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Watson back among top 10 ODI batsmen

Posted on Feb 11, 06:41PM | IBNS

Dubai, Feb 11 : Shane Watson and Clint McKay have made major gains in the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings following Australia's 5-0 series win over West Indies on Sunday.

In the latest player rankings that were released on Monday, Watson has jumped six places to eighth in the batting table, while McKay has broken into the top 10 of the bowlers' list for the first time ever by moving up seven places to seventh.

Watson ended as the leading run-getter of the series with 198 runs from three games at an average of 66.

The other batsmen to improve their rankings include George Bailey in 21st (up by 27), Kieron Pollard in 29th (up by four), Phil Hughes in 42nd (up by 31 places), Andre Russell in 45th (up by two), Brad Haddin in 65th (up by three), Glenn Maxwell in 86th (up by 27) and Johnson Charles in 93rd (up by 43).

Ramnaresh Sarwan in 60th, Shaun Marsh in 70th and Adam Voges in 85th have re-entered the batting table.

The batting chart continues to be headed by South Africa's Hashim Amla, followed by his captain AB de Villiers and India's Virat Kohli in third place.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, West Indies' Sunil Narine has moved up a place to third to reclaim his career-best placing thus far. Narine has also achieved a personal best-ever 740 ratings points in this series against Australia.

McKay's nine wickets from five games at an average of 21.88 helped him break into the top 10 in seventh spot, while his teammate Mitchell Johnson has jumped five places to 14th.

Also making an upward movement in the latest bowling rankings is Darren Sammy in 29th (up by four).

Player of the series and the highest wicket-taker on either side with 11 wickets at an average of 9.27, Mitchell Starc, has jumped 30 places to 38th.

The bowlers' table is still headed by Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, with Mohammad Hafeez in second place.

There is no change in the top 10 of the all-rounders' list. Hafeez continues to head this table with Shakib Al Hasan and Shane Watson in second and third places respectively.

Australia gains three ratings points

Meanwhile, Australia's 5-0 series win over West Indies has helped it gain three ratings points in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Championship Table.

Australia continues to be in third place, but now has 116 ratings points thereby reducing the gap with the number-one ranked India and second-placed England to just three ratings points.

The top half of the ODI table is so closely bunched that just 12 ratings points separates India from sixth-placed Pakistan.

For West Indies, the series loss sees it drop four ratings points to 84 even as it continued to retain seventh place.

The series against West Indies was the last ODI series for Australia before the final edition of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be staged from 6 to 23 June in England and Wales.

The tournament opener at the ICC Champions Trophy will feature two former winners when South Africa takes on 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.

Sides in Group B of the ICC Champions Trophy are 1998 winner South Africa, 2004 champion West Indies, 2002 winner India, and Pakistan.

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 11 February) (after Australia-West Indies ODI series)

Rank Team Rating

1 India 119

2 England 119

3 Australia 116

4 South Africa 112

5 Sri Lanka 110

6 Pakistan 107

7 West Indies 84

8 New Zealand 79

9 Bangladesh 78

10 Zimbabwe 50

11 Ireland 35

12 Netherlands 16

13 Kenya 11

(Developed by David Kendix)

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 11 February after Australia-West Indies series)

Batsmen

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

1 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 886 58.70 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

2 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 834 48.82 852 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

3 ( - ) Virat Kohli Ind 812 49.43 866 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012

4 ( - ) MS Dhoni Ind 784 51.85 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

5 ( - ) Jonathan Trott Eng 731 49.06 781 v Ind at Mumbai 2011

6 ( - ) K Sangakkara SL 728 38.56 781 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

7 ( - ) Alastair Cook Eng 707 40.13 752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

8 (+6) Shane Watson Aus 691 42.13 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

9 ( - ) T Dilshan SL 683 35.74 765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

10 (-2) Michael Clarke Aus 676 44.69 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

11 (-1) Suresh Raina Ind 669! 36.98 669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

12 (-1) Brendan Taylor Zim 667! 34.84 667 v NZ at Napier 2012

13 (-1) S Al Hasan Ban 666 35.63 683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

14 (-1) Umar Akmal Pak 665 37.75 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012

15 ( - ) Graeme Smith SA 657 39.13 784 v Ind at Kolkata 2005

16 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 654 45.26 817 v WI at Johannesburg 2004

17 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 651 37.86 693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009

18 ( - ) G Gambhir Ind 649 39.68 722 v NZ at Vadodara 2010

19 ( - ) Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 647 39.69 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

