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Cook, Finn vault into the top 10

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 07:00 hrs

Dubai, Feb 22 (IBNS) England captain Alastair Cook and fast bowler Steven Finn have broken into the top 10 of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings after stellar performances against Pakistan in the four-match ODI series which finished in Dubai on Tuesday.

Captain Cook has jumped 27 places to eighth position on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen after finishing as the leading run-getter in the series with 323 runs, including back-to-back centuries in the Abu Dhabi ODIs.


Cook, who won the Test Player of the Year award at the LG ICC Awards in London in 2011, has now become the second highest-ranked England batsman after Jonathan Trott who has dropped two places to sixth position after managing just 38 runs in the series.

Flamboyant Kevin Pietersen is the other batsman who has made a charge on the batting ladder after impressive performances with the willow. The Surrey batsman scored 281 runs in the series at an average of nearly 94 following scores of 14, 26, 111 not out and 130.

For these entertaining performances, Pietersen has been rewarded with a jump of 22 places which puts him in 26th position. He is now England's third highest-ranked batsman after Trott and Cook, while batsmen to follow the former England captain are Eoin Morgan in 30th (down by two), Ravi Bopara in 58th (up by 11) and Craig Kieswetter in 60th (up by five).

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, Finn has achieved a career-best ranking of ninth by rocketing 67 places to ninth position. The 22-year-old Middlesex bowler claimed 13 wickets in the series and he is now the second England bowler inside the top 10 after off-spinner Graeme Swann, who has finished in third position after gaining one place.

Stuart Broad is the other England bowler to have improved his ranking. He is now in 24th position after rising five places while Jade Dernbach, who took four for 45 in the fourth and final ODI, has broken into the top 100 after lifting 27 places to 91st spot.

The latest player rankings, which were released on Wednesday, doesn't present good news for the Pakistan players.

In the batting chart, Umar Akmal has dropped out of the top 10, falling to 13th position, down by three places, captain Misbah-ul-Haq has slipped three places to 29th spot, Shahid Afridi has dropped one place to 38th position, Younus Khan has slipped seven places to 43rd spot and Mohammad Hafeez has fallen five places to 48th position.

The only Pakistan batsman to make an upward movement is Asad Shafiq who has gained nine places and now sits in 70th spot.

Pakistan bowlers to drop in the bowlers' chart include Mohammad Hafeez, who has slipped from second spot to sixth position, Shahid Afridi, who has dropped from 11th to 15th spot, and Umar Gul, who has ended in 35th position after falling 11 places.

Saeed Ajmal, who finished with 10 wickets in the series, leads the bowlers' table, followed by South Africa's Lonwabo Tsotsobe. The left-arm fast bowler trails Saeed by 29 points and will be aiming to move ahead of the Pakistani when he appears in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand which starts on Saturday.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders, Mohammad Hafeez has dropped one place to third as Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan continues to lead the pack.

The player rankings will now be updated after the conclusion of the three-nation series in Australia.

Forthcoming ODIs:

Three-nation tournament:

24 Feb - Australia v Sri Lanka, Hobart
26 Feb - Australia v India, Sydney
28 Feb - India v Sri Lanka, Hobart
2 Mar - Australia v Sri Lanka, Melbourne
4 Mar - First final, Brisbane
6 Mar - Second final, Adelaide
8 Mar - Third final (if required), Adelaide

New Zealand v South Africa

25 Feb - First ODI, Wellington
29 Feb - Second ODI, Napier
3 Mar - Third ODI, Auckland

Reliance ICC ODI Rankings (as of 21 February, after Pakistan-England ODI series and eighth match in three-nation series between India-Sri Lanka in Brisbane, before Australia-Sri Lanka game in Hobart and before the start of New Zealand-South Africa ODI series)

