Hassan, Babar attain career best rankings; Fakhar moves into top 100

June 19, 2017
Published in Sports
shadab khan
Pakistan has moved to sixth position in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings following its triumph at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, and its players have made significant gains in the individual rankings following its 180 runs victory over India in the final on Sunday.

Pakistan has leapfrogged Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to move closer to direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, for which host England and the next seven highest-ranked sides as on 30 September will get straight entries.

Pakistan has gained four points to move to 95 points as its wins over higher ranked opponents in the tournament included the one in the final against India and an eight-wicket semi-final victory over England. The rankings system is weighted to reflect the difference in ranking points and Pakistan thus had noteworthy gains.

There were no other changes in the teams standings led by South Africa, although India, England and Bangladesh have all lost a point each.

In the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, Pakistan pace bowler Hassan Ali and rookie opener Fakhar Zaman are among those to make huge gains.

Hassan, who was named Player of the Tournament after finishing with 13 wickets including hauls of three for 19 in the final and three for 35 against England, has gained 12 positions to reach seventh rank. Mohammad Amir, who missed the semifinal due to a back spasm but picked three for 16 in the final, has gained 16 slots to reach 21st place while Junaid Khan has moved up nine places to 47th position.

Fakhar Zaman’s Player of the Match effort of 114 in the final and 57 in the semifinal has helped him break into the top 100 after just four ODIs as he has gained 58 positions after these two performances to reach 97th rank.

Hassan Ali has gained 12 positions to reach seventh rank.

Hassan Ali has gained 12 positions to reach seventh rank.

Babar Azam has reached a career-best fifth position after gaining three positions with scores of 46 in the final and 30 not out in the semifinal. Mohammad Hafeez has gained two slots to reach 20th rank while opener Azhar Ali has moved up 11 slots to 31st position.

For India, opener Rohit Sharma, who scored 123 not out in the semifinal, has gained three slots to reach 10th position while pace bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up four places to joint-19th) and Jasprit Bumrah (up 19 places to 24th) are the others to gain.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has gained three slots to reach 15th position among bowlers while opener Tamim Iqbal has moved to 16th position among batsmen, a gain of one rank after a continued good run which saw him score 70 against India in the semifinal and finish with 293 runs in the tournament.

The other losing semifinalist, England, saw its top four batsmen in the list ‚Äď Joe Root (fourth), Alex Hales (17th), Eoin Morgan (18th) and Jos Buttler (19th) retain their rankings.

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 19 June, after the ICC Champions Trophy)

Rank     Team                Points

1          South Africa      119

2          Australia           117

3          India                 116 (-1)

4          England            113 (-1)

5          New Zealand     111

6          Pakistan            95 (+4)

7           Bangladesh      94 (-1)

8          Sri Lanka          93

9          West Indies       77

10         Afghanistan      54

11         Zimbabwe         46

12         Ireland              41

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 19 June, after the ICC Champions Trophy)

Rohit Sharma, who scored 123 not out in the semifinal, has gained three slots to reach 10th position.

Rohit Sharma, who scored 123 not out in the semifinal, has gained three slots to reach 10th position.

Top 20 batsmen

Rank      (+/-)         Player                    Team     Points    Avge      Highest Rating

1           ( Р)          Virat Kohli             Ind          865        54.14      886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

2           ( Р)          David Warner       Aus         861        44.72      880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

3           ( Р)          AB de Villiers        SA           847        53.55      902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

4           ( Р)          Joe Root                Eng         799        49.37      806 v NZ at Cardiff 2017

5           (+3)         Babar Azam         Pak         786!       53.88      786 v Ind at The Oval 2017

6           (-1)          K. Williamson       NZ           779        46.98      798 v SA at Centurion 2015

7           (-1)          Quinton de Kock  SA           769        43.44      803 v NZ at Wellington 2017

8           (-1)          Faf du Plessis      SA           768        43.41      791 v SL at Cape Town 2017

