Dubai, Jan 9 IBNS | 9 months ago

Australia and England begin a five-match series from 12 January in Melbourne, with both sides having an opportunity to reclaim the number-one position on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings.


Australia is currently ranked second with 114 ratings points, six ratings behind number-one ranked India, while England is ranked third on 111 ratings points.

Australia was last ranked number-one in July 2012, only to be overtaken by England who held the top position till December 2012.

Australia and England's rise to the top position however, is dependent on how India fares in its five-match series against host New Zealand, which begins on 19 January in Napier.

For Australia to become number-one:

Australia v England (Australia 3-2); New Zealand v India (New Zealand 5-0)

1 Australia 115

2 India 114

3 England 110

7 New Zealand 98



Australia v England (Australia 5-0); New Zealand v India (New Zealand 3-2)

1 Australia 119

2 India 117

5 England 106

7 New Zealand 91

Australia v England (Australia 4-1); New Zealand v India (New Zealand 4-1)

1 Australia 117

2 India 115

4 England 109

7 New Zealand 93

For England to become number-one:

Australia v England (England 4-1); New Zealand v India (New Zealand 5-0)

1 England 114

2 India 114

4 Australia 111

7 New Zealand 95

Australia v England (England 5-0); New Zealand v India (New Zealand 4-1)

1 England 117

2 India 115

4 Australia 109

7 New Zealand 93

Meanwhile, Australia batsman George Bailey in fourth position will start the series as the highest ranked batsman on either side on theReliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen.

Shane Watson in 11th and Michael Clarke in 12th place are the others from Australia in the top 20 of the batting table.

For England, the only batsmen in the top 20 are captain Alastair Cook in 14th and Eoin Morgan in 17th positions.

Outside the top 20, the other batsmen likely to be in action are Ian Bell (26th), Glenn Maxwell (41st), Ravi Bopara (52nd), James Faulkner (65th) and Joe Root (71st).

Pace bowler Steven Finn in third position will start the series as the highest ranked England bowler in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers. Finn is also the only England bowler in the top 20 who is likely to feature in the series.

The other bowler in the top 10 to watch out for is Australia's Mitchell Johnson in tenth place. The only other bowler on either side inside the top 20 is Clint McKay in 12th.

Outside the top 20, the bowlers likely to play are Boyd Rankin (23rd), Stuart Broad (34th), Xavier Doherty (35th), James Tredwell (36th), Tim Bresnan (37th), Shane Watson (41st) and James Faulkner (60th).

Dwayne Bravo makes all-round impact

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has made an all-round impact on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODIs, after helping his side level the five-match series against New Zealand 2-2.

Bravo jumped 15 places to 68th on the batting table after ending as the top run-getter in the series with 217 runs. Bravo's seven wickets in four games helped him move up 13 places to 52nd on the bowlers' table.

New Zealand's Corey Anderson has jumped 77 places to 85th in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen. The highlight of Anderson's performance during the series was when he slammed the fastest-ever ODI hundred, off just 36 balls, breaking Shahid Afridi's 17 year record by one ball.

Anderson's partner during the record-breaking innings, Jesse Ryder, who himself stroked the sixth fastest ODI hundred has moved up 27 places to 55th in the batting table.

Sunil Narine continues to be the highest ranked West Indies bowler, even after he moved down a place to fourth, while Nathan McCullum in 28th position (up by five) is the only New Zealand bowler making an upward move.

Meanwhile, the 2-2 series result meant that seventh-ranked West Indies and eighth-ranked New Zealand retained their pre-series positions, with Brendon McCullum's side making a gain of one ratings point to end at 86.

