POSTED: Monday February 28th 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Plenty of movement in Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings after 11 matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Watson, Duminy Ten Doeschate and Steyn achieve career-best rankings; Sehwag, Tendulkar, Strauss, Johnson, Shahid Afridi and Zaheer also on the charge

There has been significant movement in the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings after 11 matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 with no fewer than four players achieving career-best rankings.

In the latest rankings, which were released after the stunning tied Group B match between India and England in Bengaluru, Australia’s Shane Watson, JP Duminy of South Africa, Netherlands’ Ryan ten Doeschate and South Africa’s Dale Steyn have all achieved personal landmarks.

Watson, who scored 79 against Zimbabwe and 62 against New Zealand, has climbed four places to break into the top 10 for the first time in his career. Duminy’s contribution of 42 not out against the West Indies has lifted him two places to share 15th spot with captain Graeme Smith and West Indies’ Chris Gayle while Ten Doeschate’s 110-ball 119 against England has helped him vault 12 places to 20th position as Steyn has jumped four places to fourth position after his figures of 3-24 against the West Indies.

Other batsmen to head in the right direction include Virender Sehwag in fifth (up by six places), Sachin Tendulkar in 10th (up by five places), Andrew Strauss in 13th (up by eight places), Tamim Iqbal in 23rd (up by three places), Misbah-ul-Haq in 32nd (up by 12 places), Younus Khan in 44th (up by four places) and Kevin O’Brien in 52nd (up by four places).

Batsmen losing ground are Virat Kohli in third (down by one place), Kumar Sangakkara in eighth (down by one place), Gautam Gambhir in 10th (down by one place), Jacques Kallis in 14th (down by six places), Gayle in 15th (down by five places), Ricky Ponting in 19th (down by six places), Jonathan Trott in 23rd (down by three places), Paul Collingwood in 25th (down by three places), Ramnaresh Sarwan in 34th (down by four places) and Shahid Afridi in 35th (down by five places).

South Africa’s duo of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers maintain the top two positions in batting chart.

Apart from Steyn, Mitchell Johnson of Australia has rocketed 12 places to fifth position after figures of 4-19 and 4-33 against Zimbabwe and New Zealand, respectively.

Also on the move are are Shahid Afridi in 11th position (up by 12 places), Zaheer Khan in 14th (up by nine places), Harbhajan Singh in 16th (up by four places), Munaf Patel in 22nd (up by 11 places), Shaun Tait in 29th (up by eight places), Tim Bresnan in 30th (up by 11 places) and Shoaib Akhtar in 37th (up by seven places).

England’s James Anderson has taken a nosedive in the latest rankings when he has dropped 12 places to 24th position after figures of 0-72 and 1-91 against Netherlands and India, respectively.

Others slipping down the ladder include Shakib Al Hasan in sixth place (down by one place), Abdur Razzak in eighth (down by five places), Nuwan Kulasekara in ninth (down by three places), Lasith Malinga in 16th (down by three places) and Kyle Mills in 19th (down by five places).

Daniel Vettori of New Zealand continues to lead the field with South Africa’s Morne Morkel in second place and Ray Price of Zimbabwe moving up one place to third position.

In the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for all-rounders, Ten Doeschate has moved up four places to a career-best fifth position as the top four remain unchanged with Shakib leading the way.

Reliance ICC ODI Championship (as of 28 February, after India-England match and before the start of Zimbabwe-Canada match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011)

Rank   Team                 Rating

1       Australia               131

2       India                   119

3       South Africa           118

4       Sri Lanka               117

5       England               109

6       Pakistan               103

7       New Zealand         91

8       Bangladesh           67

9       West Indies           66

10     Zimbabwe             37

11     Ireland                 37

12     Netherlands           16

13     Kenya                 0

       

(Developed by David Kendix)

For information relating to the latest Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings go to www.relianceiccrankings.com

Reliance ICC ODI Rankings (as of 28 February, after India-England match and before the start of Zimbabwe-Canada match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011)

Batsmen

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

  1       ( - )      Hashim Amla     SA       883       58.64   890 v Ind at Centurion 2011

  2       ( - )      AB de Villiers     SA       804       45.02   823 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2010

  3       (-1)      Virat Kohli         Ind       791       48.10   804 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

  4       ( - )      Mike Hussey     Aus       760       51.96   865 v NZ at Perth 2007

  5       ( - )      MS Dhoni         Ind       726       48.65   837 v Aus at Delhi 2009

