Dananjaya reaches career-best 21st position in ODI rankings

Dubai, 13 August 2018
 
·         Mathews and Duminy also make important gains after five-match series between Sri Lanka and South Africa
 
Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has made prominent gains in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, after finishing a five-match home series against South Africa in style on Sunday.
 
The 24-year-old’s match-winning haul of six for 29 in the final match in Colombo helped Sri Lanka reduce the gap against their higher ranked opposition to 3-2, while also lifting him 22 places to a career-best 21stposition after finishing with 14 wickets in the series. He is also now on a career-high 600 rating points.
 
Dananjaya’s team-mate Thisara Perera (up four places to 68th) is another one to move up the rankings for bowlers while captain Angelo Mathews and wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella have made noteworthy gains among batsmen.
Sri Lanka ODI Team celebrate with Akila Dananjaya_DSC_9383
 
Mathews, the leading scorer in the series with 235 runs and a highest of 97 not out in the last match, has gained two slots to reach 25th position while Dickwella has moved up four places to grab 35th position. Kusal Perera (up 16 places to 66th) has gained in the latest update, which also takes into account the drawn two-match series between the Netherlands and Nepal.
 
For South Africa, player of the series Jean-Paul Duminy’s 227 runs at a strike-rate of 135.9 have seen him gain 11 slots to reach joint-40th position among batsmen even as regular captain Faf du Plessis has dropped out of the top 10 after missing the last two matches of the series.
 
South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has gained 57 places to reach 88th position after finishing with 10 wickets while spinner Tabraiz Shamsi’s six wickets in the series have lifted him 47 places to 100thposition.
 
Meanwhile, left-arm fast bowler Fred Klaassen of the Netherlands has made his way to 203rd position with figures of three for 38 and three for 30 in the two home matches against Nepal while leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal finds himself in 217th position after finishing with four wickets.
 
Sompal Kami (229th) and Gyanendra Malla (236th) are the leading batsmen for Nepal after notching a half-century each in the Amstelveen series while Daniel ter Braak (304th) is the highest-ranked batsman for the Netherlands.
 
In the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings, South Africa have slipped to fourth position despite the series win over Sri Lanka owing to the large difference in points between the two sides. South Africa have gone down from 113 to 110 points while eighth-ranked Sri Lanka have gained three points and moved to 80 points in the list led by England with 127 points.
 
The ODI team rankings, unlike the Test rankings, are updated after each match.
 
MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 13 August, after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka v South Africa series):
 
RANK  TEAM             POINTS
1.     England            127
2.     India                 121
3.     New Zealand    112
4.     South Africa      110 (-3)
5.     Pakistan            104
6.     Australia            100
7.     Bangladesh        92
8.     Sri Lanka            80 (+3)
9.     West Indies        69
10.  Afghanistan        63
11.  Zimbabwe          53
12.  Ireland                38
13.  Scotland             33
14.  UAE                   18
 
*Nepal and the Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing two more matches each
 
(Developed by David Kendix)
 
MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 13 August, after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka v South Africa and Netherlands v Nepal series):
 
BATSMEN (top 20)
 
