Wednesday 4 September 2013 

Australia puts its Second Place Ranking on the Line

 

The number-two position on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings Table will be up for grabs when England and Australia go head to head in a five-ODI series that comes to Edgbaston on Wednesday 11th September.

Australia, with 114 ratings points, currently occupy second spot on the championship table, while England are just two points behind in third spot. This means the equation for Australia to retain second spot or for England to claim second position is simple – win the series.

If Australia wins the series 3-2, then both sides will retain their pre-series rankings and ratings, but, if England notch up a series win, then the two sides will swap places with Eoin Morgan’s side rising to 113 ratings points and Michael Clarke’s side slipping to 112 ratings points.

World champion India is sitting on the top of the tree with 123 ratings points, nine ratings points clear of its closest rival, Australia.

To find out exactly how the forthcoming series will affect the Championship Table, please click here. The ODI and T20I Championship tables, unlike the Test Championship Table, are updated after every match.

 

Player rankings

Meanwhile, England captain Eoin Morgan has re-entered the top 20 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen in the latest update announced on Wednesday following the Dublin and Edinburgh ODIs on Tuesday.

Morgan has been rewarded for his unbeaten match-winning knock of 124 against Ireland in the one-off ODI in Dublin with a jump of four places that has now put him in 20th. He is the second England batsman in the top 20 after the Bears' own Jonathon Trott (fifth) who will feature in the forthcoming series.

Australia’s George Bailey, who is currently in a qualification period, is the other batsman inside the top 20 to make an upward move. Bailey had entered the series trailing 15th ranked Brendon McCullum by six ratings points and though the Australian scored only 10 not out against Scotland, it was enough for him to earn eight ratings points and move into 14th position.

Bailey will be one of the three Australia batsmen in the top twenty, behind Shane Watson (11th) and Michael Clarke (12th), to figure in the series against England.

Outside the top 20, England’s Ravi Bopara, Ireland captain and Warwickshire batsman William Porterfield and Australia’s duo of Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch have made upward movements following centuries on Tuesday.

Bopara, who scored 101 not out, has gained nine places and is now in 53rd spot, Porterfield’s 112 has provided him a leap of 13 places into 64th position, and Marsh’s 151 has put him in 68th spot after rising 13 places.

Aaron Finch, who is in Australia’s squad for the ODI series, has marched his way to the top by rocketing 91 places to 152nd after a 116-ball 148.

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen is still headed by South Africa’s Hashim Amla with his captain AB de Villiers in second place and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara in third position.

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson has moved up a place to 14th in the Reliance Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers in the only change inside the top 20.

Outside the top 20, James Tredwell in 31st (up by two), Boyd Rankin in 46th (up by four) and Majid Haq in 62nd (up by two) are the other bowlers to move in the right direction.

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers is still jointly headed by Ravindra Jadeja and Sunil Narine with Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal in third place.

Upcoming Fixtures

England v Australia

6 Sep: 1st ODI, Headingley, Leeds

8 Sep: 2nd ODI, Old Trafford, Manchester

11 Sep: 3rd ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham (D/N)

14 Sep: 4th ODI, Cardiff

16 Sep: 5th ODI, Southampton (D/N)

 

Reliance ICC ODI Rankings (as on 3 September) (after Ireland-England ODI)

Rank    (+/-)                Team                          Rating            (+/-)

1                                  India                            123

2                                  Australia                      114

3              (-)                England                       112                 

4                                  Sri Lanka                     111

5                                  South Africa                105

6                                  Pakistan                       101                 

7                                  New Zealand                 89

8                                  West Indies                   89

9                                  Bangladesh                   76

10                                Zimbabwe                    55                  

11              (-)              Ireland                          38                  (-1)

12                                Netherlands                  13

13                                Kenya                           10

(Developed by David Kendix)

 Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 4 September) (after Ireland-England and Scotland-Australia ODIs)

 Batsmen

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

   1           ( - )          Hashim Amla       SA           853         54.85     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

