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ICC rankings: Samuels on the move

Posted on Dec 11, 10:22PM | IBNS

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has continued to make rapid movement in the Reliance ICC T20I Player Rankings for batsmen.

In the latest rankings, which were released after the one-off match between Bangladesh and West Indies, Samuels moved up 13 places to sixth position with a career-best ratings point of 723.

Samuels was declared the man of the match for his 43-ball 85 not out as the ICC World Twenty20 champions won by 18 runs.

Samuels has also moved up four places in the bowling charts to 56th, while a combination of his batting and bowling exploits have helped him climb seven places to share third spot in the all-rounders' category with team-mate Chris Gayle.

While Gayle has moved up two places to third in the all-rounders' category, he has slipped one place to third in the Reliance ICC T20I Player Rankings for batsmen.

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum continues to hold the number-one position in the rankings for batsmen.

The other major mover in the batting table was Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal who struck an unbeaten 88 in his side's unsuccessful run chase.

Tamim has moved up 19 places to 26th while Bangladesh vice-captain Mahmudullah, who remained unbeaten on 66, has moved up 36 places to 101st spot.

West Indies batsmen to head in the right direction include Kieron Pollard in 48th (up by one), Dwayne Smith in 60th (up by five), Lendl Simmons in 62nd (up by four) and Darren Bravo in 74th (up by 21).

There is no major change in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I bowlers, although Abdur Razzak has slipped one position to 11th while an injured Shakib Al Hasan has dropped three places to share 16th position with England's T20I captain Stuart Broad.

The table is still headed by Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, followed by England off-spinner Graeme Swann in second place and Ajantha Mendis in the third spot.

Meanwhile, second-ranked West Indies has narrowed the gap with leader Sri Lanka to five ratings points after gaining one ratings point, while Bangladesh has retained its ninth position after losing one ratings point.

Reliance ICC T20I Championship (as on 11 December, after Bangladesh-West Indies T20I)

Rank Team Rating

1 Sri Lanka 127

2 West Indies 122

3 India 120

4 England 118

5 South Africa 117

6 Pakistan 116

7 Australia 108

8 New Zealand 97

9 Bangladesh 84

10 Ireland 82

11 Zimbabwe 44

Not ranked as fewer than eight T20I matches played since August 2010

Afghanistan 76

Netherlands 73

Scotland 67

Canada 11

Kenya 2



(Developed by David Kendix)

Reliance ICC T20 Rankings (as on 11 December, after Bangladesh-West Indies T20I)

Batsmen

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave S/R HS Ranking

1 ( - ) B McCullum NZ 817 36.00 134 849 v Ban at Pallekele 2012

2 (+1) Shane Watson Aus 799 30.62 148 832 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012

3 (-1) Chris Gayle WI 792 36.48 145 831 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012

4 ( - ) M Jayawardena SL 760 32.21 134 785 v Aus at Pallekele 2011

5 ( - ) Suresh Raina Ind 741 33.39 136 776 v Eng at Kolkata 2011

6 (+13) Marlon Samuels WI 723*! 32.44 137 723 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

7 (-1) David Warner Aus 714 27.04 139 826 v WI at St Lucia 2010

8 (-1) Eoin Morgan Eng 712 36.09 132 872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011

9 (-1) Kevin Pietersen Eng 709 37.93 142 882 v Aus at Barbados 2010

10 (-1) T Dilshan SL 692 28.89 123 802 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

11 (-1) Virat Kohli Ind 686* 38.58 129 714 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2012

12 (-1) K Sangakkara SL 678 30.00 121 763 v WI at Barbados 2010

13 (-1) Martin Guptill NZ 672 30.79 122 793 v SA at Hamilton 2012

14 (-1) JP Duminy SA 668 32.82 122 694 v Eng at Durham 2012

15 (-1) H Masakadza Zim 629* 26.59 117 652 v SL at Hambantota 2012

16 (-1) Jacques Kallis SA 624 35.05 119 738 v Eng at Durham 2012

17 (-1) Umar Akmal Pak 610 27.96 118 709 v Zim at Harare 2011

18 (-1) G Gambhir Ind 600 27.83 121 723 v SL at Mohali 2009

19 (-1) Yuvraj Singh Ind 593 30.31 145 793 v SA at St Lucia 2010

20 ( - ) Graeme Smith SA 570 31.67 128 778 v Zim at Kimberley 2010

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave S/R HS Ranking

26 (+19) Tamim Iqbal Ban 513*! 24.13 107 513 v WI at Mirpur 2012

48 (+1) Kieron Pollard WI 400* 18.52 145 401 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012