Batsmen (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
1 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 854 56.35 886 v Ind at Centurion 2011
2 ( - ) AB de Villiers SA 828! 47.56 828 v SL at Johannesburg 2012
3 ( - ) Virat Kohli Ind 765 45.95 799 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
4 (+2) MS Dhoni Ind 756 51.44 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
5 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 738 43.15 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011
6 (-2) Jonathan Trott Eng 735 48.31 781 v Ind at Mumbai 2011
7 (+1) Mike Hussey Aus 730 50.52 857 v NZ at Perth 2007
8 (+27) Alastair Cook Eng 729 41.41 746 v Pak at Dubai 2012
9 (-2) K. Sangakkara SL 723 37.69 758 v Aus at Hambantota 2011
10 (-1) Michael Clarke Aus 705 45.14 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008
11 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 701 45.55 817 v WI at Johannesburg 2004
12 ( - ) Martin Guptill NZ 684! 40.46 684 v Zim at Napier 2012
13 (-3) Umar Akmal Pak 682 38.04 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012
14 (-1) T.Dilshan SL 681 34.83 765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011
15 (+6) G.Gambhir Ind 673 40.54 722 v NZ at Vadodara 2010
16 (-1) Brendan Taylor Zim 667! 34.84 667 v NZ at Napier 2012
17 (-1) Ross Taylor NZ 657 37.47 693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009
18 (-4) V.Sehwag Ind 654 35.32 774 v NZ at Auckland 2003
19= (+5) M.Jayawardene SL 653 33.48 738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001
(-2) Graeme Smith SA 653 39.22 784 v Ind at Kolkata 2005

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating
23 (-3) JP Duminy SA 642 41.05 668 v Net at Mohali 2011
25 (-8) Ricky Ponting Aus 625 42.03 829 v NZ at Hobart 2007
26 (+22) Kevin Pietersen Eng 621 41.84 833 v Aus at Antigua 2007
27 (-1) B.McCullum NZ 619 29.81 664 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2009
28 (-6) Sachin Tendulkar Ind 617 44.83 887 v Zim at Sharjah 1998
29 (-3) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 615 42.31 623 v WI at Barbados 2011
30 (-2) Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 613 38.45 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010
34= (-2) Suresh Raina Ind 591 34.18 658 v SL at Bulawayo 2010
( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 591 34.24 598 v Aus at Hambantota 2011
36 (+14) D.Chandimal SL 588*! 39.86 588 v Ind at Brisbane 2012
38 (-1) Shahid Afridi Pak 579 23.72 663 v Ind at Lahore 1997
41 ( - ) Jesse Ryder NZ 565* 36.46 574 v Zim at Bulawayo 2011
42 (+18) David Hussey Aus 564*! 35.87 564 v Ind at Brisbane 2012
43 (-7) Younus Khan Pak 561 32.91 659 v WI at Abu Dhabi 2008
45 (-6) Rohit Sharma Ind 553 33.14 582 v WI at Indore 2011
47 (-5) Upul Tharanga SL 551 33.15 663 v NZ at Napier 2006
48 (-5) M.Hafeez Pak 546 26.24 583 v SL at Sharjah 2011
58 (+11) Ravi Bopara Eng 509 30.32 512 v Pak at Dubai 2012
60 (+5) Craig Kieswetter Eng 503*! 29.68 503 v Pak at Dubai 2012
70 (+9) Asad Shafiq Pak 476* 30.64 481 v WI at Barbados 2011
73 (-7) Shoaib Malik Pak 473 33.03 685 v Ind at Lahore 2006
75 (-1) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 472*! 29.24 472 v SL at Brisbane 2012
82 (-1) Rob Nicol NZ 451*! 67.60 451 v Zim at Napier 2012
83 (-1) Kane Williamson NZ 444* 36.20 447 v Zim at Dunedin 2012
88 (+1) Imran Farhat Pak 433* 31.10 609 v NZ at Queenstown 2004
96= (+2) F.du Plessis SA 416* 27.80 430 v SL at Bloemfontein 2012
(-2) Chamara Silva SL 416 28.85 638 v Ind at Brisbane 2008


