Rabada becomes best in the world

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rabada becomes best in the world

The International Cricket Council announced their latest rankings on Tuesday, and following young pace sensation Kagiso Rabada’s haul of 4/39 against England on Monday, he has moved up four places to No 1 on the ODI bowlers’ list.

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Rabada, just five days past his 22nd birthday, has displaced his compatriot Imran Tahir whom he leads by two points. With captain AB de Villiers top-ranked among batsmen, South Africa now has the top two bowlers as well as four players in the top 10 of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen – Quinton de Kock (fourth), Faf du Plessis (sixth) and Hashim Amla (10th) being the others.

The 22-year-old Rabada is the youngest No 1-ranked bowler since Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq in 1998, and he replaces another South African star in leg-spinner Imran Tahir at the top, with the latter in second.

Despite Rabada’s brilliant performance throughout the series against England in which he ended with seven wickets to his name, England got the series in their favour by 2-1.

 

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 30 May, before the ICC Champions Trophy)

Batsmen (top 20)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts       Avge    Highest Rating

   1       ( – )       AB de Villiers     SA        874      54.38    902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

   2       ( – )       David Warner    Aus      871      44.84    880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

   3       ( – )       Virat Kohli         Ind       852      53.11    886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

   4       (+2)      Q. de Kock       SA        776      43.71    803 v NZ at Wellington 2017

   5       (-1)       Joe Root           Eng      772      47.89    792 v Ire at Lord’s 2017

   6       (-1)       Faf du Plessis   SA        765      43.34    791 v SL at Cape Town 2017

   7=     (+1)      Babar Azam      Pak      762*!    55.08   762 v WI at Guyana 2017

            ( – )       Martin Guptill    NZ        762      43.66    789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

   9       ( – )       K. Williamson    NZ        742      45.90    798 v SA at Centurion 2015

  10      (+1)      Hashim Amla    SA        734      50.22    901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

  11      (-1)       Steve Smith      Aus      733      43.67    752 v Pak at Sydney 2017

  12      ( – )       Rohit Sharma    Ind       717      41.37    761 v Aus at Sydney 2016

  13      ( – )       MS Dhoni          Ind       712      50.96    836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

  14      ( – )       Ross Taylor      NZ        701      44.01    743 v Zim at Harare 2015

  15      (-1)       S. Dhawan        Ind       690      42.91    794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

  16      ( – )       Alex Hales        Eng      667      37.86    692 v SA at Headingley 2017

  17=    (+5)      Eoin Morgan     Eng      646      38.10    690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

            ( – )       Jos Buttler        Eng      646      36.40    723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016

  19      ( – )       Tamim Iqbal      Ban      642!     33.43   642 v NZ at Dublin 2017

  20      ( – )       M. Hafeez         Pak      632      32.73    665 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Avge     Eco      Highest Rating

   1       (+4)      K. Rabada        SA        724!     24.90    5.13     724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017

   2       (-1)       Imran Tahir       SA        722      24.18    4.67     786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

   3       (-1)       Mitchell Starc    Aus      701      19.88    4.81     783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

   4       (-1)       Sunil Narine      WI        690      26.46    4.12     791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

   5       (+1)      J. Hazlewood    Aus      684*!   25.18    4.65     684 v NZ at Hamilton 2017

   6       (-2)       Trent Boult        NZ        683      24.85    4.98     766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

   7       ( – )       Chris Woakes   Eng      645      31.56    5.59     651 v SA at Headingley 2017

   8       ( – )       M. Nabi              Afg      622      32.33    4.32     653 v Zim at Harare 2017

   9       (+1)      S. Al Hasan       Ban      620      28.74    4.38     717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

  10      (+1)      M. Santner        NZ        617*!   32.20    4.95     617 v Ban at Dublin 2017

  11=    (-2)       Matt Henry        NZ        615      25.26    5.62     675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

            ( – )       Akshar Patel     Ind       615*    30.20    4.38     624 v NZ at Visakhapatnam 2016

  13      ( – )       Amit Mishra      Ind       609*    23.60    4.72     618 v NZ at Visakhapatnam 2016

  14      (+1)      M. Mortaza       Ban      601      30.11    4.75     653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009

  15      (+3)      M. Rahman       Ban      600*!   16.00    4.62     600 v NZ at Dublin 2017

  16      (+7)      Liam Plunkett    Eng      597*    31.13    5.73     600 v SA at Southampton 2017

  17      (-1)       Jason Holder     WI        590      32.90    5.44     605 v SL at Bulawayo 2016

  18=    (-1)       Dale Steyn        SA        579      26.62    4.94     746 v Ind at Durban 2013

            (+2)      R. Ashwin         Ind       579      32.37    4.91     691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

  20      (-6)       Adil Rashid        Eng      576      34.12    5.68     655 v Ban at Chittagong 2016 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank    (+/-)      Player               Team     Pts      Highest Rating

   1       ( – )       S. Al Hasan       Ban      362      453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   2       ( – )       M. Hafeez         Pak      353      438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   3       ( – )       M. Nabi              Afg      330      349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

   4       ( – )       A. Mathews       SL        309      427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

   5       ( – )       J. Faulkner        Aus      308      361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015 

 

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com