Mathews now fifth in the ODI all-rounders’ table

ICC Media Release

Sri Lanka vice-captain Angelo Mathews has broken into the top five of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders in the latest rankings released on Tuesday, after his team’s series against New Zealand.

Mathews moved up a place to fifth and also achieved his career-best rating of 331 in the fourth ODI in Hambantota. The all-rounders’ table is still headed by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, with Mohammad Hafeez in second position, followed by Shane Watson in third place.

The five-match series itself, marred by rain, ended in favour of Sri Lanka 3-0.

Mathews made 63 runs in four innings to move up a place to 37th in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen. A right-arm medium-pacer, Mathews also picked up two wickets during the series to jump five places to 31st in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers.

The highest run-getter in the series, BJ Watling, earned a jump of 31 places in the batting table, to 76th, for his 166 runs from three innings.

The lone centurion in the series, Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan, who logged 139 runs in only two appearances in the series due to an injury, moved up three places to 12th.

There was not much cheer for the other batsmen, as Kumar Sangakkara dropped one place to fifth, Ross Taylor dropped by three to 18th, Mahela Jayawardene moved to 22nd (down by two), Brendon McCullum dropped to 25th (down by four), Dinesh Chandimal moved to 32nd (down by one) Rob Nicol dropped to 81st  (down by five) and Jacob Oram dropped to 83rd (down by six).

South Africa’s Hashim Amla is the top-ranked batsman, followed by Virat Kohli in second and AB de Villiers in third spot.

Jeevan Mendis was the most impressive mover in the bowlers’ table, as he was rewarded a jump of 23 places to 84th for his five wickets. The other Sri Lanka bowlers to make upward movements were Lasith Malinga in 19th (up by one), Nuwan Kulasekara in 22nd (up by one) and Rangana Herath in 40th (up by three).

New Zealand’s Tim Southee, who also picked five wickets, moved up a place to 15th.

But the series did not bring good news for the other New Zealand bowlers, as Kyle Mills now sits in 12th place (down by three) and Jacob Oram is 17th (down by four).

The bowlers’ table is still headed by Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, with his team-mate Mohammad Hafeez in second position and Lonwabo Tsotsobe in third place.

The 3-0 series win also fetched Sri Lanka two ratings points, and the team is now in fifth place in the Reliance ICC ODI Championship, on 109 points, while New Zealand is still in eighth place with 72 ratings points.

Reliance ICC ODI Championship (as on 13 November, after Sri Lanka-New Zealand series)

Rank    Team               Rating

1          England           121

2          South Africa    121

3          India                120

4          Australia          113

5          Sri Lanka         109

6          Pakistan           104

7          West Indies       94

8          New Zealand    72

9          Bangladesh       71

10        Zimbabwe         50

11        Ireland               35

12        Netherlands       16

13        Kenya                11

 

(Developed by David Kendix)

 

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 13 November after Sri Lanka-New Zealand series)

Batsmen

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

1            ( – )          Hashim Amla       SA           901!       59.55     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

2           ( – )          Virat Kohli            Ind          858         51.81     866 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012

3           ( – )          AB de Villiers        SA           852!       49.21     852 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

4           (+1)         Jonathan Trott     Eng         749         49.06     781 v Ind at Mumbai 2011

5           (-1)          K Sangakkara      SL           746         38.56     781 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

6           ( – )          MS Dhoni              Ind          745         51.17     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

7           ( – )          Michael Clarke    Aus         718         45.48     750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

8           ( – )          Alastair Cook       Eng         707         40.01     752 v Aus at Lord’s 2012

9           ( – )          Gautam Gambhir                Ind          689         40.94     722 v NZ at Vadodara 2010

10         ( – )          Mike Hussey        Aus         688         48.15     857 v NZ at Perth 2007

11         ( – )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        683!       35.63     683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

12         (+3)         T Dilshan               SL           682         35.69     765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

13         (-1)          Shane Watson      Aus         680         41.48     773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

14=       (-1)          Eoin Morgan        Ire/Eng   674         40.70     690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

(-1)          Umar Akmal        Pak         674         38.00     702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012

16         (-1)          Brendan Taylor   Zim         667!       34.84     667 v NZ at Napier 2012

17         (+1)         Jacques Kallis       SA           664         45.26     817 v WI at Johannesburg 2004

18         (-3)          Ross Taylor          NZ          661         37.86     693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009

19         ( – )          Paul Stirling           Ire           641*      39.13     650 v Sco at Edinburgh 2011

