ICC ODI Team Rankings
The Australians would be feeling the luckiest nation in the world, as they stand tall at top spot despite a historic 5-0 whitewash at the hands of South Africa who sit just 2 points adrift at 2nd.
India, who have already won the opening ODI, have the chance to topple New Zealand off the third spot if they beat the kiwis by a 4-1 scoreline. In case of a 5-0 scoreline, the Black Caps will slip two places down, allowing England to move to 4th.
Pakistan replaced West Indies for the all-important 8th position following their recently concluded 3-match series in the United Arab Emirates. The race for automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup is on and the next 10 months are going to be mega exciting to watch with regards to the 50-over format. The top 8 teams will gain automatic entry into 2019’s mega event, while the latter lot will have to play a qualifying round.[table id=23 /]
ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings
Despite having been the wrong end for most part of the calendar year due to injury issues, South Africa’s premier batsman AB De Villiers sits with supreme command on the ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings. Indian Test skipper who is constantly being rumored to succeed veteran leader MS Dhoni as the blues limited-overs captain, is at no.2 following a highly successful yes in the 50-over format. The other two Indians in the top 10 are Rohit Sharma (7th) and Shikhar Dhawan (10th).
Australian opener David Warner has been consistent throughout all formats of the game. In the recently concluded embarrassing whitewash at the hands of South Africa, Australia had few positives and one of them was David Warner who is ranked 3rd in the ODI Rankings. Quinton De Kock’s magnificent displays in the Australia ODIs earns the wicket-keeper batsman a career best 4th position. Kiwi duo Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill are 5th and 6th.
England’s Joe Root, who is 3rd in the Test Rankings for batsmen, sits at 9 in the ODI rankings.[table id=16 /]
ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings
New Zealand pacer Trent Bould is the no.1 ODI bowler in the world right now. His teammate and fellow fast bowler Matt Henry is at no.5. Despite the persistent bowling action saga he has faced, West Indian spinner Sunile Narine maintains 2nd spot. Pakistani-born South African ace Imran Tahir is enjoying 3rd position. Australia’s Mitchell Starc, who is recovering from a horrible injury he picked up during training in Brisbane, is ranked 4th.
Kagiso Rabada has emerged as a talented young fast bowling option for the Proteas. His consistent performances over the last year have earned him a berth in the top 10 where he sits 8th.[table id=17 /]
ICC ODI Allrounders Rankings
He is one of the top allrounders in world cricket, this Shakib Al Hasan, and the rankings speak for themselves. The Bangladesh veteran is ranked 2nd in the ICC Test Allrounders rankings and 1st in the ICC ODI Allrounders Rankings. Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews has been consistent with both bat and ball to earn himself the 2nd position. Mohammaad Nabi has been pivotal behind Afghanistan’s burst on the International scene in the last 2 years. He sits 17 points ahead of Australian James Faulkner who is ranked 4th.[table id=18 /]