  6=      (+5)      Virender Sehwag Ind       717       35.30   787 v NZ at Auckland 2003

          ( - )      T.Dilshan           SL       717       35.29   751 v Ind at Dambulla 2010

  8       (-1)      K.Sangakkara     SL       706       37.14   755 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2006

  9       (+4)      Shane Watson     Aus       698!    41.59   698 v NZ at Nagpur 2011

  10=    (+5)      S.Tendulkar       Ind       688       45.11   887 v Zim at Sharjah 1998

          (-1)      G.Gambhir         Ind       688       40.53   723 v NZ at Vadodara 2010

  12       ( - )      Michael Clarke   Aus       687       44.19   751 v SL at Melbourne 2008

  13       (+8)      Andrew Strauss   Eng       683       36.43   709 v Pak at Lahore 2005

  14       (-6)      Jacques Kallis     SA       681       45.66   818 v WI at Johannesburg 2004

  15=    (-5)      Chris Gayle       WI       671       38.81   808 v Zim at Harare 2003

          (+1)      Graeme Smith     SA       671       39.88   785 v Ind at Kolkata 2005

          (+2)      JP Duminy         SA       671!    42.80   671 v WI at Delhi 2011

  18       ( - )      S.Chanderpaul   WI       662       41.60   777 v Eng at Bridgetown 2009

  19       (-6)      Ricky Ponting     Aus       660       42.60   831 v NZ at Hobart 2007

  20       (+12)    R. ten Doeschate Net       657*!  71.21   657 v Eng at Nagpur 2011

Bowlers

Rank     (+/-)      Player             Team   Pts       Avge     Econ     HS Rating

  1       ( - )      Daniel Vettori     NZ       698       31.46   4.14     789 v Eng at Christchurch 2008

  2       ( - )      Morne Morkel     SA       692       24.60   4.84     704 v Ind at Centurion 2011

  3       (+1)      Ray Price           Zim       664       35.02   3.77     722 v WI at Guyana 2010

  4       (+4)      Dale Steyn         SA       662!    28.75   5.18     662 v WI at Delhi 2011

  5       (+12)    Mitchell Johnson Aus       661       25.27   4.91     729 v Ban at Darwin 2008

  6       (-1)      Shakib Al Hasan Ban     659       28.82   4.26     717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

  7       ( - )      Graeme Swann   Eng       658       24.95   4.53     678 v Aus at Melbourne 2011

  8       (-5)      Abdur Razzak     Ban     655       27.37   4.47     675 v Zim at Chittagong 2010

  9       (-3)      N.Kulasekara     SL       653       28.97   4.55     727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

  10       ( - )      L.Tsotsobe         SA       634*    19.91   4.54     644 v Ind at Port Elizabeth 2011

  11       (+12)    Shahid Afridi     Pak       631       34.52   4.63     667 v Ind at Mirpur 2008

  12       (-1)      Doug Bollinger   Aus       630*    24.16   4.54     676 v Eng at Hobart 2011

  13       (-4)      Stuart Broad       Eng       628       25.80   5.17     703 v SA at Trent Bridge 2008

  14       (+9)      Zaheer Khan     Ind       610       29.50   4.92     701 v SA at Dhaka 2003

  15       ( - )      Ajantha Mendis   SL       609       19.57   4.36     642 v SA at Centurion 2009

  16=    (+4)      Harbhajan Singh Ind       605       33.27   4.31     738 v WI at Bridgetown 2002

          ( - )      Jacob Oram       NZ       605       29.85   4.33     770 v Aus at The Oval 2004

          (-3)      Lasith Malinga   SL       605       27.02   4.92     679 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

  19       (-5)      Kyle Mills         NZ       603       26.47   4.75     723 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

  20       (-1)      Trent Johnston   Ire       600*    29.87   4.13     608 v Zim at Harare 2010

All-rounders

Rank     (+/-)      Player             Team   Pts       HS Rating

  1       ( - )      Shakib Al Hasan Ban     429     453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

  2       ( - )      Shane Watson     Aus       407!    407 v NZ at Nagpur 2011

  3       ( - )      Shahid Afridi     Pak       372     382 v Ban at Dambulla 2010

  4       ( - )      Jacques Kallis     SA       327     506 v WI at Bridgetown 2001

  5       (+4)      R. ten Doeschate Net       322*/*! 322 v Eng at Nagpur 2011

*Indicates a provisional rating

For more information go to www.relianceiccrankings.com.

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