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Australia Surpasses India, Becomes No. 1 in Rankings ahead of World Cup 2015

Australia to enter ICC Cricket World Cup in top spot in ODI rankings - Cricket NewsMitchell Starc, who emerged the top wicket-taker in the Tri-series with 12 wickets for 196 in five matches. (Photo: ICC-Cricket.Com)

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Australia will enter ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in the top position in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings which were released on Monday following its 112-run tri-series final victory over England in Perth.

Australia’s victory means that it currently holds a six-point advantage over second-placed India, who also featured in the series, and the reigning ICC Cricket World Cup champion is a point clear of South Africa who lies a further point behind on 113 points.

With a number of ODI series concluding in recent days, the second and final match between New Zealand and Pakistan is set to be played on Tuesday, with the Black Caps holding a 1-0 lead following its seven-wicket win in Wellington on Saturday. A victory for sixth-placed New Zealand would see it reduce England’s lead to two points, while a win for seventh-placed Pakistan would level the series 1-1 and reduce the gap on the Black Caps to three points.

The 14 competing teams will then complete their final ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up fixtures ahead of the beginning of the tournament on February 14.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has moved up 19 places to a career high 17th position in theReliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen and is the highest mover in the top 20 after scoring 152 runs in five matches, while James Faulkner (up 14 places to a career high 21st) is just two ratings points behind South Africa’s Faf du Plessis in 20th place.

England’s Ian Bell, who was the highest runs scorer in the series (247 runs) has also vaulted 13 places to 25th. South Africa’s AB de Villiers remains in top spot, 24 points clear of his team-mate Hashim Amla.

There were also positive progressions for Black Caps batsman Luke Ronchi (up 33 places to a career high 27th), who could feature in Tuesday’s ODI in Napier, and England’s James Taylor (up 53 places to 86th).

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, England’s James Anderson has moved up two places to fourth spot after taking seven wickets in the tri-series, at an average of just under 20. Australia’s Mitchell Starc, who was the top wicket-taker in the series (12 wickets for 196 in five matches) has moved up five places to seventh, while England’s top wicket-taker, Steven Finn (11 wickets for 235 in five matches), has progressed 14 places to 12th. Moeen Ali has also progressed his rankings by 41 places to 56th after taking seven wickets for 200 in the series.

Other recent significant movers include West Indies bowler Jason Holder (up 18 places to a career high 41st) and New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult (up 56 places to a career high 61st).

Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan has regained the number one ranking after moving up two places, 10 points clear of Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews in second place.

(Note: The ODI and T20I Rankings tables, unlike the Test Rankings Table, are updated after every match.)

Forthcoming match:

New Zealand v Pakistan
3 Feb – Second ODI, Napier

Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 2 February, after the ODI series between Australia, India and England, and before the second ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan)

Rank   Team              Rating     
1          Australia           120
2          India                 114
3          South Africa     113
4          Sri Lanka          109
5          England            104
6          New Zealand    101
7          Pakistan             96
8          West Indies       94
9          Bangladesh       75
10        Zimbabwe         53
11        Afghanistan      41
12        Ireland              34

(Developed by David Kendix)

Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 2 February, after the ODI series between Australia, India and England, and before the second ODI series New Zealand and Pakistan)

Rank     (+/-)         Player                  Team     Points      Ave        HS Rating
1           ( – )          AB de Villiers        SA           891        52.16     899 v WI at East London 2015
2           (+1)         Hashim Amla       SA           867        56.41     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
3           (-1)          Virat Kohli            Ind          831        51.50     886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014
4           ( – )          K. Sangakkara     SL           823         40.99     853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014
5           ( – )          T. Dilshan              SL           785!       39.00     785 v NZ at Wellington 2015
6           (+4)         Kane Williamson NZ          757        45.00     763 v SL at Dunedin 2015
7           (-1)          Shikhar Dhawan  Ind          725        42.75     785 v SL at Hyderabad 2014
8           (+1)         MS Dhoni              Ind          721        52.29     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
9           (-2)          Quinton de Kock SA           720*      42.45     749 v Aus at Sydney 2014
10         (-2)          George Bailey       Aus         717        41.74     867 v SA at Harare 2014
11         ( – )          Ross Taylor          NZ          699        41.11     722 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2014
12         ( – )          Aaron Finch          Aus         680*      37.10     692 v Ind at Sydney 2015
13         ( – )          Rohit Sharma       Ind          674        38.90     684 v Aus at Melbourne 2015
14         (+1)         Joe Root                Eng         664        40.00     688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2014
15         (+1)         Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak         663        42.97     744 v SL at Fatullah 2014
16         (-2)          Angelo Mathews  SL           662        40.31     707 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
17         (+19)      Glenn Maxwell     Aus         644*!    30.67     644 v Eng at Perth 2015
18         (-1)          Ahmed Shehzad  Pak         637         34.46     670 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
19         (-1)          Shane Watson      Aus         636         40.57     773 v SL at Hambantota 2011
20         (-1)          F. du Plessis           SA           630        33.84     703 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014

