Dubai, Mar 25 IBNS | 1 year ago

South Africa captain AB de Villiers joined team-mate Hashim Amla at the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for batsmen following his man of the series performance in the five-match series against Pakistan.


The latest rankings were released on Monday after South Africa's 3-2 series win over Pakistan.

De Villiers was the highest run-getter on either side with 367 runs from five matches at an average of 91.75. While he has regained the top spot he last enjoyed in May 2010, his current rating of 882 is his best-ever to date.

India's Virat Kohli is ranked third on the batting table, while Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan has moved up three places to seventh.

Apart from de Villiers, there is also good news for two other captains, Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan and Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor who have made big strides in the latest rankings.

Misbah has been rewarded for being the highest run-getter for his side in the series against South Africa with a jump of 10 places that has put him in his career-best of 18th, while Taylor has also moved up a place to be back in the top 20.

Batsmen still outside the top 20 but making steady progress in the right direction are Tamim Iqbal in 23rd (up by three), Angelo Mathews in 34th (up by one), Darren Bravo in 39th (up by one), Shahid Afridi in 42nd (up by six), Nasir Hossain in 48th (up by 16), Alex Obanda in 53rd (up by four), Collins Obuya in 56th (up by three), Faf du Plessis in 58th (up by eight) and Tanmay Mishra in 62nd (up by seven).

Meanwhile, South Africa paceman Dale Steyn has returned to top 10 of the bowlers' list after a good series against Pakistan. Steyn jumped nine places to a joint eighth with teammate Morne Morkel.

The others to move up the order include Angelo Mathews in 21st (up by four), Thisara Perera in 35th (up by two), Junaid Khan in 38th (up by 18) and Ryan McLaren in 45th (up by 46).

Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal continues to lead the bowlers' table with West Indies spinner Sunil Narine in second place and England paceman Steven Finn in third place.

Meanwhile, South Africa's 3-2 series win means England has finished second to world champion India on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship Table at the April 1 cut-off date.

South Africa, which started the series on 112 ratings points, needed to beat Pakistan 4-1 to move into second place.

But the defeat in Durban ended its chances of collecting another cheque of USD 75,000 alongside a cheque of USD 450,000 that it has already won for finishing as the No.1 ranked Test side.

This means India will receive the shield and will collect a cheque of USD 175,000, while England will receive USD 75,000 for finishing second.

For Pakistan, the series loss means that it stays at number-six on the ODI Championship table, but has lost one ratings point to finish at 106.

The close nature of the battle on the Championship Table can be gauged from the fact that the top six sides are separated by just 13 ratings points.

The South Africa-Pakistan ODI series was a precursor to the clash between the two sides in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be staged from June 6 to 23 in England and Wales.

South Africa won the inaugural edition in 1998, and is drawn in Group B of the tournament, alongside 2004 champion West Indies, 2002 co-winner India, and Pakistan.

South Africa and Pakistan will meet on 10 June in a day-night match at Edgbaston in Birmingham during the group stage of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

Group A of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 includes defending champion Australia, 2000 champion New Zealand and 2002 co-winner Sri Lanka, along with host England, which reached the final when it last staged the event in 2004.

The tournament opener at the ICC Champions Trophy will feature two former winners, when South Africa takes on India at Cardiff on 6 June. The following day, West Indies will face Pakistan at The Oval.

The semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 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 25 March) (after West Indies-Zimbabwe, Afghanistan-Scotland, Canada-Kenya, South Africa-Pakistan ODI series and first Sri Lanka-Bangladesh ODI):

Rank Team Rating

1 India 119

2 England 117

3 Australia 116

4 South Africa 113

5 Sri Lanka 110

6 Pakistan 106

7 West Indies 85

8 New Zealand 82

9 Bangladesh 77

10 Zimbabwe 47

11 Ireland 35

12 Netherlands 16

13 Kenya 11

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 25 March) (after West Indies-Zimbabwe, Afghanistan-Scotland, Canada-Kenya, South Africa-Pakistan ODI series and first Sri Lanka-Bangladesh ODI):

Batsmen

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

1= (+1) AB de Villiers SA 882! 50.38 882 v Pak at Benoni 2013

( - ) Hashim Amla SA 882 57.21 901 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 753 50.61 781 v Ind at Mumbai 2011

6 ( - ) K Sangakkara SL 735 38.65 781 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