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

Selected Rankings

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

21 (+27) George Bailey Aus 632* 44.94 638 v WI at Canberra 2013

29 (+4) Kieron Pollard WI 598! 26.73 598 v Aus at Melbourne 2013

34 (-6) Chris Gayle WI 577 38.37 804 v Zim at Harare 2003

42 (+31) Phil Hughes Aus 549*! 52.00 549 v WI at Melbourne 2013

45 (+2) Andre Russell WI 537* 31.23 571 v NZ at St Kitts 2012

49 (-6) Lendl Simmons WI 524 30.31 629 v Ind at Visakhapatnam 2011

50 ( - ) Darren Bravo WI 523 29.78 530 v Aus at Canberra 2013

60 (RE) R Sarwan WI 499 42.52 780 v Ind at St Kitts 2006

65 (+3) Brad Haddin Aus 476 31.87 612 v Pak at Dubai 2009

70= (-8) Darren Sammy WI 472 21.16 488 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

(RE) Shaun Marsh Aus 472* 36.50 581 v SA at Sydney 2009

73 (-1) Dwayne Bravo WI 461 23.96 493 v Eng at Ahmedabad 2006

85 (RE) Adam Voges Aus 421*! 53.20 421 v WI at Melbourne 2013

86 (+27) Glenn Maxwell Aus 419* 25.25 437 v WI at Perth 2013

93 (+43) Johnson Charles WI 393*! 25.20 393 v Aus at Melbourne 2013

101 ( - ) Matthew Wade Aus 385* 22.89 401 v SL at Adelaide 2012

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 (+1) Sunil Narine WI 740*! 21.30 3.84 740 v Aus at Melbourne 2013

4 (-1) L Tsotsobe SA 736* 21.29 4.66 743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

5 ( - ) Steven Finn Eng 706* 26.93 4.67 711 v Aus at Durham 2012

6 ( - ) N Kulasekara SL 667 32.32 4.61 727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

7 (+7) Clint McKay Aus 665 22.22 4.66 680 v WI at Perth 2013

8 (-1) Morne Morkel SA 664 23.33 4.91 717 v SL at East London 2012

9 (-1) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 663! 34.17 4.78 663 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

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

11 (-1) Lasith Malinga SL 647 26.38 5.06 675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

12= (-1) Kyle Mills NZ 645 26.03 4.70 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

(-1) Graeme Swann Eng 645 26.31 4.47 735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011

14= (+5) M Johnson Aus 642 25.17 4.82 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

(-1) R Ashwin Ind 642 31.63 4.82 691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

16 (-2) S Al Hasan Ban 639 28.85 4.29 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

17 (-1) Dale Steyn SA 629 29.13 5.01 666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011

18= (-1) Ray Price Zim 614 35.75 3.94 722 v WI at Guyana 2010

(-1) Tim Southee NZ 614 30.64 5.19 623 v SL at Hambantota 2012

20 (+1) James Anderson Eng 609 30.54 5.01 687 v Ban at Dhaka 2003

Selected Rankings

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

26 (-1) Xavier Doherty Aus 573 34.19 4.69 592 v Eng at Lord's 2012

27 (-7) Kemar Roach WI 569 26.63 5.08 634 v Aus at St. Vincent 2012

29 (+4) Darren Sammy WI 563 42.44 4.61 599 v Can at Jamaica 2010

35 (-6) Shane Watson Aus 550 28.83 4.80 620 v WI at St Lucia 2012

38 (+30) Mitchell Starc Aus 538* 18.38 4.87 543 v WI at Canberra 2013

61 (-12) Andre Russell WI 448* 31.22 5.55 500 v NZ at St Kitts 2012

71 (-1) Dwayne Bravo WI 409 31.20 5.34 601 v SA at Antigua 2010

100= (+14) Tino Best WI 337* 31.73 5.68 341 v Eng at Lord's 2004

(+2) Kieron Pollard WI 337* 37.05 5.43 442 v SA at Trinidad 2010

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Ranking

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

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

3 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 380 433 v WI at St Lucia 2012

4 ( - ) A Mathews SL 336 337 v Aus at Georgetown 2013

5 ( - ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 333! 333 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

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

7 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 304 506 v WI at Barbados 2001

8 ( - ) Darren Sammy WI 266 276 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

9 ( - ) Jacob Oram NZ 264 382 v WI at Queenstown 2008

10 ( - ) T Dilshan SL 258 319 v Ind at Mumbai 2011

Selected Rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Ranking

13 (-2) Andre Russell WI 241*/* 271 v NZ at St Kitts 2012

22 (+8) M Johnson Aus 205 273 v SL at Hambantota 2011

23 (+3) Kieron Pollard WI 202/* 224 v Aus at St Lucia 2012