9           ( Р)          Martin Guptill        NZ           749        43.30      789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

10=       (+3)         Rohit Sharma       Ind          742        42.46      761 v Aus at Sydney 2016

( Р)          Shikhar Dhawan  Ind          742        44.51      794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

12         (-1)          Hashim Amla       SA           741        50.25      901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

13         (-1)          Steve Smith          Aus         740        44.26      752 v Pak at Sydney 2017

14         (+1)         Ross Taylor           NZ           707        44.12      743 v Zim at Harare 2015

15         (-1)          MS Dhoni              Ind          704        50.77      836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

16         (+1)         Tamim Iqbal         Ban         687        34.38      688 v Aus at The Oval 2017

17         (-1)          Alex Hales            Eng         678        38.12      705 v NZ at Cardiff 2017

18         ( Р)          Eoin Morgan         Eng         675        38.73      690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

19         ( Р)          Jos Buttler             Eng         654        37.27      723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016

20         (+2)         M. Hafeez             Pak         639        33.01      665 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

Top 20 bowlers

Rank      (+/-)         Player                    Team     Points   Avge      Eco.       Highest Rating

1           ( Р)          Josh Hazlewood  Aus         732!       23.85      4.69       732 v Eng at Edgbaston 2017

2           ( Р)          Imran Tahir           SA           718        23.87      4.66       786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

3           ( Р)          Mitchell Starc        Aus         701        20.13      4.81       783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

4 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ( – )¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Kagiso Rabada¬†¬†¬† SA¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 685¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 26.30¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 5.11¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017

5           ( Р)          Sunil Narine         WI           679        26.46      4.12       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

6           ( Р)          Trent Boult            NZ           665        25.48      5.00       766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

7           (+12)      Hassan Ali            Pak         663*!     22.66      5.47       663 v Ind at The Oval 2017

8           (-1)          Rashid Khan         Afg          647*!     14.74      3.97       647 v WI at St Lucia 2017

9           (-1)          Chris Woakes       Eng         627        31.60      5.58       651 v SA at Headingley 2017

10         ( Р)          M. Nabi                Afg            618        32.74      4.29       653 v Zim at Harare 2017

11         (-2)          Liam Plunkett       Eng         614*      30.53      5.74       634 v NZ at Cardiff 2017

12         ( Р)          Mitchell Santner   NZ           610*      33.77      4.99       617 v Ban at Dublin 2017

13         (-2)          Adil Rashid           Eng         608        32.74      5.60       655 v Ban at Chittagong 2016

14         (-1)          Matt Henry            NZ           606        25.26      5.62       675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

15         (+3)         M. Mortaza            Ban         601        30.54      4.74       653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009

16         (-3)          Akshar Patel         Ind          599*      30.20      4.38       624 v NZ at Visakhapatnam 2016

17         ( Р)          Morne Morkel       SA           596        24.48      4.94       717 v SL at East London 2012

18         (-3)          Amit Mishra          Ind          594*      23.60      4.72       618 v NZ at Visakhapatnam 2016

19=       (-3)          S. Al Hasan           Ban         592        29.49      4.41       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

(+4)         B. Kumar               Ind          592        38.44      4.92       657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014

Top 10 all-rounders

Rank      (+/-)         Player                    Team     Points    Highest Rating

1           ( Р)          S. Al Hasan           Ban         353        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

2           ( Р)          M. Hafeez             Pak         339        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

3           ( Р)          M. Nabi                Afg            329        349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

4           ( Р)          A. Mathews           SL           306        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

5           ( Р)          James Faulkner   Aus         299        361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

6           ( Р)          Ben Stokes           Eng         278        288 v Aus at Edgbaston 2017

7           ( Р)          Mitchell Marsh      Aus         273 /*    322 v NZ at Canberra 2016

8           (+2)         Jason Holder        WI           252        269 v Pak at Guyana 2017

9           ( Р)          Chris Woakes       Eng         251        267 v SA at Headingley 2017

10         (-2)          Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          247        378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013


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