Home > News > Cricket News


ODI Rankings: Jamshed on the move

Posted on Jan 07, 08:38PM | IBNS

Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed has made the biggest move in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen.

The latest rankings were released on Monday, a day after the conclusion of the three-ODI series between traditional rivals India and Pakistan.

Nasir has jumped 45 places to 31st spot, while India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has returned to the top five after putting up a consistent performance with the bat in the series, which was won by Pakistan by 2-1.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, Pakistan's duo of Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan have also made gains, while Mohammad Hafeez has now become the number-one ranked ODI all-rounder for the first time in his career.

Nasir Jamshed was the top run-getter on either side with 241 runs, which included back-to-back centuries in Chennai and Kolkata. Nasir's exploits with the bat fetched him the Player of the Series award, and he achieved a career best ratings of 588 to reach 31st position.

Dhoni's 203 runs from the three games have helped him move up two places to fourth in the batting table. Other batsmen to make upward movements include Suresh Raina in 26th (up by one) and Shoaib Malik in 78th (up by two), while Yuvraj Singh has re-entered the rankings in 41st position.

The batting table is still headed by South Africa's Hashim Amla followed by teammate AB de Villiers in second place, with Virat Kohli moving down a place to third.

The three-match ODI series was the first series between the Asian neighbours in five years.

Sunday's match in New Delhi, which was won by India by 10 runs, was watched by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson, who was thrilled with the match.

He later said: "We must praise the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for making room in a very tight schedule to accommodate these iconic fixtures.

"There is no doubt that there is something special about the atmosphere when India and Pakistan meet and I am sure both the BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will do their best to ensure that these games remain, where possible, an integral part of the cricketing calendar in the years ahead.

"Like me, I am sure that many millions of cricket lovers across the world enjoyed watching an outstanding standard of intense and competitive international cricket played in the right spirit in front of passionate crowds who packed some of India's most famous grounds. Congratulations are due to both sides."

Number-one ranked bowler Saeed Ajmal scalped eight wickets in the series at an average of 10.75, which has helped him achieve career-best rating of 801 points.

Saeed has now became the third Pakistan bowler after Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq to break the 800-point barrier, which in ranking terms is the benchmark for top bowlers.

Saeed's 801 points has put him in joint 25th position along with West Indies' Courtney Walsh in the Reliance ICC Best-Ever ODI Ratings.

Pakistan paceman Junaid Khan, who was the joint-highest wicket-taker with Saeed with eight scalps, has been served with a rise of 62 places to 55th, which has helped him achieve his career-best rating of 466 during the series.

Also moving up is India paceman Ishant Sharma, who has jumped 24 places to 72nd.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez has claimed the number-one spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders following his combined effort with the bat and the ball during the series.

Hafeez struck 97 runs with the bat and took three wickets during the series. Hafeez has moved up three places to 36th in the batting table and has also retained his second rank in the bowlers' table.

India's Ravindra Jadeja has also climbed two places to seventh in the all-rounders' list. The left-hander has moved up one place to 70th in the batting list and has also lifted 11 places to 23rd in the bowlers' table.

Reliance ICC ODI Championship Table

Pakistan has gained three ratings points following a 2-1 series win.

Misbah-ul-Haq's team had started the series on 104 ratings points and it finished on 107 ratings points to hold on to its sixth position on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship Table. Pakistan now trails fifth-placed Sri Lanka by just three ratings points.

India, which had had an opportunity to leapfrog number-one ranked England and number-two ranked South Africa had it won all the three matches, has finished on 117 ratings points after dropping three ratings points.

However, India still has a chance to reclaim the number-one ranking if it beats England 4-1 or better in the forthcoming series that starts in Rajkot on Friday 11 January.

The ODI and T20I Championship table, unlike the Test Championship table, is updated after every match.

Build-up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2013

This series served as a curtain-raiser to a mouth-watering clash between the two sides in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be held in England and Wales from 6-23 June.

The two sides will go head-to-head on Saturday 15 June in a Group B match in what will be the final edition of the event.

While India will aim to avenge not only the home series defeat but also to register its first win over Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan will be looking to finish the event with a clean sheet against its traditional rival.

Interestingly, Pakistan has never beaten India in an ICC Cricket World Cup match but has never lost to India in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Other sides in Group B of the ICC Champions Trophy are 1998 winner South Africa and 2004 champion West Indies. The tournament opener will feature the two former winners when South Africa, takes on the 2002 champion India in Cardiff on 6 June. The following day, the West Indies will face Pakistan at The Oval.

Group A includes defending champion Australia, 2000 winner New Zealand and 2002 champion Sri Lanka, along with host England which reached the final when it last staged the event in 2004.

The semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy will be staged at The Oval (19 June) and in Cardiff (20 June) while Edgbaston will be the venue of the final, to be played on 23 June.


Reliance ICC ODI Championship (as on 7 January, after India-Pakistan series)



Rank Team Rating



1 England 121

2 South Africa 121

3 (-) India 117 (-3)

4 Australia 113

5 Sri Lanka 110

6 (-) Pakistan 107 (+3)

7 West Indies 88

8 Bangladesh 78

9 New Zealand 72

10 Zimbabwe 50

11 Ireland 35

12 Netherlands 16

13 Kenya 11



(Developed by David Kendix)



Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 7 January after India-Pakistan series)



Batsmen



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



1 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 901! 59.55 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

2 (+1) AB de Villiers SA 852! 49.21 852 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

3 (-1) Virat Kohli Ind 824 49.98 866 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012

4 (+2) MS Dhoni Ind 789 52.28 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

5 (-1) Jonathan Trott Eng 749 49.06 781 v Ind at Mumbai 2011

6 (-1) K Sangakkara SL 746 38.56 781 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

