West Indies captain Jason Holder has shot up in theMRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers and also moved up in the lists for batsmen and all-rounders after a fine show in a One-Day International tri-series in Zimbabwe that Sri Lanka won on Sunday.
Holder, who held a career-high ranking of 14th among bowlers in March last year, has also gained seven slots to reach a career-best 80th position in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen and now enjoys a career-best ranking of sixth among all-rounders.
Holder, who was the leading wicket-taker for the West Indies with 13 wickets in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2010 in New Zealand, has made a steady rise as he was ranked 53rd among bowlers and 182nd among batsmen at the beginning of 2015.
West Indies opener Evin Lewis, who topped the run-aggregate in the tri-series with 202 runs, has made big gains, moving up 177 slots to 108. Others to gain in the batting rankings include Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza (up 13 places to reach 49th) and Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya De Silva (up 48 places to reach 98th).
The list for bowlers saw Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Kulasekara make significant movement. Lakmal has moved up 15 slots to reach 20th place while Kulasekara has moved up 23 slots to take 45th position.
The West Indies missed a chance to overtake Pakistan in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings as it slipped one point to 87 points whereas it could have gone up to 94 points. Pakistan remains in eighth position with 89 points.
These points are important because host England and the seven highest-ranked sides on the ICC ODI team rankings as on 30 September 2017 will qualify directly for the World Cup while the bottom four sides will compete with six other sides from the ICC World Cricket League in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018. The top two sides from the Qualifier will complete the 10-team line-up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Australia v New Zealand ODI series
World champion and top-ranked Australia will take on third-ranked New Zealand in a three-match home series from December 4 to 9. Following are the possible team rankings scenarios with different results:
· If New Zealand wins 2-1: New Zealand goes up from 112 to 113 but remains third; Australia slips from 118 to 117 points
· If New Zealand wins 3-0: New Zealand ties with Australia at 115 points but remains behind on decimal points; South Africa moves to the top with 116 points
· If Australia wins 2-1: Australia goes up to 119 points, New Zealand slips to fourth behind India on decimals at 111 points
· If Australia wins 3-0: Australia goes up to 120 points, New Zealand slips to fourth behind India at 109 points
The ODI team rankings, unlike the Test rankings, are updated after each match. The ICC ODI predictor function is available here.
In the individual rankings, Australia’s David Warner is the top-ranked batsman from either side at third with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson the other batsman in the top-10 at fifth position. New Zealand’s Trent Boult leads the bowlers’ rankings while his team-mate Matt Henry (fifth) and Australia’s Mitchell Starc (fourth) are the others inside the top 10.