Forthcoming fixtures

Australia v England

12 January-First ODI, Melbourne (d/n)

17 January-Second ODI, Brisbane (d/n)

19 January-Third ODI, Sydney (d/n)

24 January-Fourth ODI, Perth (d/n)

26 January-Fifth ODI, Adelaide (d/n)



New Zealand v India

19 January-First ODI, Napier (d/n)

22 January-Second ODI, Hamilton (d/n)

25 January-Third ODI, Auckland (d/n)

28 January-Fourth ODI, Hamilton (d/n)

31 January-Fifth ODI, Wellington (d/n)



Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 9 January after New Zealand-West Indies series, before Australia-England series)



Rank (+/-) Team Rating (+/-)

1 India 120

2 Australia 114

3 England 111

4 South Africa 110

5 Sri Lanka 108

6 Pakistan 101

7 (-) West Indies 90 (-)

8 (-) New Zealand 86 (+1)

9 Bangladesh 83

10 Zimbabwe 55

11 Ireland 38

12 Netherlands 13

13 Kenya 10



(Developed by David Kendix)



Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODIs (as on 9 January after New Zealand-West Indies series, before Australia-England series)



Batsmen



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

1 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 872 49.46 883 v Ind at Cardiff 2013

2 ( - ) Virat Kohli Ind 859 51.54 882 v WI at Visakhapatnam 2013

3 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 840 53.34 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

4 ( - ) George Bailey Aus 835*! 54.96 835 v Ind at Bengaluru 2013

5 ( - ) K Sangakkara SL 816 40.11 840 v NZ at Hambantota 2013

6 ( - ) MS Dhoni Ind 789 52.88 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

7 ( - ) T Dilshan SL 760 37.98 767 v Pak at Sharjah 2013

8 ( - ) Jonathan Trott Eng 754 51.25 796 v SA at The Oval 2013

9 ( - ) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 735! 45.19 735 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2013

10 ( - ) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 717* 43.96 736 v WI at Kanpur 2013

11 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 708 41.71 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

12 ( - ) Michael Clarke Aus 677 45.12 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

13 ( - ) Quinton de Kock SA 673*! 46.31 673 v Ind at Centurion 2013

14 (+1) Alastair Cook Eng 661 38.85 752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

15 (+1) M Hafeez Pak 660! 31.03 660 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2013

16 (-2) Ross Taylor NZ 652 38.31 693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009

17 ( - ) Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 648 39.56 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

18 ( - ) Rohit Sharma Ind 639 36.06 672 v WI at Kochi 2013

19 (+1) Paul Stirling Ire 635 37.59 693 v Pak at Dublin 2013

20 (+1) Ahmed Shehzad Pak 633 32.97 634 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2013



Selected Rankings



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

23 (-4) B McCullum NZ 622 30.35 685 v Eng at Auckland 2013

24 (-2) Martin Guptill NZ 621 38.89 684 v Zim at Napier 2012

26 ( - ) Ian Bell Eng 618 36.90 702 v Ind at Edgbaston 2007

31 ( - ) Kane Williamson NZ 597 35.21 631 v Ban at Mirpur 2013

40 (-3) Lendl Simmons WI 561 31.13 629 v Ind at Visakhapatnam 2011

41 (+1) Glenn Maxwell Aus 559*! 34.06 559 v Ind at Bengaluru 2013

46 (-5) Johnson Charles WI 537* 28.96 592 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

52 (+1) Ravi Bopara Eng 527 32.58 543 v SA at Cardiff 2012

55 (+27) Jesse Ryder NZ 523* 35.22 574 v Zim at Bulawayo 2011

57 (+1) David Warner Aus 521* 29.81 589 v Eng at Lord's 2012

61 (-4) Darren Sammy WI 515 23.95 523 v NZ at Auckland 2013

65 (-1) James Faulkner Aus 511*! 45.33 511 v Ind at Bengaluru 2013

68 (+15) Dwayne Bravo WI 508! 25.30 508 v NZ at Hamilton 2014

71 (-2) Joe Root Eng 501* 39.12 585 v SA at The Oval 2013

76 (-2) Andre Russell WI 487* 30.27 571 v NZ at St Kitts 2012

79 (+10) Kieran Powell WI 482*! 28.87 482 v NZ at Hamilton 2014

81 (-3) Shaun Marsh Aus 480 38.20 581 v SA at Sydney 2009

83 (-3) N McCullum NZ 477 21.97 480 v WI at Nelson 2014

85 (+77) Corey Anderson NZ 472*! 50.66 472 v WI at Hamilton 2014

89 (-2) Brad Haddin Aus 455 31.30 612 v Pak at Dubai 2009

99 (-1) Jos Buttler Eng 421*! 24.83 421 v Aus at Southampton 2013

100 (-1) Aaron Finch Aus 416* 30.23 442 v Ind at Mohali 2013

117 (RE) Kirk Edwards WI 375*! 33.33 375 v NZ at Hamilton 2014



Bowlers



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

1 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 776 22.50 4.14 810 v SA at Centurion 2013