   2           ( - )          AB de Villiers        SA           845         48.88     883 v Ind at Cardiff 2013

   3           ( - )          K Sangakkara      SL           829       39.99     829 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013

   4           ( - )          Virat Kohli            Ind          819         49.72     866 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012

   5           ( - )          Jonathan Trott     Eng         785         52.66     796 v SA at The Oval 2013

   6           ( - )          T Dilshan               SL           746         37.46     765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

   7           ( - )          MS Dhoni              Ind          741         51.45     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

   8           ( - )          Misbah-ul-Haq    Pak         722         45.13     727 v Zim at Harare 2013

   9           ( - )          Alastair Cook       Eng         675         38.85     752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

  10         ( - )          Ross Taylor          NZ          669         38.31     693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009

  11         ( - )          Shane Watson      Aus         667         41.29     773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

  12         ( - )          Michael Clarke    Aus         665         44.72     750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

  13         (+1)         Martin Guptill       NZ          661         39.92     684 v Zim at Napier 2012

  14         (+4)         George Bailey       Aus         657*      44.40     661 v NZ at Edgbaston 2013

  15         ( - )          B McCullum         NZ          655         30.75     685 v Eng at Auckland 2013

  16=       ( - )          Umar Akmal        Pak         654         38.85     702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012

                ( - )          Suresh Raina        Ind          654         36.48     669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

  18         (-5)          Paul Stirling           Ire           650         38.35     693 v Pak at Dublin 2013

  19         ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        637         35.12     683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

  20         (+4)         Eoin Morgan        Ire/Eng   634         39.25     690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

 

Bowlers

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

   1=        ( - )          Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          733         30.60     4.62       738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

                ( - )          Sunil Narine          WI          733*      24.40     4.13       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

   3           ( - )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         723         22.93     4.17       810 v SA at Centurion 2013

   4           ( - )          Steven Finn           Eng         714         27.74     4.66       755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

   5           ( - )          James Anderson  Eng         710         29.11     4.97       719 v SA at The Oval 2013

   6           ( - )          Rangana Herath  SL           699         32.80     4.23       703 v SA at Pallekele 2013

   7           ( - )          Clint McKay         Aus         688         22.02     4.56       689 v NZ at Edgbaston 2013

   8           ( - )          L Tsotsobe            SA           673         24.18     4.84       743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

   9           ( - )          M Hafeez              Pak         666         34.50     4.00       769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

  10         ( - )          Abdur Razzak      Ban        663         27.81     4.47       679 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

  11         ( - )          Kyle Mills              NZ          656         26.29     4.69       722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

  12         ( - )          Morne Morkel      SA           644         24.11     4.88       717 v SL at East London 2012

  13         ( - )          Kemar Roach       WI          642         26.77     4.92       650 v Pak at St Lucia 2013

  14=       (+1)         Mitchell Johnson Aus         636         25.01     4.81       724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

                ( - )          Dale Steyn            SA           636         29.07     4.92       666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011

  16         (-1)          Daniel Vettori       NZ          632         31.50     4.11       788 v Eng at Durham 2008

  17         ( - )          N Kulasekara       SL           622         32.86     4.63       727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

  18         ( - )          R Ashwin               Ind          621         30.83     4.80       691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

  19         ( - )          Angelo Mathews  SL           616         34.38     4.52       649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

  20=       (+1)         Shakib Al Hasan Ban        608         29.37     4.31       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

                (+1)         B Kumar               Ind          608*      21.96     3.97       623 v SL at Trinidad 2013 

 

All-rounders

Rank    (+/-)        Player                 Team       Pts        HS Rating

   1           ( - )          M Hafeez              Pak         396        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   2           ( - )          Shakib Al Hasan Ban        387        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   3           ( - )          Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          377        378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013

   4           (+1)         T Dilshan               SL           371!       371 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013

   5           (-1)          Shane Watson      Aus         370        433 v WI at St Lucia 2012

   

 

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