7= (+3) T Dilshan SL 710 36.32 765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

( - ) Alastair Cook Eng 710 40.26 752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

9 (-1) Shane Watson Aus 691 42.13 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

10 (-1) B McCullum NZ 685! 31.05 685 v Eng at Auckland 2013

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

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

13 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 667 38.25 693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009

14 ( - ) S Hasan Ban 663 35.63 683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

15= (+3) G Gambhir Ind 649 39.68 722 v NZ at Vadodara 2010

( - ) Umar Akmal Pak 649 37.75 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012

17 (+2) Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 645 39.12 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

18 (+10) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 642 42.03 644 v SA at Durban 2013

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

20 (+1) Brendan Taylor Zim 639 34.37 667 v NZ at Napier 2012

Selected Rankings

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

23 (+3) Tamim Iqbal Ban 631 30.28 637 v WI at Khulna 2012

24 (-8) Graeme Smith SA 628 38.56 784 v Ind at Kolkata 2005

30 ( - ) Kieron Pollard WI 592 26.95 602 v Zim at Grenada 2013

33 ( - ) D Chandimal SL 586 34.17 667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012

34 (+1) A Mathews SL 571 34.30 598 v Aus at Hambantota 2011

37 (-1) M Hafeez Pak 563 27.11 583 v SL at Sharjah 2011

39 (+1) Darren Bravo WI 561! 33.16 561 v Zim at Grenada 2013

40 (-8) Nasir Jamshed Pak 560* 45.45 589 v SA at Bloemfontein 2013

42 (+6) Shahid Afridi Pak 550 23.45 663 v Ind at Lahore 1997

47 (-2) Upul Tharanga SL 534 32.56 663 v NZ at Napier 2006

48= (-3) M Rahim Ban 530 26.20 537 v WI at Mirpur 2012

(+16) Nasir Hossain Ban 530*! 40.78 530 v SL at Hambantota 2013

50 (-1) Andre Russell WI 526* 30.00 571 v NZ at St Kitts 2012

51 (-1) Mahmudullah Ban 519 32.95 520 v WI at Mirpur 2012

53= (-2) Younus Khan Pak 515 31.88 659 v WI at Abu Dhabi 2008

( - ) R Sarwan WI 515 43.29 780 v Ind at St Kitts 2006

(+4) Alex Obanda Ken 515 31.73 520 v Afg at Nairobi 2010

56 (+3) Collins Obuya Ken 509 26.36 513 v Aus at Bengaluru 2011

58 (+8) F du Plessis SA 508* 28.03 513 v Pak at Johannesburg 2013

62 (+7) Tanmay Mishra Ken 498* 32.51 509 v Ire at Mombasa 2012

65 (-2) Johnson Charles WI 488* 34.72 493 v Zim at Grenada 2013

67 (-7) Asad Shafiq Pak 480* 29.21 504 v Aus at Sharjah 2012

69 (-3) L Thirimanne SL 476* 29.91 489 v Aus at Adelaide 2013

73 (-1) H Masakadza Zim 470 26.98 566 v Ban at Mirpur 2009

76 (-1) Craig Ervine Zim 462* 35.10 464 v WI at Grenada 2013

77 (+4) Shoaib Malik Pak 461 33.05 685 v Ind at Lahore 2006

78 (-2) Vusi Sibanda Zim 459 24.26 512 v Pak at Karachi 2008

79= (-1) Dwayne Bravo WI 456 23.82 493 v Eng at Ahmedabad 2006

(+13) Colin Ingram SA 456* 36.55 491 v Pak at Bloemfontein 2013

83 (-1) Kamran Akmal Pak 448 26.42 557 v Eng at Southampton 2010

85 (RE) Rizwan Cheema Can 439* 24.64 543 v Ken at King City 2009

94 (+2) M Nabi Afg 413*! 33.83 413 v Sco at Sharjah 2013

95 (+5) M Shahzad Afg 412* 36.81 534 v Sco at Ayr 2010

97 (-3) Malcolm Waller Zim 409*! 23.33 409 v WI at Grenada 2013

99 (+20) Kyle Coetzer Sco 403*! 49.45 403 v Afg at Sharjah 2013

100 (+23) David Miller SA 399*! 31.91 399 v Pak at Benoni 2013

Bowlers

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

1 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 792 22.69 4.11 810 v SA at Centurion 2013

