South Africa drops behind India in third place as England moves ahead of Pakistan in fifth spot in ODI Championship table

De Villiers and Collingwood achieve career-best rankings while Smith and Pietersen slide, Broad and Anderson storm into the top 10


England has moved up a place while South Africa has dropped a position in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship table at the end of their series on Friday.

England’s 2-1 series win with washed out matches in Johannesburg and Durban, has earned it three ratings points which has helped it go ahead of Pakistan in fifth position while the series loss has pushed South Africa behind India into third spot.

World champion Australia continues to enjoy a comfortable eight-point advantage over second-placed India but the middle of the table is quite congested with only 13 ratings points separating third-placed South Africa with seventh-placed Sri Lanka.

And with India to go head to head with Sri Lanka in the five-ODI series in Rajkot from 15 December, there could be more reshuffle depending how the series pans out.

A 5-0 clean sweep will take India to 126 ratings points, four behind Australia, while Sri Lanka’s 5-0 series win will put both the sides on 115 ratings points. Sri Lanka’s 3-2 series win will lift it to 110 ratings points and will drop India to 119 ratings points but ahead of South Africa.

In the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen, South Africa’s AB de Villiers and Paul Collingwood of England have achieved career-best rankings to date.

De Villiers, who scored 145 runs in the three ODIs, has climbed two places to third position while Collingwood, who won the player of the series award for his 193 runs, has rocketed six places to 12th position in the latest rankings which were released on Friday.

However, the news is not so good for South Africa captain Graeme Smith and former England captain Kevin Pietersen. Smith, after scoring just 68 runs in the series, has dropped five places to eighth spot while Pietersen has fallen four places and out of the top 20 in 21st position after managing just 52 runs.

The batting list is still headed by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni while Mike Hussey of Australia is in second position.

In the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson have stormed up the order.

Broad, who took six wickets in two matches, has leaped eight places to seventh position while Anderson, who was the most successful bowler of the series with eight wickets, has rocketed 13 places to share ninth spot with Dale Steyn of South Africa who has slipped two places.

South Africa off-spinner Johan Botha has returned to the top 10 after climbing three places to 10th position.

The bowlers’ list is still headed by New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori with Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan in second spot and Ray Price of Zimbabwe in third place.

In the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders, Collingwood has climbed three places and now sits just outside the top five in seventh position.

Shakib Al Hasan leads the field with Shane Watson of Australia second, India’s Yuvraj Singh third and a three-way tie for fourth spot between Jacques Kallis of South Africa, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and New Zealand’s Jacob Oram.

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Reliance Mobile ODI Championship (as of 5 December, after South Africa – England ODI series)


Rank   Team              Rating

1          Australia          130

2          India                122

3          South Africa   119

4          New Zealand  112

5          England           109

6          Pakistan           108

7          Sri Lanka         106

8          West Indies     76

9          Bangladesh     55

10        Zimbabwe       26

11        Ireland             25

12        Kenya              2


(Developed by David Kendix)


Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Rankings (as of 5 December, after South Africa – England ODI series)

Batsmen

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

1            ( – )          MS Dhoni              Ind          817         50.04     837 v Aus at Delhi 2009

2           ( – )          Mike Hussey        Aus         801         54.07     865 v NZ at Perth 2007

3           (+2)         AB de Villiers        SA           749         39.64     754 v Eng at Cape Town 2009

4           ( – )          Ricky Ponting       Aus         738         43.19     831 v NZ at Hobart 2007

5           ( – )          Chris Gayle           WI          736         39.94     808 v Zim at Harare 2003

6           (+1)         S.Chanderpaul     WI          733         41.66     778 v Eng at Guyana 2009

7           (+1)         Yuvraj Singh        Ind          732         37.44     786 v WI at Kingston 2009

8=        (+1)         S. Tendulkar         Ind          729         44.50     887 v Zim at Sharjah 1998

(-5)          Graeme Smith      SA           729         40.67     785 v Ind at Kolkata 2005

10         ( – )          Jacques Kallis       SA           695         45.25     818 v WI at Johannesburg 2004

11         ( – )          V. Sehwag             Ind          683         33.98     787 v NZ at Auckland 2003

12         (+6)         P. Collingwood     Eng         678         36.11     688 v SA at Cape Town 2009

13=       (-1)          H. Gibbs                SA           672         36.30     752 v SL at Durban 2003

( – )          M. Yousuf             Pak         672         42.79     779 v Zim at Harare 2002

15         (-1)          B. McCullum        NZ          666!       29.42     666 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2009

16         (-1)          Michael Clarke    Aus         659         42.62     751 v SL at Melbourne 2008

17         (-1)          K. Sangakkara     SL           654         35.79     755 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2006

18=       (+1)         S. Jayasuriya        SL           638         32.54     841 v Ban at Pietermaritzburg 2003

(+1)         G. Gambhir           Ind          638         37.03     702 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009

20         (+1)         R. Sarwan             WI          636         43.04     784 v Ind at St Kitts 2006

Bowlers


Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts      Avge      Econ      HS Rating

1           ( – )          Daniel Vettori       NZ          719         31.71     4.15       790 v Eng at Christchurch 2008

2           ( – )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        716!       30.36     4.03       716 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

3           ( – )          Ray Price               Zim         701*!    33.57     3.73       701 v SA at Centurion 2009

4           ( – )          N. Kulasekara      SL           687         27.41     4.50       727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

5           ( – )          Kyle Mills              NZ          685         26.45     4.68       723 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

6           (+1)         Shane Bond          NZ          652         20.87     4.28       810 v SA at St George’s 2007

7           (+8)         Stuart Broad         Eng         646         25.96     5.13       703 v SA at Trent Bridge 2008

8=        (+13)      James Anderson  Eng         638         29.93     4.94       700 v Ban at Dhaka 2003

(-2)          Dale Steyn            SA           638*      29.23     5.28       662 v Zim at Benoni 2009

10         (+3)         Johan Botha         SA           637         38.93     4.47       665 v Aus at Centurion 2009

11=       (-3)          Shahid Afridi        Pak         636         34.52     4.61       667 v Ind at Dhaka 2008

(-3)          Harbhajan Singh Ind          636         32.97     4.27       738 v WI at Bridgetown 2002

13         (-3)          Ajantha Mendis   SL           635*      16.36     4.14       642 v SA at Centurion 2009

14=       (-3)          Jacob Oram          NZ          630         30.76     4.37       770 v Aus at The Oval 2004

(-3)          M. Muralidaran   SL           630         22.98     3.91       913 v NZ at Sharjah 2002

16         (-3)          M. Johnson           Aus         629         26.18     4.98       729 v Ban at Darwin 2008

17         (-1)          Nathan Bracken  Aus         626         24.36     4.41       808 v SL at St George’s 2007

18         (-1)          Nathan Hauritz    Aus         622*!    30.29     4.30       622 v Ind at Guwahati 2009

19         ( – )          M. Mortaza          Ban        612         29.82     4.57       653 v Zim at Dhaka 2009

20         ( – )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         610*!    27.51     3.92       610 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2009


All-rounders


Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          HS Rating


1            ( – )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        453!       453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

2           ( – )          Shane Watson      Aus         355!       355 v Ind at Guwahati 2009

3           ( – )          Yuvraj Singh        Ind          337        356 v Aus at Delhi 2009

4=        ( – )          Jacques Kallis       SA           321        506 v WI at Bridgetown 2001

(+1)         Shahid Afridi        Pak         321        352 v Ken at Nairobi 2002

(+1)         Jacob Oram          NZ          321        383 v WI at Queenstown 2008


*Indicates a provisional rating


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