2 ( - ) Dale Steyn SA 742 25.49 4.79 746 v Ind at Durban 2013

3 (+1) Steven Finn Eng 708 27.74 4.71 755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

4 (-1) Sunil Narine WI 703 26.89 4.22 791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

5 ( - ) James Anderson Eng 696 29.11 4.97 719 v SA at The Oval 2013

6 ( - ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 692 32.21 4.72 738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

7 ( - ) Rangana Herath SL 678 32.24 4.31 703 v SA at Pallekele 2013

8 ( - ) L Tsotsobe SA 674 24.96 4.75 743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

9 ( - ) Morne Morkel SA 673 23.54 4.78 717 v SL at East London 2012

10 ( - ) Mitchell Johnson Aus 670 25.37 4.82 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

11 ( - ) Junaid Khan Pak 655! 22.28 4.93 655 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2013

12 ( - ) Clint McKay Aus 650 24.42 4.77 709 v Eng at Cardiff 2013

13 (+1) Abdur Razzak Ban 643 28.07 4.49 679 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

14 (+2) M Hafeez Pak 623 35.49 4.06 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

15 ( - ) Kemar Roach WI 620 26.77 4.92 650 v Pak at St Lucia 2013

16 (+1) R Ashwin Ind 619 32.23 4.93 691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

17 (-4) Kyle Mills NZ 616 26.65 4.73 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

18 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 611 35.63 4.51 649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

19 (+2) Ryan McLaren SA 605 28.11 5.11 617 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013

20 (-1) Daniel Vettori NZ 601 31.50 4.11 788 v Eng at Durham 2008



Selected Rankings



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

23 (+2) Boyd Rankin Ire/Eng 592! 29.67 4.79 592 v Aus at Southampton 2013

25 (-5) Ravi Rampaul WI 586 29.60 5.10 628 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2011

26 (-2) Tim Southee NZ 580 31.80 5.16 633 v Eng at Lord's 2013

28 (+5) N McCullum NZ 561 45.20 4.83 567 v WI at Nelson 2014

29 (-1) M McClenaghan NZ 559* 20.04 5.74 573 v WI at Nelson 2014

34 (-1) Stuart Broad Eng 541 28.13 5.22 701 v SA at Trent Bridge 2008

35 (+1) Xavier Doherty Aus 536 38.57 4.81 592 v Eng at Lord's 2012

36 (+1) James Tredwell Eng 535* 24.88 4.99 565 v Ire at Malahide 2013

37 (+1) Tim Bresnan Eng 532 36.36 5.42 605 v Ind at The Oval 2011

38 (-3) Darren Sammy WI 531 44.40 4.55 599 v Can at Jamaica 2010

41 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 523 30.01 4.86 620 v WI at St Lucia 2012

52 (+13) Dwayne Bravo WI 477 30.13 5.40 601 v SA at Antigua 2010

60 (-1) James Faulkner Aus 463* 32.04 5.69 464 v Ind at Nagpur 2013

67 (+12) Jason Holder WI 443*! 27.95 5.37 443 v NZ at Hamilton 2014

68 (-1) Andre Russell WI 441* 30.29 5.51 500 v NZ at St Kitts 2012

72 (-2) Tino Best WI 427* 34.02 5.51 448 v Pak at St Lucia 2013

87 (RE) Nikita Miller WI 385* 38.71 4.71 478 v Ire at Jamaica 2010



All-rounders



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating

1 ( - ) M Hafeez Pak 411 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

2 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 376 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

3 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 370 433 v WI at St Lucia 2012

4 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 351 373 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

5 ( - ) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 346 378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013



Selected Rankings



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating

9 (+2) N McCullum NZ 268 272 v WI at Nelson 2014



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Indicates career-highest rating

*

Indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs

(Posted on 09-01-2014)