Sri Lanka moves up on Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings
Friday, 6 June 2014 00:05
Senanayake, Tredwell achieve career-best rankings
Buttler, Jordan make impressive gains
In the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings, Sri Lanka’s 3-2 series win helped it gain one ratings point to move up to 112, the same ratings points as India. However, when ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, Angelo Mathews’ side is ranked ahead of India, and now sits in second place.
England, on the other hand, dropped one ratings point to finish on 109, on par with South Africa. When ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, Alastair Cook’s side is ranked behind South Africa, in fifth place.
Sri Lanka started the series in third place with 111 ratings points, while England was in fourth place with 110 ratings points.
Off-spinners James Tredwell of England and Sachitra Senanayake of Sri Lanka entered the top 20 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers for the first time at the end of the five-match ODI series between the two sides that finished at Edgbaston on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka claimed the five-match series 3-2 after it sealed the fifth and final ODI with a six-wicket win on Tuesday.
Tredwell jumped 18 places to a career-best 12th with 627 ratings points, while Senanayake vaulted 20 places to 13th, with 623 ratings points.
Both Tredwell and Senanayake claimed nine wickets in the series. However, Senanayake had a better average of 15.11, while Tredwell’s haul came at an average of 18.44.
The biggest mover inside the top 10 was England’s James Anderson, who moved up three places to fourth after picking up eight wickets in the series. Anderson is on 706 ratings points, eight behind third-ranked Sunil Narine of West Indies.
Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal continues to top the bowlers’ table, with South Africa’s Dale Steyn in second place.
England paceman Chris Jordan, the highest wicket-taker in the series with 12 wickets, was the highest mover outside the top 20, rocketing 52 places to reach a best-ever 51st.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan moved up two places to seventh on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, in the only positive movement inside the top 10.
Dilshan was the highest run-getter in the series, with 222 runs at an average of 44.40.
Outside of the top 20, England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler made the biggest move, jumping 31 places to a career-best 33rd with 580 ratings points. Buttler made 172 runs in four innings to be England’s highest run-getter in the series, and also scored his first ODI hundred.
Other batsmen to move up include Ian Bell in 22nd (up by one), Angelo Mathews in 24th (up by two) and Joe Root in 41st (up by one).
India’s Virat Kohli continues to top the batting list, followed by South Africa batsman AB de Villiers in second place and Australia’s George Bailey in third.