Selected Rankings

Rank     (+/-)         Player                  Team     Points    Ave        HS Rating
21         (+14)      James Faulkner    Aus         628*!    48.12     628 v Eng at Perth 2015
23         (+5)         Jos Buttler             Eng         625        31.63     633 v Ind at Perth 2015
25         (+13)      Ian Bell                  Eng         618        37.34     702 v Ind at Edgbaston 2007
27         (+33)      Luke Ronchi         Aus/NZ  613*!    36.48     613 v Pak at Wellington 2015
30         (+16)      Steven Smith        Aus         604*!    35.84     604 v Eng at Perth 2015
37         (+8)         David Miller          SA           591        34.55     593 v WI at Port Elizabeth 2015
43         (+1)         Shahid Afridi        Pak         573        23.62     663 v Ind at Lahore 1997
46         (+6)         Ajinkya Rahane  Ind          564!       30.57     564 v Eng at Perth 2015
53         (+3)         Corey Anderson   NZ          530*      36.15     604 v Ind at Hamilton 2014
54         (+18)      Andre Russell       WI          527*      28.96     571 v NZ at St Kitts 2012
55         (+19)      Mitchell Marsh     Aus         519*!    38.18     519 v Eng at Perth 2015
66         (+30)      Grant Elliott          NZ          495        34.35     525 v Pak at Johannesburg 2009
80         (+3)         Brad Haddin        Aus         460        31.20     612 v Pak at Dubai 2009
86         (+53)      James Taylor        Eng         437*      34.30     467 v Ind at Perth 2015
93         (+23)      Rilee Rossouw      SA           423*!    29.71     423 v WI at Centurion 2015

Bowlers

Rank     (+/-)       Player                  Team     Points        Ave        Econ      HS Rating
1           ( – )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         748        22.18     4.13       810 v SA at Centurion 2013
2           ( – )          Sunil Narine          WI          734        26.49     4.10       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
3           ( – )          Dale Steyn            SA           724        25.14     4.80       746 v Ind at Durban 2013
4           (+2)         James Anderson  Eng         706         28.84     4.90       719 v SA at The Oval 2013
5           ( – )          M. Johnson           Aus         683        25.50     4.82       724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
6           (-2)          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        680        27.92     4.26       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
7           (+5)         Mitchell Starc       Aus         636*      21.27     5.00       647 v Ind at Sydney 2015
8           (+3)         M. Hafeez             Pak         631        35.01     4.06       769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
9           (+4)         Rangana Herath  SL           629        31.07     4.40       703 v SA at Pallekele 2013
10         (-1)          Morne Morkel      SA           628        24.69     4.95       717 v SL at East London 2012
11         (+8)         Imran Tahir          SA           625*      20.23     4.39       631 v WI at East London 2015
12         (+14)      Steven Finn           Eng         624        28.41     4.87       755 v NZ at Auckland 2013
13         (-5)          B. Kumar              Ind          620        37.15     4.62       657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014
14         (-4)          Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          618        32.76     4.81       738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
15         (+2)         Shahid Afridi        Pak         614        33.91     4.61       673 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
16         (-2)          James Tredwell    Eng         613        27.81     4.77       646 v SL at Pallekele 2014
17         (-10)       S. Senanayake     SL           610        34.77     4.69       656 v NZ at Christchurch 2015
18         (-3)          Clint McKay         Aus         609        24.37     4.78       709 v Eng at Cardiff 2013
19         (+6)         Kyle Mills              NZ          608        27.02     4.72       722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009
20         (-4)          M. Irfan                 Pak         607        30.07     4.89       621 v NZ at Abu Dhabi 2014

Selected Rankings

Rank     (+/-)       Player                     Team     Points    Ave        Econ      HS Rating
23         (+1)         Angelo Mathews  SL           593        34.79     4.52       649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013
26         (+3)         Tim Southee         NZ          592        31.05     5.19       633 v Eng at Lord’s 2013
34         (+9)         V. Philander          SA           551*      22.25     4.61       557 v WI at East London 2015
35         (+11)      Wayne Parnell      SA           550!       29.25     5.47       550 v WI at Centurion 2015
40         (+1)         Amit Mishra         Ind          530*      23.95     4.58       570 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
41         (+18)      Jason Holder        WI          527*!    30.21     5.55       527 v SA at Centurion 2015
48         (+5)         N. Kulasekara      SL           501        34.23     4.81       727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
56         (+41)      Moeen Ali             Eng         482*!    37.29     4.69       482 v Aus at Perth 2015
61         (+56)      Trent Boult           NZ          463*!    34.94     4.73       463 v Pak at Wellington 2015
67         (+14)      S. Prasanna           SL           442*!    42.85     4.96       442 v NZ at Wellington 2015
71         (+11)       Aaron Phangiso   SA           433*!    38.20     4.55       433 v WI at Centurion 2015
74         (+3)         JP Duminy            SA           432         40.78     5.05       442 v Zim at Bulawayo 2014
82         (+2)         Glenn Maxwell     Aus         420*!    38.03     5.41       420 v Eng at Perth 2015
85          (+11)      Corey Anderson   NZ          418*      27.97     6.28       423 v SL at Wellington 2015
89         (+12)      Adam Milne         NZ          398*!    45.41     5.03       398 v Pak at Wellington 2015
100         (+14)      Josh Hazlewood  Aus         360*!    22.41     4.61       360 v Eng at Perth 2015

All-rounders

Rank     (+/-)         Player                   Team     Points    HS Rating
1           (+2)         Shakib Al Hasan Ban        403        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2           (-1)          Angelo Mathews  SL           393        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014
3=        (-1)          T. Dilshan              SL           389        407 v NZ at Hamilton 2015
(+1)         M. Hafeez             Pak         389        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
5           ( – )          Shahid Afridi        Pak         352        383 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

*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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