There has been plenty of reshuffling in the ICC Player rankings after 23 well contested and exciting pool matches of the world cup.
Starting with ICC ODI batsman rankings, South African captain AB de Villiers heads the charts, followed by Kumar Sangakara and Hashim Amla who both are tied at the second position. de Villiers though leads Sangakara and his fellow teammate Amla by quite a big margin (49 points). Also, de Villiers needs only two points to become only the 11th batsman to surpass the 900 point barrier. Sangakara has been the highest run scorer till now in this world cup which is responsible for his sudden leap of faith. For India, Virat Kohli is at no. 3 position, just two points behind Amla and Sangakara and captain cool MS Dhoni is ranked at no. 10. Chris Gayle is the second highest scorer in this world cup which is why he has jumped 5 places to reach the 52nd position tied with Afghanistan’s Samiullah Shenwari, the latter going up by 12 places.
In the ICC ODI Bowler rankings, Tim Southee and Trent Boult, the two most successful bowlers of the world cup has seen both of them going up by 10 and 23 places reaching the 12th and the 24th place respectively. New Zealand’s spin wizard Daniel Vettori has had an excellent world cup so far which has taken him up to the 9th position in the rankings.
South Africa’s Imran Tahir, Australia’s Mitchell Starc and Pakistan’s Mohammad Irfan have all achieved career best rankings. Imran Tahir has jumped 7 places to reach to the 4th position after his excellent performance taking nine wickets, Starc has gained two places to fifth following his 8 wickets and Irfan’s five wickets have given him a position in the top 10 at the 10th position following a rise of 6 places.
For India, Mohammad Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin have also moved upward. Shami has gained 14 places and is now ranked 11th in the list. Ashwin’s 8 wickets has helped him climb six places to the 16th position.
Good news for Ireland is that left arm spinner George Dockrell, has now become the highest ranked bowler among the Associate Member Countries. His four wickets in two matches have given him a rise of 8 places that has put him in 28th position. Joshua Davey’s, taking 9 wickets in three matches, now shares the 91st spot with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell after gaining 15 places.
In the All rounder rankings, Tillakaratne Dilshan has surpassed Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to be no. 1 in the rankings following his 229 runs and 3 wickets at the world cup so far. He is now 10 points clear of Shakib.
Read the all the ratings with updated standings on next page.