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ICC Media Release: De Villiers, Hassan Ali move up to top of ODI rankings

ICC Media Release: De Villiers, Hassan Ali move up to top of ODI rankings.


Babar, Mushfiqur, Lakmal and Phehlukwayo among others to pick up in most recent rankings.

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has by and by snatched the best position in the MRF Tires ICC ODI Player Rankings while Pakistan’s Hassan Ali has risen as another main among bowlers in the most recent positioning updates completed on Friday.

An amazing thump of 176 by de Villiers in the second ODI against Bangladesh in Paarl, which comprised of 15 fours and seven sixes and fell off just 104 balls, has likewise helped South Africa edge India at the highest point of the MRF Tires ICC ODI Team Rankings by taking a 2-0 winning lead in the three-coordinate arrangement.

The most recent rankings, which consider the initial two matches of the South Africa-Bangladesh arrangement and the initial three matches of the continuous Pakistan-Sri Lanka arrangement in the United Arab Emirates, sees de Villiers move to the highest point of the ODI table for the fourteenth time in his vocation.

De Villiers, who has jumped Australian David Warner and India skipper Virat Kohli, had first accomplished best position on 30 May 2010 and the quantity of days he has spent at the best is second most after resigned Windies incredible Vivian Richards. De Villiers has now been at the best for 2,124 days while Richards was number one for 2,306 days.

Other batsmen to climb incorporate Pakistan’s Babar Azam (up two spots to a vocation best fourth position), the South African combine of Quinton de Kock (up three spots to fifth) and Hashim Amla (up two spots to ninth), and Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim (up five spots to eighteenth).

Hassan Ali Take 5 wickets in 3rd ODI against Sri-Lanka

Among bowlers, Hasan Ali’s pull of five for 34 in the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, which his group won by seven wickets for a conclusive 3-0 lead in the five-coordinate arrangement, has given the pace bowler a major lift in positioning focuses.

The 23-year-old, who has taken nine wickets in the arrangement up until now, has climbed six spots to end up plainly the fifth bowler at the highest point of the ODI rankings this year after Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada and Josh Hazlewood.

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


Muhammad Hafeez is back as best all-rounder

Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez is back as the best all-rounder, edging Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan. Hafeez, who initially accomplished best positioning in January 2013, has achieved the best spot for the ninth time.

In the interim, India will hope to wrest back the best spot in the group rankings when they go up against New Zealand in an up and coming three-coordinate arrangement.

South Africa and India are both on 120 focuses with South Africa ahead on decimal focuses. South Africa can achieve 121 focuses on the off chance that they finish a 3-0 arrangement prevail upon Bangladesh.

However India will surpass them on the off chance that they win the opening match against New Zealand, to be played an indistinguishable day from the last South Africa-Bangladesh coordinate, on 22 October.

On the off chance that India win that match, they too will be on 121 focuses yet ahead in decimal-point figuring. Be that as it may, India should win the arrangement against New Zealand 3-0 to hold the best spot should South Africa win the last match against Bangladesh.

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