7 ( - ) Michael Clarke Aus 718 45.48 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

8 ( - ) Alastair Cook Eng 707 40.01 752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

9 (+1) Mike Hussey Aus 688 48.15 857 v NZ at Perth 2007

10 (+1) T Dilshan SL 682 35.69 765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

11 (+1) Shane Watson Aus 680 41.48 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

12 (+1) Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 674 40.70 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

13 (+2) Brendan Taylor Zim 667! 34.84 667 v NZ at Napier 2012

14= (+2) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 666 35.63 683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

(-5) Gautam Gambhir Ind 666 40.24 722 v NZ at Vadodara 2010

16 (-3) Umar Akmal Pak 665 37.75 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012

17 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 664 45.26 817 v WI at Johannesburg 2004

18 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 661 37.86 693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009

19 ( - ) Paul Stirling Ire 641* 39.13 650 v Sco at Edinburgh 2011

20 ( - ) JP Duminy SA 636 40.01 668 v Net at Mohali 2011



Selected Rankings



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

24 (-3) Virender Sehwag Ind 624 35.05 774 v NZ at Auckland 2003

26 (+1) Suresh Raina Ind 615 35.42 658 v SL at Bulawayo 2010

28 (-2) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 607 41.24 623 v WI at Barbados 2011

31 (+45) Nasir Jamshed Pak 588*! 50.26 588 v Ind at Delhi 2013

36 (+3) M Hafeez Pak 569 27.28 583 v SL at Sharjah 2011

41 (RE) Yuvraj Singh Ind 549 37.25 787 v WI at Jamaica 2009

52 (-3) Younus Khan Pak 517 32.08 659 v WI at Abu Dhabi 2008

58 (-5) Rohit Sharma Ind 501 30.43 582 v WI at Indore 2011

70 (+1) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 471 28.12 476 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

74 (-19) Azhar Ali Pak 459* 41.09 512 v Aus at Sharjah 2012

78 (+2) Shoaib Malik Pak 448 33.01 685 v Ind at Lahore 2006

84 (-8) Kamran Akmal Pak 432 26.63 557 v Eng at Southampton 2010

126 (+1) R Ashwin Ind 348* 18.62 363 v Pak at Chennai 2012

145 (-13) Ajinkya Rahane Ind 321* 27.15 405 v Eng at Kolkata 2011



Bowlers



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



1 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 801! 22.41 4.09 801 v Ind at Delhi 2013

2 ( - ) M Hafeez Pak 753 32.86 4.01 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

3 ( - ) Sunil Narine WI 724*! 19.48 3.79 724 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

4 ( - ) L Tsotsobe SA 690* 22.05 4.67 743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

5 (+1) Morne Morkel SA 676 23.32 4.87 717 v SL at East London 2012

6 (+1) Steven Finn Eng 668* 25.90 4.67 711 v Aus at Durham 2012

7= (-2) R Ashwin Ind 661 31.15 4.74 691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

(+1) Graeme Swann Eng 661 26.31 4.47 735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011

9 ( - ) Abdur Razzak Ban 657 27.60 4.46 675 v Zim at Chittagong 2010

10 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 644 28.20 5.03 666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011

11 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 639 28.85 4.29 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

12 ( - ) Kyle Mills NZ 632 26.06 4.70 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

13 ( - ) Clint McKay Aus 626* 22.40 4.68 639 v Eng at Old Trafford 2012

14 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 624 30.54 5.01 687 v Ban at Dhaka 2003

15 ( - ) Tim Southee NZ 623! 30.64 5.19 623 v SL at Hambantota 2012

16 ( - ) Ray Price Zim 614 35.75 3.94 722 v WI at Guyana 2010

17 ( - ) Jacob Oram NZ 612 29.17 4.38 768 v Aus at The Oval 2004

18= ( - ) Mitchell Johnson Aus 611 25.52 4.85 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

( - ) Kemar Roach WI 611 24.95 4.96 634 v Aus at St. Vincent 2012

20 ( - ) Lasith Malinga SL 607 26.75 5.10 675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007



Selected Rankings



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



23 (+11) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 596 36.88 4.89 630 v WI at Indore 2011

35 (-2) Umar Gul Pak 557 27.94 5.07 638 v WI at Mirpur 2011

55 (+62) Junaid Khan Pak 466*! 22.68 4.75 466 v Ind at Delhi 2013

72 (+24) Ishant Sharma Ind 432 30.50 5.58 594 v Aus at Nagpur 2009

77 (RE) Yuvraj Singh Ind 414 37.64 5.05 521 v SL at Mumbai 2011

79 (+3) Shoaib Malik Pak 410 35.93 4.53 658 v SL at Karachi 2004

119 (NEW) B Kumar Ind 320*! 23.80 4.25 320 v Pak at Delhi 2013

150 (+5) Ashoke Dinda Ind 244* 55.90 6.14 249 v Pak at Chennai 2012

197 (RE) Mohammad Irfan Pak 173*! 69.66 5.42 173 v Ind at Delhi 2013

247 (NEW) Shami Ahmed Ind 69*! 23.00 2.55 69 v Pak at Delhi 2013



All-rounders



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Ranking



1 (+1) M Hafeez Pak 428 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

2 (-1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 426 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

3 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 395 433 v WI at St Lucia 2012

4 (+1) Angelo Mathews SL 325 331 v NZ at Hambantota 2012

5 (-1) Shahid Afridi Pak 316 383 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

6 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 313 506 v WI at Barbados 2001

7 (+2) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 281 287 v SL at Perth 2012

8 (-1) Jacob Oram NZ 272 382 v WI at Queenstown 2008

9 (-1) Darren Sammy WI 268 276 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

10 ( - ) Andre Russell WI 250*/* 271 v NZ at St Kitts 2012