Hasan Ali & Hafeez Take Top Spot in Latest ICC ODI Rankings

Pakistan has had a remarkable year in limited over format; holding a successful PSL campaign, winning series against West Indies, outshining India to win ICC Champions Trophy and currently, outperforming Sri Lanka 3-0 in a five match series.

The national team has achieved all this success on behalf of some sensational performances from the likes of Hasan Ali and Muhammad Hafeez — who are now ranked as world’s best bowler and best all-rounder, respectively, in the latest ICC rankings released on Friday.

Hasan Ali’s haul of five for 34 in the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, has given the pace bowler a big boost in ranking points.

The 23-year-old, who has taken nine wickets in the series so far, has moved up six places to become the fifth bowler at the top of the ODI rankings this year after Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada and Josh Hazlewood.

On the other hand, Babar Azam has also moved up two places to improve his position becoming the 4th best ODI batsman in the world. South African batsman AB de Villiers has once again grabbed the top position.

De Villiers has climbed to the top of the ODI table for the 14th time in his career and has leapfrogged Australian David Warner and India captain Virat Kohli. He had first attained the top position on 30 May 2010 and the number of days he has spent at the top is second most after retired WIndies great Vivian Richards.

De Villiers has now been at the top for 2,124 days while Richards was number one for 2,306 days.

Outside of the top 20, Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal (up three places to 36th), South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo (up 30 places to 52nd) and Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain (up seven places to 61st) are the other bowlers to move northwards.

Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez is back as the top all-rounder, edging Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan. Hafeez, who first attained top ranking in January 2013, has reached the top spot for the ninth time.

Meanwhile, India will be looking to wrest back the top spot in the team rankings when they take on New Zealand in an upcoming three-match series.

South Africa and India are both on 120 points with South Africa ahead on decimal points. South Africa can reach 121 points if they complete a 3-0 series win over Bangladesh but India will overtake them if they win the opening match against New Zealand, to be played the same day as the last South Africa-Bangladesh match, on 22 October.

ICC ODI Team Rankings (On 20 October, after the first three matches of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka series and the first two matches of the South Africa-Bangladesh series):

Rank         Team                Points

1            South Africa             120

2                India                     120

3            Australia                  114

4             England                  114

5          New Zealand             111

 6               Pakistan                 98

7             Bangladesh              92

8              Sri Lanka                84

9            West Indies               77

10          Afghanistan              54

12            Zimbabwe               52

13               Ireland                 41

Top 20 Batsmen

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

1           (+2)         AB de Villiers        SA           879        54.25      902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

2           (-1)          Virat Kohli             Ind          877        55.13      887 v Aus at Kolkata 2017

3           (-1)          David Warner       Aus         865        44.94      880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

4           (+2)        Babar Azam           Pak         833*!     56.30       833 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2017

5=        (+3)        Quinton de Kock   SA          802        45.52      805 v Ban at Kimberley 2017

5=         (-1)         Joe Root                  Eng        802        50.00     808 v Win at Bristol 2017

7           (-2)         Rohit Sharma        Ind          790!       44.03      790 v Aus at Nagpur 2017

8           (-1)         Kane Williamson   NZ           779        46.98      798 v SA at Centurion 2015

9           (+2)        Hashim Amla         SA           770        51.25      901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

10         (-1)          Faf du Plessis         SA           754        42.96      791 v SL at Cape Town 2017

11         (-1)          Martin Guptill         NZ           749        43.30      789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

12         ( – )          MS Dhoni                Ind          738        51.90      836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

13         ( – )          Steve Smith             Aus         728        43.23      752 v Pak at Sydney 2017

14         ( – )          Shikhar Dhawan    Ind          715        44.45      794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

15         ( – )          Ross Taylor              NZ           707        44.12      743 v Zim at Harare 2015

16         ( – )          Tamim Iqbal           Ban          680        34.32      688 v Aus at The Oval 2017

17         ( – )          Aaron Finch             Aus         674        36.56      743 v Eng at Melbourne 2015

18         (+5)         Mushfiqur Rahim  Ban         667        33.10      671 v Zim at Mirpur 2015

19         (-1)          Alex Hales                Eng         660        37.89      705 v NZ at Cardiff 2017

20         (-1)          Eoin Morgan           Eng         650        38.16      690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

Hasan Ali moved up six places to become the fifth bowler at the top of the ODI rankings this year

Top 20 Blowers

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

1           (+6)         Hasan Ali              Pak        743*!      20.66     5.19       743 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2017

2           (-1)          Imran Tahir           SA         726         23.87     4.66       786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

3           (-1)          Josh Hazlewood   Aus        714         23.85     4.69       732 v Eng at Edgbaston 2017

4           (-1)          Kagiso Rabada      SA          703         25.98     5.07       724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017

5           (-1)          Mitchell Starc        Aus        684         20.13     4.81       783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

6           (-1)          Jasprit Bumrah     Ind         671*      22.10     4.75       687 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

7           (-1)          Trent Boult             NZ          665       25.48     5.00       766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

8           (-1)          Akshar Patel          Ind         663*!     29.88     4.36       663 v Aus at Nagpur 2017

9           ( – )          Rashid Khan         Afg          647*!     14.74     3.97       647 v Win at St Lucia 2017

10=       ( – )          Sunil Narine          Win        646        26.46     4.12       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

10=       ( – )          Liam Plunkett       Eng         646!       30.22     5.77       646 v Win at Southampton 2017

12         ( – )          Adil Rashid             Eng         639        32.02     5.55       655 v Ban at Chittagong 2016

13         ( – )          Chris Woakes         Eng         635         31.45     5.58       651 v SA at Headingley 2017

14         ( – )          B. Kumar                 Ind         626         36.71     4.86       657 v Win at Dharamsala 2014

15         ( – )          Mohammad Nabi   Afg          618         32.74     4.29       653 v Zim at Harare 2017

16         ( – )          Mitchell Santner     NZ         610*       33.77     4.99       617 v Ban at Dublin 2017

17         ( – )          Matt Henry               NZ         606        25.26     5.62       675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

18         (+1)         Morne Morkel          SA         590       24.48     4.94       717 v SL at East London 2012

19         (+1)         Shakib Al Hasan      Ban        586        29.70     4.43       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

20         (+1)         Pat Cummins           Aus        580        29.24     5.41       588 v Ind at Indore 2017

 

Mohammad Hafeez is back as the top all-rounder.
Mohammad Hafeez is back as the top all-rounder

Top 5 All-Rounders

Rank      (+/-)      Player              Team     Points        Highest Rating

  1           (+1)         M. Hafeez              Pak         360        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

2           (-1)          S. Al Hasan           Ban          345        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

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

4           ( – )          Angelo Mathews   SL           296        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

5           ( – )          Ben Stokes             Eng         293        299 v Win at Bristol 2017

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