Sangakkara, Cook climb up ODI Rankings

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Mon, Jun 25, 2012 09:11 hrs

Dubai, June 25 (IBNS) Kumar Sangakkara and Alastair Cook have made impressive gains in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen which were released on Sunday after the completion of Sri Lanka-Pakistan and England-West Indies series, and the Ireland-Australia ODI that was washed out on Saturday in Belfast.

Sangakkara is now ranked fourth after moving up two places, while Cook has joined Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Jonathan Trott in fifth position after rising two places.


Both Sangakkara and Cook played leading roles in their sides' series wins. While Sangakkara scored 164 runs at an average of 41 and a top score of 97, Cook scored 112 runs in two matches, with one century.

In the Sri Lanka-Pakistan series, talented middle-order batsman Azhar Ali, who was the highest run-getter from either side with 217 runs in five games, is now ranked 81st (up by 48 places), while England's comeback man Ian Bell has been rewarded for his 179 runs in two matches with a jump of 11 places to 49th.

The other batsmen to make movements are Chris Gayle in 31st (up by one), Angelo Mathews in 37th (up by 11) and Asad Shafiq in 68th (up by 13).

The batsmen who have slipped in the latest rankings are Tillekaratne Dilshan in 10th (down by two) and Mohammad Hafeez in 47th (down by nine).

Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, Lasith Malinga returned to the top 20, moving up a place from 21st, whereas Thisara Perera, who picked up 11 wickets in the series against Pakistan including a hat-trick and a best of six for 44, has moved up a place to 38th.

The other bowlers to head in the right direction are James Anderson in 15th (up by one), Shahid Afridi in 16th (up by two), Nuwan Kulasekara in 23rd (up by seven), Tim Bresnan in 30th (up by six), Darren Sammy in 44th (up by two), Mathews in 45th (up by one) and Sohail Tanvir in 50th (up by 25 places).

Both Mathews and Bresnan have also moved up in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders, which is still headed by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan. While Mathews has moved up a place to eighth, Bresnan is now 18th (up by four).

Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC ODI Championship table, England and Sri Lanka are now on 112 ratings points each, but England is still ranked above Sri Lanka in fourth position when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point. Australia continues to head the table.

The Championship table and player rankings will next be updated on 17 July, a day after the conclusion of the England-Australia and the West Indies-New Zealand ODI series.

Reliance ICC ODI Championship (as of 24 June, after Sri Lanka-Pakistan and England-West Indies series and one-off Ireland-Australia ODI)

Rank
Team
Rating
1
Australia
123
2
South Africa
118
3
India
117
4
England
112
5
Sri Lanka
112
6
Pakistan
103
7
New Zealand
86
8
West Indies
85
9
Bangladesh
67
10
Zimbabwe
46
11
Ireland
36
12
Netherlands
15
13
Kenya
8

(Developed by David Kendix)

Reliance ICC ODI Rankings (as of 24 June, after Sri Lanka-Pakistan and England-West Indies series and one-off Ireland-Australia ODI)

Batsmen (Top 20)

Rank
(+/-)
Player
Team
Pts
Ave
HS Rating
1
( - )
Hashim Amla
SA
871
56.49
886 v Ind at Centurion 2011
2
( - )
AB de Villiers
SA
851!
49.00
851 v NZ at Auckland 2012
3
( - )
Virat Kohli
Ind
846!
50.56
846 v Pak at Mirpur 2012
4
(+2)
Kumar Sangakkara
SL
757
38.25
763 v Pak at Mirpur 2012
5=
(-1)
MS Dhoni
Ind
752
51.70
836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

(+2)
Alastair Cook
Eng
752!
42.06
752 v WI at The Oval 2012
7
(-2)
Jonathan Trott
Eng
743
49.25
781 v Ind at Mumbai 2011
8
( - )
Michael Clarke
Aus
708
45.74
750 v SL at Melbourne 2008
9
(+1)
Shane Watson
Aus
698
41.65
773 v SL at Hambantota 2011
10
(-2)
Tillakaratne Dilshan
SL
695
35.55
765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011
11
( - )
Mike Hussey
Aus
685
48.27
857 v NZ at Perth 2007
12
( - )
Shakib Al Hasan
Ban
683!
35.63
683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012
13
( - )
Jacques Kallis
SA
681
45.26
817 v WI at Johannesburg 2004
14
(-1)
Umar Akmal
Pak
677
38.48
702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012
15
( - )
Martin Guptill
NZ
668
39.51
684 v Zim at Napier 2012
16
( - )
Brendan Taylor
Zim
667!
34.84
667 v NZ at Napier 2012
17
( - )
Gautam Gambhir
Ind
666
40.49
722 v NZ at Vadodara 2010
18=
( - )
Mahela Jayawardene
SL
653
33.41
738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001

(+1)
Brendon McCullum
NZ
653
30.47
664 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2009
20=
( - )
Jean-Paul Duminy
SA
648
40.90
668 v Net at Mohali 2011