60 (+5) Dwayne Smith WI 348* 18.58 135 392 v NZ at Lauderhill 2012

62 (+4) Lendl Simmons WI 341* 27.16 121 506 v SA at The Oval 2009

74 (+21) Darren Bravo WI 280* 22.71 110 340 v Ind at Trinidad 2011

99 (-2) M Rahim Ban 198* 14.76 103 203 v Pak at Pallekele 2012

101 (+36) Mahmudullah Ban 195*! 12.89 93 195 v WI at Mirpur 2012

291 (NEW) Anamul Haque Ban 7*! 22.00 183 7 v WI at Mirpur 2012

Bowlers

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Ranking

1 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 770 15.82 6.13 788 v NZ at Pallekele 2012

2 ( - ) Graeme Swann Eng 750 16.84 6.36 760 v Pak at Cardiff 2010

3 ( - ) Ajantha Mendis SL 747 10.76 5.74 762 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2012

4 ( - ) N McCullum NZ 676 17.52 6.47 709 v Zim at Harare 2011

5 ( - ) Johan Botha SA 674 22.24 6.37 733 v NZ at Auckland 2012

6 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 665 20.42 7.19 671 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2012

7 ( - ) N Kulasekara SL 660! 25.48 7.33 660 v NZ at Pallekele 2012

8 ( - ) Shahid Afridi Pak 656 21.16 6.22 814 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009

9 ( - ) M Hafeez Pak 655 22.71 6.71 662 v Eng at Dubai 2012

10 (+1) Dale Steyn SA 652 17.18 6.36 688 v WI at Antigua 2010

11 (-1) Abdur Razzak Ban 644 17.94 6.82 661 v Ire at Belfast 2012

12 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 639! 24.23 6.42 639 v NZ at Pallekele 2012

13 ( - ) Sunil Narine WI 638*! 18.37 6.16 638 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

14 (+1) Morne Morkel SA 631 17.84 6.72 646 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

15 (+1) Lasith Malinga SL 627 21.35 7.48 680 v Eng at Bristol 2011

16= (-3) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 625 22.70 6.88 658 v Ire at Belfast 2012

(+1) Stuart Broad Eng 625 23.18 7.34 672 v Pak at Cardiff 2010

18 ( - ) Tim Southee NZ 620 25.47 8.41 628 v Pak at Pallekele 2012

19 ( - ) Daniel Vettori NZ 619 19.45 5.61 850 v Aus at Wellington 2010

20 ( - ) Trent Johnston Ire 610 19.86 6.26 633 v Ban at Belfast 2012

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Ranking



25 (-4) Darren Sammy WI 581 20.08 6.84 686 v Eng at The Oval 2011

56 (+4) Marlon Samuels WI 416*! 27.61 8.41 416 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

64 (+16) Chris Gayle WI 380* 23.33 7.11 382 v Aus at Hobart 2010

78 (+13) Shafiul Islam Ban 338*! 45.20 7.61 338 v WI at Mirpur 2012

83 (RE) Kemar Roach WI 320* 28.40 7.28 407 v SA at Antigua 2010

126 (+3) Dwayne Smith WI 176* 28.71 8.86 212 v Eng at The Oval 2007

128 (+6) Rubel Hossain Ban 165*! 41.00 10.08 165 v WI at Mirpur 2012

149 (-2) Andre Russell WI 96* 178.00 10.47 98 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012

162 (+42) Ziaur Rahman Ban 70*! 37.00 6.16 70 v WI at Mirpur 2012

225 (NEW) Sohag Gazi Ban 3*! 44.00 11.00 3 v WI at Mirpur 2012

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Ranking

1 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 531 557 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012

2 ( - ) M Hafeez Pak 350 353 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012

3= (+2) Chris Gayle WI 301 /*! 301 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

(+7) Marlon Samuels WI 301*/*! 301 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

5 (-2) Shahid Afridi Pak 294 413 v NZ at Dubai 2009

6 (-2) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 259*/ 270 v Pak at Pallekele 2012

7 (-1) David Hussey Aus 241 /* 350 v Ind at Melbourne 2012

8 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 234 /* 249 v Zim at Hambantota 2012

9 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 231*/ ! 231 v NZ at Pallekele 2012

10 (-3) Dwayne Bravo WI 229 238 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012