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Raina breaks into top 10 for first time

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 17:34 hrs

Dubai, Jan 28 (IBNS) India batsman Suresh Raina has broken into the top 10 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in his career.

Raina has jumped 15 places to 10th in the latest rankings released on Monday.

Raina was named player of the series against England after he scored 277 runs in the five-match series at an average of 92.33. Raina's efforts also helped him achieve a career-best 669 ratings points.

Another batsman inside the top 10 to improve his ranking is England captain Alastair Cook, who has moved up one place to seventh.



Outside the top 10, the batsmen heading in the right direction are Graeme Smith in 15th (up by six), Ian Bell in 23rd (up by six), Kevin Pietersen in 29th (up by one), David Warner in 35th (up by two), Kane Williamson in 36th (up by 18), George Bailey in 48th (up by three), Rohit Sharma in 54th (up by two), Lahiru Thirimanne (up by 12) and Faf du Plessis in joint 64th (up by three), Colin Ingram in 83rd (up by 14), Samit Patel in 86th (up by 10) and James Franklin in 90th (up by 13).

Australia's debutant batsman Philip Hughes, who was the highest run-getter in the series against Sri Lanka with 257 runs, has entered the rankings in 73rd position.

The batting table contines to be headed by South Africa´s Hashim Amla, followed by teammate AB de Villiers in second and India´s Virat Kohli in third place.

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers is still topped by Pakistan´s Saeed Ajmal, followed by teammate Mohammad Hafeez in second place. But there has been a lot of movement inside the top 10 of the bowlers' list.

South Africa's Lonawabo Tsotsobe has moved up a place to third, Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara, who was the number-one ranked ODI bowler in March 2009, has jumped up 16 places to sixth spot following his 11 wickets in the series against Australia, Steven Finn has gained one spot and is now in fifth position, and Lasith Malinga has returned after jumping 10 places to 10th.

Others bowlers to make gains are Kyle Mills in 11th (up by one), Angelo Mathews (up by six) and Xavier Doherty (up by seven) in joint 25th, Rangana Herath in 30th (up by eight), Tim Bresnan in 35th (up by two), James Tredwell in 43rd (up by 57), Ishant Sharma in 50th (up by 17), Nathan McCullum in 52nd (up by eight), Mitchell Starc in 68th (up by three), Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in 73rd (up by 31) and Ryan McLaren in 90th (up by 23).

India's Ravindra Jadeja has made all-round gains in the latest rankings. He has moved up nine places to 56th in the batting table and has jumped 15 places to a career-best eighth in the bowlers´ list with best-ever 663 ratings points.

The combined batting and bowling performances has helped Jadeja move up two places to fifth in the all-rounders' table.
Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez continues to head the all-rounders' list followed by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan in second place.

West Indies aims to reduce gap with Australia and Pakistan

Australia plays West Indies in a five-match series from 1 February in Perth. This will be Australia's last ODI series before the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be staged from 6 to 23 June in England and Wales.

If West Indies wins all five matches in the series against Australia it can end at 100 ratings points, gaining 12 ratings points to retain the seventh place. In that event Australia will drop down to sixth place with 103 ratings points. The biggest beneficiary of such a result would be Pakistan who would move up a place to fifth.

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.


Upcoming fixtures


Australia v West Indies

1 Feb-First ODI, Perth (d/n)

3 Feb-Second ODI, Perth (d/n)

6 Feb-Third ODI, Canberra (d/n)

8 Feb-Fourth ODI, Sydney (d/n)

10 Feb-Fifth ODI, Melbourne (d/n)



Reliance ICC ODI Championship (as on 28 January) (after the completion of India-England, Australia-Sri Lanka and South Africa-New Zealand ODI series)



Rank Team Rating



1 India 119

2 England 119

3 Australia 113

4 South Africa 112

5 Sri Lanka 110

6 Pakistan 107

7 West Indies 88

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 27 January after India-England, Australia-Sri Lanka and South Africa-New Zealand 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 (+1) Alastair Cook Eng 707 40.13 752 v Aus at Lord´s 2012

8 (-1) Michael Clarke Aus 694 45.10 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

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

10 (+15) Suresh Raina Ind 669! 36.98 669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

11 (+1) Brendan Taylor Zim 667! 34.84 667 v NZ at Napier 2012

12 (+1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 666 35.63 683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

13 (+2) Umar Akmal Pak 665 37.75 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012

14 (-4) Shane Watson Aus 663 41.48 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

15 (+6) 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 (-5) Gautam Gambhir Ind 649 39.68 722 v NZ at Vadodara 2010

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

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



Selected Rankings



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

22 (-2) M Jayawardena SL 620 33.20 738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001

23 (+6) Ian Bell Eng 619 36.85 702 v Ind at Edgbaston 2007

29 (+1) Kevin Pietersen Eng 598 41.60 833 v Aus at Antigua 2007

30 (-6) Martin Guptill NZ 589 35.93 684 v Zim at Napier 2012

32 (-2) D Chandimal SL 587 34.10 667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012

34 ( - ) David Hussey Aus 582 32.65 630 v SL at Melbourne 2012

35 (+2) David Warner Aus 576* 30.37 589 v Eng at Lord´s 2012

36 (+18) Kane Williamson NZ 572* 36.22 583 v SA at Kimberley 2013

37 (-2) Angelo Mathews SL 571 34.30 598 v Aus at Hambantota 2011

40 ( - ) Yuvraj Singh Ind 550 36.98 787 v WI at Jamaica 2009

41 ( - ) Craig Kieswetter Eng 545 30.11 558 v Ind at Rajkot 2013

48 (+3) George Bailey Aus 523* 37.18 574 v SL at Melbourne 2013

54 (+2) Rohit Sharma Ind 508 30.82 582 v WI at Indore 2011

56 (+9) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 502! 30.23 502 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