Selected rankings

Rank
(+/-)
Player
Team
Pts
Ave
HS Rating
24
(+3)
Dinesh Chandimal
SL
640*
37.09
667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012
28
(+2)
Misbah-ul-Haq
Pak
619
42.15
623 v WI at Barbados 2011
30
(-1)
Eoin Morgan
Ire/Eng
609
38.16
690 v Aus at The Oval 2010
31
(+1)
Chris Gayle
WI
604
39.13
804 v Zim at Harare 2003
33
(-1)
Kieron Pollard
WI
592
26.11
596 v Aus at St Lucia 2012
35
(-1)
Lendl Simmons
WI
583*
33.14
629 v Ind at Visakhapatnam 2011
37
(+12)
Angelo Mathews
SL
576
34.15
598 v Aus at Hambantota 2011
41
(-3)
Upul Tharanga
SL
556
33.06
663 v NZ at Napier 2006
42
(-1)
Shahid Afridi
Pak
554
23.48
663 v Ind at Lahore 1997
43
(+1)
Kevin O´Brien
Ire
552
33.03
582 v Eng at Bengaluru 2011
47
(-9)
Mohammad Hafeez
Pak
547
26.90
583 v SL at Sharjah 2011
49
(+11)
Ian Bell
Eng
544
35.18
702 v Ind at Edgbaston 2007
53
(-2)
Younus Khan
Pak
525
32.18
659 v WI at Abu Dhabi 2008
55
(+2)
Craig Kieswetter
Eng
517*!
31.00
517 v WI at The Oval 2012
68
(+13)
Asad Shafiq
Pak
480*
29.92
481 v WI at Barbados 2011
81
(+48)
Azhar Ali
Pak
464*!
43.75
464 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012

Bowlers (Top 20)

Rank
(+/-)
Player
Team
Pts
Ave
HS Rating
1
( - )
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
SA
743*!
20.05
743 v NZ at Auckland 2012
2
( - )
Mohammad Hafeez
Pak
727!
32.77
727 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012
3
( - )
Saeed Ajmal
Pak
696
24.61
746 v Eng at Abu Dhabi 2012
4
( - )
Morne Morkel
SA
695
23.18
717 v SL at East London 2012
5
(+1)
Ravichandran Ashwin
Ind
676!
29.62
676 v Pak at Mirpur 2012
6
(-1)
Graeme Swann
Eng
675
25.84
735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011
7
( - )
Daniel Vettori
NZ
669
31.48
788 v Eng at Durham 2008
8
( - )
Shakib Al Hasan
Ban
655
28.85
717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
9
(+1)
Kyle Mills
NZ
642
25.94
722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009
10
(-2)
Steven Finn
Eng
641*
24.90
655 v Pak at Dubai 2012
11
( - )
Abdur Razzak
Ban
637
28.12
675 v Zim at Chittagong 2010
12
( - )
Jacob Oram
NZ
635
28.77
768 v Aus at The Oval 2004
13
(-1)
Mitchell Johnson
Aus
632
25.22
724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
14
( - )
Dale Steyn
SA
627
28.62
666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011
15
(+1)
James Anderson
Eng
626
30.66
687 v Ban at Dhaka 2003
16
(+2)
Shahid Afridi
Pak
619
33.51
673 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
17
(-2)
Shane Watson
Aus
618
28.53
620 v WI at St Lucia 2012
18
(+1)
Ray Price
Zim
614
35.75
722 v WI at Guyana 2010
19
(-3)
Kemar Roach
WI
613
25.58
634 v Aus at St. Vincent 2012
20
(+1)
Lasith Malinga
SL
609
26.20
674 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

Selected rankings

Rank
(+/-)
Player
Team
Pts
Ave
HS Rating
22
( - )
Brett Lee
Aus
605
23.08
852 v SA at Melbourne 2006
23
(+7)
Nuwan Kulasekara
SL
601
33.84
727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
26
( - )
Stuart Broad
Eng
597
26.97
701 v SA at Trent Bridge 2008
28
(-5)
Ravi Rampaul
WI
589
30.39
628 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2011
30
(+6)
Tim Bresnan
Eng
575
36.29
605 v Ind at The Oval 2011
32
(-4)
Umar Gul
Pak
572
27.79
638 v WI at Mirpur 2011
38
(+1)
Thisara Perera
SL
548*
23.28
557 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2012
44
(+2)
Darren Sammy
WI
503
44.70
599 v Can at Jamaica 2010
45
(+1)
Angelo Mathews
SL
499
36.11
515 v Ind at Dambulla 2010
50
(+25)
Sohail Tanvir
Pak
492
31.72
633 v WI at Abu Dhabi 2008

All-rounders (Top five)

Rank
(+/-)
Player
Team
Pts
HS Rating
1
( - )
Shakib Al Hasan
Ban
447
453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2
( - )
Shane Watson
Aus
431
433 v WI at St Lucia 2012
3
( - )
Mohammad Hafeez
Pak
398
410 v SL at Pallekele 2012
4
( - )
Shahid Afridi
Pak
343
383 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
5
( - )
Jacques Kallis
SA
330
506 v WI at Barbados 2001

Selected rankings

Rank
(+/-)
Player
Team
Pts
HS Rating
8
(+1)
Angelo Mathews
SL
287
291 v Aus at Melbourne 2012
11
( - )
Tillakaratne Dilshan
SL
262
319 v Ind at Mumbai 2011
15
(+1)
Darren Sammy
WI
239
249 v SA at Antigua 2010
18
(+4)
Tim Bresnan
Eng
229
244 v Ind at Lord´s 2011
19
( - )
Kieron Pollard
WI
222/*
224 v Aus at St Lucia 2012
23
( - )
Graeme Swann
Eng
215
235 v Ind at Cardiff 2011
24
(+3)
Dwayne Bravo
WI
213
272 v SA at Dominica 2010

*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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