20         (+2)         JP Duminy            SA           636         40.01     668 v Net at Mohali 2011

 

Selected Rankings

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

22=      (-2)          M Jayawardena   SL           633         33.36     738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001

25        (-4)          B McCullum         NZ          626         30.24     664 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2009

32=      (-1)          D Chandimal        SL           588         33.81     667 v Aus at Adelaide 2012

37        (+1)         Angelo Mathews  SL           569         34.79     598 v Aus at Hambantota 2011

40        ( – )          Upul Tharanga     SL           559         33.18     663 v NZ at Napier 2006

76        (+31)      BJ Watling            NZ          456*      36.75     467 v SL at Pallekele 2012

81        (-5)          Rob Nicol              NZ          446*      36.25     483 v WI at St Kitts 2012

83        (-6)          Jacob Oram          NZ          444         24.09     583 v Ban at Mirpur 2008

94         (-1)          N McCullum         NZ          400*      20.86     409 v SL at Pallekele 2012

124        (+10)      James Franklin     NZ          351!       24.30     351 v SL at Hambantota 2012

160        (-1)          Kyle Mills              NZ          284         14.98     355 v Ind at Vadodara 2010

174        (+3)         Tim Southee         NZ          260*      10.39     265 v Ind at Christchurch 2009

 

Bowlers

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

1           ( – )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         759!       23.27     4.14       759 v Aus at Sharjah 2012

2           ( – )          M Hafeez              Pak         747         32.86     4.04       762 v Aus at Abu Dhabi 2012

3           ( – )          L Tsotsobe            SA           690*      22.05     4.67       743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

4           ( – )          R Ashwin               Ind          681         30.50     4.78       691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

5           ( – )          Morne Morkel      SA           676         23.32     4.87       717 v SL at East London 2012

6           ( – )          Steven Finn           Eng         668*      25.90     4.67       711 v Aus at Durham 2012

7           ( – )          Graeme Swann    Eng         661         26.31     4.47       735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011

8           ( – )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        655         28.85     4.29       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

9           (+1)         Dale Steyn            SA           644         28.20     5.03       666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011

10         (+1)         Abdur Razzak      Ban        637         28.12     4.48       675 v Zim at Chittagong 2010

11         (+1)         Sunil Narine          WI          634*!    18.82     3.66       634 v NZ at St Kitts 2012

12         (-3)          Kyle Mills              NZ          632         26.06     4.70       722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

13         (+1)         Clint McKay         Aus         626*      22.40     4.68       639 v Eng at Old Trafford 2012

14         (+1)         James Anderson  Eng         624         30.54     5.01       687 v Ban at Dhaka 2003

15         (+1)         Tim Southee         NZ          623!       30.64     5.19       623 v SL at Hambantota 2012

16         (+1)         Ray Price               Zim         614         35.75     3.94       722 v WI at Guyana 2010

17         (-4)          Jacob Oram          NZ          612         29.17     4.38       768 v Aus at The Oval 2004

18         ( – )          Mitchell Johnson Aus         611         25.52     4.85       724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

19         (+1)         Lasith Malinga     SL           607         26.75     5.10       675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

 

Selected Rankings

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

22         (+1)         N Kulasekara       SL           600        33.57     4.65       727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

24         ( – )          Thisara Perera      SL           587         24.84     5.42       610 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

31         (+5)         Angelo Mathews  SL           572!       35.86     4.57       572 v NZ at Hambantota 2012

40         (+3)         Rangana Herath  SL           541*      44.00     4.43       544 v NZ at Hambantota 2012

84         (+23)      Jeevan Mendis     SL           396*!    31.54     4.81       396 v NZ at Hambantota 2012

105       (-6)          James Franklin     NZ          353         40.77     5.15       535 v SL at Jamaica 2007

138       (+30)      Trent Boult           NZ          262*!    38.50     4.66       262 v SL at Hambantota 2012

235       (NEW)    Adam Milne         NZ          90*!       38.00     4.07       90 v SL at Hambantota 2012

 

All-rounders

Rank    (+/-)        Player                 Team       Pts          HS Ranking

1           ( – )          S Al Hasan            Ban        447        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

2           ( – )          M Hafeez              Pak         413!       413 v Aus at Sharjah 2012

3           ( – )          Shane Watson      Aus         395        433 v WI at St Lucia 2012

4           ( – )          Shahid Afridi        Pak         326        383 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

5           (+1)         Angelo Mathews  SL           325        331 v NZ at Hambantota 2012