South Africa opener Quinton de Kock has grabbed fourth position among batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after playing a huge part in his team’s 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka in a home series that ended in Cape Town on Saturday.
- Guptill, Khawaja, Gayle and Asghar also reap benefits of player of the series efforts
- Boult, Tahir, Cummins, Fergusson, Ngidi and McBrine move up among bowlers
The 26-year-old left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman’s 353 runs in the series, which included one century and three half-centuries, have helped him win the player of the series award and gain four slots in the latest rankings, which also see his captain Faf du Plessis move up to fifth position after scoring 272 runs.
India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma remain at number one and two after scoring 310 and 202 runs, respectively, in the home series against Australia, which they lost 3-2. The latest rankings update carried out on Sunday also includes performances from series that saw New Zealand defeat Bangladesh 3-0 and the two drawn series between the West Indies and England, and Afghanistan and Ireland.
Four others named player of the series have also made huge gains. West Indies opener Chris Gayle’s effort of 424 runs, including two centuries, have lifted him 35 places to 41st position, New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill’s 264 runs have taken him from 19th to ninth position, Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has moved up 16 places to 87th position while Usman Khawaja’s 383 runs have lifted him 83 places to a career-best 25th place.
Other batsmen to move up include Jos Buttler (up five places to 13th) and captain Eoin Morgan (up three places to 17th) of England, Shimron Hetmyer of the West Indies (up 16 places to 23rd), India’s Kedar Jadhav (up 11 places to a career-best 24th), Australia’s Marc Stoinis (up 15 places to 29th) and South Africa’s Aiden Markram (up 12 places to 89th).
In the list for bowlers, two formerly top-ranked players have made significant gains. New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has moved up one place to second after finishing with six wickets against Bangladesh while South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has gained seven slots to reach fourth place after taking nine wickets against Sri Lanka.
Other bowlers to advance include Australia’s Pat Cummins (up 13 places to seventh), New Zealand’s Lachlan Ferguson (up 12 places to 22nd), England’s Mark Wood (up eight places to 24th), South Africa’s Lungi Ngidi (up 21 places to 26th), West Indies captain Jason Holder (up 10 places to 30th) and Andy McBrine of Ireland (up 10 places to 42nd).
Meanwhile, South Africa have gained one point while Sri Lanka have lost two points in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings. There have been no significant changes during the five series except for New Zealand narrowly edging past South Africa to third position and Australia going past Pakistan to fifth position.
MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings (as of 17 March)
|3||New Zealand||112 (+1)|
|4||South Africa||112 (+1)|
|8||Sri Lanka||76 (-2)|
|9||West Indies||76 (+4)|
*The Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing two more matches.
(Developed by David Kendix)
MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings (as on 17 March 2019)
Batsmen (top 20)
|1||( – )||Virat Kohli||India||890||59.57||911 v Eng at Headingley 2018|
|2||( – )||Rohit Sharma||India||839||47.39||883 v Aus at Sydney 2019|
|3||( – )||Ross Taylor||NZ||830||48.34||831 v India at Hamilton 2019|
|4||(+4)||Q de Kock||SA||803||45.56||813 v SL at Durban 2019|
|5=||(+1)||Faf du Plessis||SA||801||46.54||810 v SL at Centurion 2019|
|( – )||Babar Azam||Pak||801||51.29||846 v NZ at Wellington 2018|
|7||(-3)||Joe Root||Eng||791||50.9||824 v SL at Dambulla 2018|
|8||(+1)||Fakhar Zaman||Pak||755*!||53.4||755 v SA at Cape Town 2019|
|9||(+10)||Martin Guptill||NZ||750||43.51||789 v SA at Hamilton 2017|
|10||(-3)||Shai Hope||WI||744||45.56||785 v Eng at Barbados 2019|
|11||( – )||K Williamson||NZ||736||45.9||798 v SA at Centurion 2015|
|12||(-2)||S Dhawan||India||732||44.62||813 v Pak at Dubai 2018|
|13||(+5)||Jos Buttler||Eng||710||40.8||723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016|
|14||(-1)||Hashim Amla||SA||704||49.74||901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012|
|15||(+1)||Imam-ul-Haq||Pak||695*||60.55||706 v SA at Johannesburg 2019|
|16||(-4)||Jonny Bairstow||Eng||691||46.04||777 v Aus at Durham 2018|
|17||(+3)||Eoin Morgan||Eng||690||39.15||698 v WI at Grenada 2019|
|18||(-4)||M Rahim||Ban||689||34.56||712 v WI at Sylhet 2018|
|19||(-5)||Tamim Iqbal||Ban||679||36.08||737 v WI at St Kitts 2018|
|20||(-3)||MS Dhoni||India||674||50.72||836 v Aus at Delhi 2009|
Bowlers (top 20)
|1||( – )||Jasprit Bumrah||India||774||22.15||4.51||841 v WI at T’puram 2018|
|2||(+1)||Trent Boult||NZ||759||24.7||5.07||766 v India at Delhi 2016|
|3||(-1)||Rashid Khan||Afg||747||15||3.9||806 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018|
|4||(+7)||Imran Tahir||SA||703||24.21||4.62||786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017|
|5||(+2)||Kagiso Rabada||SA||701||26.43||4.98||724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017|
|6||(-2)||Kuldeep Yadav||India||689||21.74||4.93||765 v NZ at Bay Oval 2019|
|7||(+13)||Pat Cummins||Aus||681!||27.25||5.23||681 v India at Delhi 2019|
|8||(-3)||Y Chahal||India||680||24.61||4.89||730 v NZ at Napier 2019|
|9||( – )||M Ur Rahman||Afg||678*||18.8||3.74||691 v Ban at Abu Dhabi 2018|
|10||(-2)||Adil Rashid||Eng||672||29.74||5.58||687 v SL at Pallekele 2018|
|11||(-5)||M Rahman||Ban||667||21.71||4.71||695 v WI at Sylhet 2018|
|12||(-2)||J Hazlewood||Aus||648||25.15||4.73||733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018|
|13||(+1)||Hasan Ali||Pak||634||24.18||5.25||766 v NZ at Wellington 2018|
|14||(-1)||A Dananjaya||SL||627*||29.64||5.16||651 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2018|
|15||(+8)||Matt Henry||NZ||625||26.21||5.52||675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016|
|16||(+1)||B Kumar||India||619||35.66||5.01||658 v WI at Dharamsala 2014|
|17=||(-5)||Chris Woakes||Eng||618||31.62||5.61||673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018|
|(-1)||Dale Steyn||SA||618||25.95||4.87||746 v India at Durban 2013|
|19||(-4)||M Nabi||Afg||614||31.75||4.25||653 v Zim at Harare 2017|
|20||(-2)||Mitchell Starc||Aus||607||21.44||4.95||783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015|
All-rounders (top five)
|1||( – )||Rashid Khan||Afg||356||359 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018|
|2||( – )||S Al Hasan||Ban||341||453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009|
|3||( – )||M Nabi||Afg||329||349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017|
|4||( – )||M Hafeez||Pak||296||437 v India at Kolkata 2013|
|5||(+1)||M Santner||NZ||278||317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018|