelo Mathews in 24th (up by two) and Joe Root in 41st (up by one). Sri Lanka's 3-2 series win helped then gain one ratings point to move up to 112, the same ratings points as India. However, when ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, Angelo Mathews' side is ranked ahead of India, and now sit in second place.

England, on the other hand, dropped one ratings point to finish on 109, on par with South Africa. When ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, Alastair Cook's side are ranked behind South Africa, in fifth place.

Sri Lanka started the series in third place with 111 ratings points, while England were in fourth place with 110 ratings points.

Meanwhile, off-spinners James Tredwell of England and Sachitra Senanayake of Sri Lanka entered the top 20 for the first time at the end of the five-match ODI series between the two sides that finished at Edgbaston on Tuesday. Sri Lanka claimed the five-match series 3-2 after it sealed the fifth and final ODI with a six-wicket win on Tuesday. Tredwell jumped 18 places to a career-best 12th with 627 ratings points, while Senanayake vaulted 20 places to 13th, with 623 ratings points. Both Tredwell and Senanayake claimed nine wickets in the series. However, Senanayake had a better average of 15.11, while Tredwell's haul came at an average of 18.44. The biggest mover inside the top 10 was England's James Anderson, who moved up three places to fourth after picking up eight wickets in the series. Anderson is on 706 ratings points, eight behind third-ranked Sunil Narine of West Indies. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal continues to top the bowlers' table, with South Africa's Dale Steyn in second place. England paceman Chris Jordan, the highest wicket-taker in the series with 12 wickets, was the highest mover outside the top 20, rocketing 52 places to reach a best-ever 51st.

Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 4 June after England-Sri Lanka series)

Rank (+/-) Team Rating (+/-) 1 Australia 115, 2 (+1) Sri Lanka 112 (+1), 3 (-1) India 112, 4 South Africa 109, 5 (-1) England 109 (-1), 6 Pakistan 100, 7 New Zealand 98, 8 West Indies 94, 9 Bangladesh 73, 10 Zimbabwe 61, 11 Afghanistan 34, 12 Ireland 33. (Developed by David Kendix) Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 4 June after England-Sri Lanka series) Batsmen: Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating 1 (-) Virat Kohli Ind 881 52.16 886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014, 2 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 872 49.46 883 v Ind at Cardiff 2013, 3 ( - ) George Bailey Aus 856*! 53.12 856 v Eng at Adelaide 2014, 4 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 840 53.34 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012, 5 ( - ) K Sangakkara SL 821 40.36 853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014, 6 ( - ) MS Dhoni Ind 783 53.28 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009, 7 (+2) T Dilshan SL 732 37.83 767 v Pak at Sharjah 2013, 8 (-1) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 723* 41.77 736 v WI at Kanpur 2013, 9 (-1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 715 44.38 744 v SL at Fatullah 2014, 10 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 713! 40.07 713 v Ind at Wellington 2014, 11 ( - ) Kane Williamson NZ 688! 39.51 688 v Ind at Wellington 2014, 12 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 676 41.06 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011, 13 ( - ) Quinton de Kock SA 673*! 46.31 673 v Ind at Centurion 2013, 14 (+1) Michael Clarke Aus 660 44.66 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008, 15= (+1) M Hafeez Pak 654 31.05 665 v Ban at Mirpur 2014, (+1) Ahmed Shehzad Pak 654 34.40 670 v Ban at Mirpur 2014, 17 (+1) Umar Akmal Pak 652 38.57 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012, 18 (-4) Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 639 39.02 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010, 19 (+1) Martin Guptill NZ 635 39.16 684 v Zim at Napier 2012, 20 (+1) Rohit Sharma Ind 627 35.69 672 v WI at Kochi 2013.

(Posted on 05-06-2014)