2 ( - ) Sunil Narine WI 764* 21.68 3.87 766 v Zim at Grenada 2013

3 ( - ) Steven Finn Eng 755*! 26.53 4.60 755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

4 ( - ) M Hafeez Pak 711 33.53 4.06 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

5 ( - ) L Tsotsobe SA 692 23.05 4.79 743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

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

7 (+2) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 663! 34.17 4.78 663 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

8= (+9) Dale Steyn SA 658 29.33 4.91 666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011

( - ) Morne Morkel SA 658 23.20 4.89 717 v SL at East London 2012

10 (-4) N Kulasekara SL 656 32.56 4.63 727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

11 ( - ) Lasith Malinga SL 650 26.38 5.06 675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

12 (-2) Abdur Razzak Ban 648 27.85 4.47 675 v Zim at Chittagong 2010

13 (-2) James Anderson Eng 647 30.06 4.99 687 v Ban at Dhaka 2003

14= (-1) Kyle Mills NZ 642 26.29 4.69 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

(-1) 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

17 (-1) S Hasan Ban 636 28.85 4.29 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

18 ( - ) Graeme Swann Eng 621 27.16 4.53 735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011

19 ( - ) Tim Southee NZ 610 30.41 5.19 623 v SL at Hambantota 2012

20 ( - ) Kemar Roach WI 608 27.13 5.00 634 v Aus at St. Vincent 2012

Selected Rankings

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

21 (+4) A Mathews SL 605 35.76 4.55 608 v Aus at Brisbane 2013

30 (-7) Shahid Afridi Pak 552 34.30 4.62 673 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

35 (+2) Thisara Perera SL 542 25.92 5.46 610 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

36 (-8) Robin Peterson SA 541 35.39 4.77 575 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

38 (+18) Junaid Khan Pak 534*! 24.12 4.81 534 v SA at Benoni 2013

41 (-10) Umar Gul Pak 521 28.59 5.10 638 v WI at Mirpur 2011

43 (-1) Prosper Utseya Zim 509 47.00 4.29 663 v Ban at Harare 2006

45 (+46) Ryan McLaren SA 503*! 29.29 5.04 503 v Pak at Benoni 2013

49 (-2) Hiren Varaiya Ken 485 29.09 4.16 541 v Net at Nairobi 2010

51= (-2) Dwayne Bravo WI 477 30.06 5.32 601 v SA at Antigua 2010

(-2) Andre Russell WI 477* 31.00 5.47 500 v NZ at St Kitts 2012

59 (-5) Rubel Hossain Ban 457 33.85 5.58 514 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

60 ( - ) Mahmudullah Ban 455 42.65 5.06 464 v WI at Mirpur 2012

71 (RE) Henry Osinde Can 427*! 30.86 4.92 427 v Ken at Dubai (GCA) 2013

73 (+3) Majid Haq Sco 419* 31.12 4.49 426 v Eng at Edinburgh 2010

74 (-3) Chris Mpofu Zim 418 38.41 5.26 476 v Ban at Bulawayo 2011

78 (RE) Rizwan Cheema Can 400* 34.21 4.93 411 v Ken at Delhi 2011

80= (-4) Tino Best WI 394*! 33.03 5.24 394 v Zim at Grenada 2013

(+9) M Nabi Afg 394*! 38.71 4.27 394 v Sco at Sharjah 2013

82 (+6) T Dilshan SL 393 47.79 4.77 471 v Eng at Old Trafford 2006

83 (-11) Shoaib Malik Pak 390 36.08 4.54 658 v SL at Karachi 2004

88 (-9) N Odhiambo Ken 385 35.85 5.62 410 v Zim at Kolkata 2011

91 (-13) Sohag Gazi Ban 381* 20.20 3.76 391 v WI at Mirpur 2012

93 (+4) S Shenwari Afg 377*! 26.67 4.34 377 v Sco at Sharjah 2013

94 (-8) Wahab Riaz Pak 374* 28.16 5.62 484 v WI at Barbados 2011

95 (+1) James Ngoche Ken 373*! 25.90 3.79 373 v Can at Dubai (GCA) 2013

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Ranking

1 (+1) S Al Hasan Ban 422 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

2 (-1) M Hafeez Pak 400 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

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

4 ( - ) A Mathews SL 345! 345 v Ban at Hambantota 2013

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

(Posted on 25-03-2013)