Bowlers (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Econ HS Rating
1 ( - ) Saeed Ajmal Pak 722 24.47 4.14 746 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012
2 (+1) L.Tsotsobe SA 693* 20.05 4.62 703 v SL at Kimberley 2012
3 (+1) Graeme Swann Eng 683 25.92 4.46 735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011
4 (+2) Morne Morkel SA 680 24.04 4.87 717 v SL at East London 2012
5 (+2) Daniel Vettori NZ 679 31.48 4.12 788 v Eng at Durham 2008
6 (-4) M.Hafeez Pak 678 33.11 4.13 717 v Ban at Chittagong 2011
7 (-2) Mitchell Johnson Aus 671 25.22 4.85 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
8 ( - ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 662 28.68 4.26 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
9 (+67) Steven Finn Eng 655*! 23.92 4.69 655 v Pak at Dubai 2012
10 (-1) Kyle Mills NZ 653 25.78 4.69 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009
11 (+3) R.Ashwin Ind 648*! 27.45 4.78 648 v SL at Brisbane 2012
12 ( - ) Jacob Oram NZ 645 28.77 4.34 768 v Aus at The Oval 2004
13 (-4) Doug Bollinger Aus 644* 23.90 4.57 676 v Eng at Hobart 2011
14 (-1) Lasith Malinga SL 627 25.25 4.97 674 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007
15 (-4) Shahid Afridi Pak 625 33.18 4.60 673 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
16 (-1) Dale Steyn SA 621 28.12 5.15 666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011
17= ( - ) Brett Lee Aus 619 22.89 4.71 852 v SA at Melbourne 2006
(-1) James Anderson Eng 619 30.83 5.02 687 v Ban at Dhaka 2003
19= (-1) Ray Price Zim 614 35.75 3.94 722 v WI at Guyana 2010
(-1) Ravi Rampaul WI 614 29.53 5.02 628 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2011

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Econ HS Rating
22 ( - ) Johan Botha SA 600 40.67 4.58 663 v Aus at Centurion 2009
24 (+5) Stuart Broad Eng 597 26.95 5.20 701 v SA at Trent Bridge 2008
26 ( - ) Tim Southee NZ 594 31.39 5.19 617 v Can at Mumbai 2011
27 (-7) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 587 37.64 4.95 630 v WI at Indore 2011
28 (+6) N.Kulasekara SL 586 33.06 4.59 727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
30 (-2) Zaheer Khan Ind 574 28.91 4.90 700 v SA at Dhaka 2003
31 (+1) Xavier Doherty Aus 563* 29.92 4.44 568 v Ind at Adelaide 2012
32 (-2) Tim Bresnan Eng 554 37.65 5.34 605 v Ind at The Oval 2011
34 (+3) Clint McKay Aus 548* 19.94 4.85 551 v SL at Sydney 2012
35 (-11) Umar Gul Pak 546 27.64 5.06 638 v WI at Mirpur 2011
36 (-3) Praveen Kumar Ind 541 36.13 5.04 651 v NZ at Dambulla 2010
39 (+22) Thisara Perera SL 524*! 22.93 5.22 524 v Ind at Brisbane 2012
41 (-2) Ryan Harris Aus 518* 18.34 4.75 602 v Eng at Lord´s 2010
48 (-2) Robin Peterson SA 498 36.11 4.75 500 v SL at Bloemfontein 2012
51= (-2) Angelo Mathews SL 488* 32.95 4.64 515 v Ind at Dambulla 2010
(-3) Jacques Kallis SA 488 31.76 4.81 641 v WI at Barbados 2001
54 (+8) Vinay Kumar Ind 486* 34.80 5.58 504 v SL at Adelaide 2012
59 (-2) Wayne Parnell SA 470* 31.75 5.90 490 v Zim at Benoni 2010
60 (-2) Andy McKay NZ 469* 26.48 5.24 476 v Zim at Bulawayo 2011
67 (RE) F.Maharoof SL 450 25.83 4.75 670 v Eng at Dambulla 2007
68= (+20) Abdur Rehman Pak 449*! 47.44 4.16 449 v Eng at Dubai 2012
( - ) N.McCullum NZ 449* 43.65 4.83 477 v SA at Mirpur 2011
81 (-11) Wahab Riaz Pak 426* 24.50 5.28 484 v WI at Barbados 2011
83 (-5) Shoaib Malik Pak 422 36.10 4.55 658 v SL at Karachi 2004
87 (+21) Rangana Herath SL 416*! 42.05 4.41 416 v Ind at Brisbane 2012
91 (+27) Jade Dernbach Eng 403*! 35.50 6.08 403 v Pak at Dubai 2012
98 (-2) Albie Morkel SA 388 37.38 5.45 482 v Eng at Centurion 2009
99 (-1) James Franklin NZ 387 40.37 5.15 535 v SL at Jamaica 2007
All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating
1 ( - ) S. Al Hasan Ban 420 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2 (+1) Shane Watson Aus 383 427 v SL at Kandy 2011
3 (-1) M. Hafeez Pak 370 407 v Ban at Chittagong 2011
4 ( - ) Shahid Afridi Pak 362 383 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
5 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 342 506 v WI at Barbados 2001

*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.

!indicates career-highest rating

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