64 (+12) L Thirimanne SL 476* 29.91 489 v Aus at Adelaide 2013

(+3) Faf du Plessis SA 476* 27.86 492 v Eng at Southampton 2012

68 (RE) Brad Haddin Aus 474 31.74 612 v Pak at Dubai 2009

70 (-1) BJ Watling NZ 460* 34.53 475 v SA at Paarl 2013

73 (NEW) Phil Hughes Aus 454*! 64.25 454 v SL at Hobart 2013

76 (RE) Grant Elliott NZ 439* 32.76 525 v Pak at Johannesburg 2009

78 (-5) Rob Nicol NZ 432* 34.35 483 v WI at St Kitts 2012

83 (+14) Colin Ingram SA 414* 37.21 417 v Pak at Dubai 2010

84 (-3) N McCullum NZ 412* 20.33 420 v SA at Kimberley 2013

86 (+10) Samit Patel Eng 397* 32.13 407 v Ind at Kochi 2013

90 (+13) James Franklin NZ 389! 25.91 389 v SA at Potchefstroom 2013

99 (-9) Tim Bresnan Eng 376 19.97 413 v Ind at Mumbai 2011

101 (-1) Matthew Wade Aus 373* 22.51 401 v SL at Adelaide 2012

104 (+2) R Ashwin Ind 360* 18.38 363 v Pak at Chennai 2012

106 (-4) Thisara Perera SL 352* 16.19 355 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

111 (NEW) Joe Root Eng 338*! 54.33 338 v Ind at Dharamsala 2013

113 (-15) Glenn Maxwell Aus 337* 24.33 366 v Pak at Sharjah 2012

116 (RE) David Miller SA 334* 26.90 369 v Aus at Durban 2011

120 (+1) Jeevan Mendis SL 330*! 22.88 330 v Aus at Hobart 2013

126 (-6) Ajinkya Rahane Ind 312* 25.25 405 v Eng at Kolkata 2011



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) L Tsotsobe SA 736* 21.29 4.66 743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

4 (-1) Sunil Narine WI 724*! 19.48 3.79 724 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

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

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

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

8 (+15) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 663! 34.17 4.78 663 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

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

10 (+10) Lasith Malinga SL 647 26.38 5.06 675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

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

(-4) Graeme Swann Eng 645 26.31 4.47 735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011

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

14= (-1) Clint McKay Aus 639* 22.27 4.67 656 v SL at Adelaide 2013

(-3) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 639 28.85 4.29 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

16 (-6) Dale Steyn SA 629 29.13 5.01 666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011

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

(-2) Tim Southee NZ 614 30.64 5.19 623 v SL at Hambantota 2012

19 (-1) Mitchell Johnson Aus 613 25.08 4.84 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

20 (-2) Kemar Roach WI 611 24.95 4.96 634 v Aus at St. Vincent 2012



Selected Rankings



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

25= (+6) Angelo Mathews SL 589 36.42 4.56 608 v Aus at Georgetown 2013

(+7) Xavier Doherty Aus 589 33.93 4.67 592 v Eng at Lord´s 2012

30= (-1) Robin Peterson SA 560 35.41 4.67 575 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

(+8) Rangana Herath SL 560*! 43.43 4.36 560 v Aus at Hobart 2013

35 (+2) Tim Bresnan Eng 555 35.21 5.40 605 v Ind at The Oval 2011

37 (-12) Thisara Perera SL 541 25.66 5.45 610 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

43 (+57) James Tredwell Eng 498*! 24.40 4.66 498 v Ind at Dharamsala 2013

48 (-4) Ajantha Mendis SL 474 21.37 4.39 648 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

50 (+17) Ishant Sharma Ind 470 31.48 5.57 594 v Aus at Nagpur 2009

52 (+8) N McCullum NZ 467* 46.10 4.88 477 v SA at Mirpur 2011

68 (+3) Mitchell Starc Aus 430* 22.40 4.91 440 v SL at Georgetown 2013

73 (+31) B Kumar Ind 405* 35.00 4.25 418 v Eng at Mohali 2013

75 (-5) Yuvraj Singh Ind 396 37.95 5.06 521 v SL at Mumbai 2011

76 (-2) Jade Dernbach Eng 394* 38.86 6.28 416 v SA at The Oval 2012

86 (+6) T Dilshan SL 378 47.61 4.78 471 v Eng at Old Trafford 2006

90 (+23) Ryan McLaren SA 371*! 35.52 5.26 371 v NZ at Potchefstroom 2013

91 (-15) Jeevan Mendis SL 368* 33.36 4.89 396 v NZ at Hambantota 2012

92 (+2) James Franklin NZ 366 40.39 5.15 535 v SL at Jamaica 2007

98 (NEW) M McClenaghan NZ 348*! 23.50 4.70 348 v SA at Potchefstroom 2013

99 (-4) Samit Patel Eng 341* 45.45 5.51 358 v Pak at Dubai 2012

113 (-2) Michael Clarke Aus 290 37.12 5.01 435 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2009

116 (NEW) Rory Kleinveldt SA 278*! 31.50 4.34 278 v NZ at Potchefstroom 2013

119 (-5) David Hussey Aus 273* 38.77 5.22 287 v SL at Melbourne 2013

120 (+80) Shami Ahmed Ind 270*! 43.50 4.57 270 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013



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 376 433 v WI at St Lucia 2012

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

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

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

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

8 (+1) Darren Sammy WI 268 276 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

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

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

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