Rank      (+/-)        Player                 Team     Points    Avge      Highest Rating
   1         ( – )         Virat Kohli            Ind         911!      58.20    911 v Eng at Headingley 2018
  2         ( – )         Babar Azam         Pak        825        54.80    846 v NZ at Wellington 2018
   3         ( – )         Joe Root              Eng        818        51.61    819 v Aus at Brisbane 2018
   4         ( – )         Rohit Sharma       Ind         806        44.98    825 v SL at Mohali 2017
   5         ( – )         David Warner       Aus        803        43.43    880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
   6         ( – )         Ross Taylor          NZ          785        46.28    789 v Eng at Dunedin 2018
   7         ( – )         Quinton de Kock  SA          781        45.25    808 v Ban at East London 2017
   8         (+1)        Kane Williamson  NZ          778        46.87    798 v SA at Centurion 2015
   9         (+1)        Shikhar Dhawan  Ind         770        45.72    794 v SA at Melbourne 2015
  10        (+1)        Jonny Bairstow    Eng        769        50.30    777 v Aus at Durham 2018
  11        (-3)         Faf du Plessis      SA          766       44.40    802 v Ind at Durban 2018
  12        (+1)        Tamim Iqbal         Ban        737!      36.23    737 v Win at St Kitts 2018
  13        (+1)        Martin Guptill        NZ          731        42.99    789 v SA at Hamilton 2017
  14        (-2)         Hashim Amla       SA          729        49.65    901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
  15        ( – )         MS Dhoni             Ind         714        51.25    836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
  16        ( – )         Fakhar Zaman     Pak        713*!     76.07    713 v Zim at Bulawayo 2018
  17        ( – )         Aaron Finch         Aus        706        38.19    744 v Eng at Melbourne 2015
  18        ( – )         Jos Buttler            Eng        701        40.35    723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
  19        ( – )         Steve Smith         Aus        675        41.84    752 v Pak at Sydney 2017
  20=      ( – )         Travis Head         Aus        670*!     37.00    670 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
              ( – )         Jason Roy            Eng        670        39.06    680 v Aus at Durham 2018 
 
BOWLERS (top 20)
 
Rank      (+/-)        Player                 Team     Points    Avge      Eco.       Highest Rating
   1         ( – )         Jasprit Bumrah     Ind         775*      22.50    4.64      787 v SA at Centurion 2018
   2         ( – )         Rashid Khan        Afg         763*      14.40    3.96      787 v Zim at Sharjah 2018
   3         ( – )         Hasan Ali             Pak        742*      20.88    5.21      766 v NZ at Wellington 2018
   4         ( – )         Trent Boult           NZ          699        24.63    5.09      766 v Ind at Delhi 2016
   5         ( – )         Josh Hazlewood  Aus        696        24.27    4.72      733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
   6         ( – )         Kuldeep Yadav    Ind         684*      19.35    4.82      698 v Eng at Lord’s 2018
   7         (+1)        Adil Rashid           Eng        681 !     30.80    5.52      681 v Ind at Headingley 2018
   8         (+1)        Kagiso Rabada    SA          676        27.62    5.09      724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017
   9=       (-2)         Imran Tahir          SA          666        24.81    4.68      786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017
              (+1)        Y. Chahal             Ind         666*      23.86    4.72      668 v Eng at Lord’s 2018
  11        ( – )         Chris Woakes      Eng        643        30.77    5.50      673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
  12        ( – )         Mitchell Starc       Aus        642        20.95    4.93      783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015
  13        ( – )         Mitchell Santner   NZ          632        33.91    4.90      663 v Eng at Hamilton 2018
  14        ( – )         Moeen Ali             Eng        621        45.08    5.09      629 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018
  15        ( – )         Akshar Patel        Ind         615*      31.31    4.43      663 v Aus at Nagpur 2017
  16        ( – )         Mohammad Nabi Afg         611        31.95    4.29      653 v Zim at Harare 2017
  17        ( – )         M. Rahman          Ban        609*      20.01    4.71      610 v Win at Guyana 2018
  18        ( – )         Pat Cummins       Aus        607        28.45    5.38      626 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
  19=      ( – )         M. Mortaza           Ban        606       30.87    4.78      653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009
              ( – )         Matt Henry           NZ          606       24.59    5.57      675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016 
 
ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)
 
Rank      (+/-)        Player                 Team     Points    Highest Rating
   1         ( – )         Shakib Al Hasan  Ban        362       453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
   2         ( – )         M. Nabi                Afg         323       349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
   3         ( – )         M. Hafeez            Pak        322       438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
   4         ( – )         Mitchell Santner   NZ          317!      317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018
   5         ( – )         Angelo Mathews  SL          305       427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014