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Bangladesh enjoys home comforts, Soumya Sarkar ascends batting rankings

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16th July, 2015 05:49:00 printer

Bangladesh enjoys home comforts, Soumya Sarkar ascends batting rankings

Bangladesh continued its recent fine run of home form in ODI cricket with an inaugural home series victory over South Africa on Wednesday to make it four successive home series victories.

 

The 2-1 triumph helped cement its ICC Champions Trophy 2017 qualification, as well as its seventh place position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings, and it has also closed the gap on sixth-placed England to two points, while the Proteas remain in fourth place but have dropped three rankings points to 109.

 

Soumya Sarkar had a series he won’t forget in a hurry and his scores of 27, 88 not out and 90 propelled Bangladesh to victory and also vaulted the 22-year-old 35 places in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen to a career high 15th on 671 points.

 

Another upward mover for the hosts was Nasir Hossain who has moved up one place to 37th.

 

The top 10 remains unchanged which means that AB de Villiers in first position, and captain Hashim Amla in third, are the leading batsmen for South Africa. Faf du Plessis has gained one place to 17th after scoring 110 runs in the series.

 

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Shakib Al Hasan has moved up one place to seventh and now lies just one place, and three points, behind Australia’s Mitchell Johnson.
 

Shakib joined his captain Mashrafe Mortaza in claiming their 200th ODI wickets in the third ODI in Chittagong and Mortaza has now moved up two places to 26th. But the biggest movers were Rubel Hossain (up 15 places to 40th), Mustafizur Rahman (up 19 to 69th), Mahmudullah (up 15 to 75th) and Nasir Hossain (up 18 to a career high 92nd).

 

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir has dropped three places to fifth in a disappointing series for the South Africa attack this time around, with no front line bowlers making upward progressions in the top 100.

 

Shakib retains his number one spot in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders on 418 points, 17 clear of Sri Lanka’s Tillikaratne Dilshan.

 

ICC ODI Championship table (as on 16 July, after 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka-Pakistan and following Bangladesh-South Africa and Zimbabwe-India series):

 

Rank   Team             Points

1          Australia          129

2          India                115

3          New Zealand   112

4          South Africa    109

5          Sri Lanka         105

6          England            98

7          Bangladesh       96

8          West Indies      88

9          Pakistan           88

10        Ireland             50

11        Zimbabwe       43

12        Afghanistan     41

 

(Developed by David Kendix)

 

ICC ODI PLAYER RANKINGS (as on 16 July, after 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka-Pakistan and following Bangladesh-South Africa and Zimbabwe-India series):

 

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank    (+/-)     Player               Team     Pts     Ave      HS Rating

1          ( - )      AB de Villiers    SA       889   53.65     902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

2          ( - )      K. Sangakkara    SL       851   41.98     861 v Sco at Hobart 2015

3          ( - )      Hashim Amla     SA       806   54.17     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

4          ( - )      Virat Kohli         Ind       790   50.66     886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

5          ( - )       T. Dilshan          SL       788   39.68     802 v Sco at Hobart 2015

6          ( - )       K. Williamson    NZ      786   47.41     789 v Aus at Auckland 2015

7          ( - )       S. Dhawan          Ind      765   44.41     794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

8          ( - )       Ross Taylor        NZ      732   43.03     736 v Eng at Southampton 2015

9          ( - )       MS Dhoni          Ind       723   52.24     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

10        ( - )       Glenn Maxwell  Aus      720   35.05     724 v Pak at Adelaide 2015

 

Selected rankings

Rank    (+/-)     Player                  Team      Pts       Ave      HS Rating

15        (+35)    Soumya Sarkar     Ban       671*!  49.42     671 v SA at Chittagong 2015

17        (+1)      F. du Plessis          SA        666      37.16    703 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014

19        (+1)      Suresh Raina        Ind         652      36.18     669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

21        ( - )       M. Rahim             Ban        649      31.10     663 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

23        (-7)       Q. de Kock           SA         640      37.22     749 v Aus at Sydney 2014

26        (-3)       David Miller         SA         629      37.55     635 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

29        (-1)        Tamim Iqbal        Ban        610      31.37     637 v WI at Khulna 2012

31        ( - )        S. Al Hasan          Ban        606      35.33     683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

34        (-1)        JP Duminy           SA          593      39.51     668 v Net at Mohali 2011

37        (+1)         Nasir Hossain     Ban        570       34.00     585 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

89        (+33)      J. Chibhabha        Zim        428      24.35     458 v SL at Harare 2008

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank   (+/-)       Player               Team    Pts      Ave              HS Rating

1         ( - )        Mitchell Starc    Aus      783!   18.33  4.70   783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

2         (+1)       Trent Boult        NZ       727*  24.08  4.64   738 v Eng at The Oval 2015

3         (+2)       Sunil Narine      WI       709    26.49  4.10   791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

4         ( - )        Dale Steyn         SA       706    25.57  4.81   746 v Ind at Durban 2013

5         (-3)        Imran Tahir        SA       704    21.54  4.40   735 v SL at Sydney 2015

6         ( - )        M. Johnson       Aus     693    25.26   4.83   724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

7         (+1)      S. Al Hasan       Ban      690    28.35   4.30   717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

8         (-1)       Saeed Ajmal      Pak      675    22.73  4.18    810 v SA at Centurion 2013

9         (+2)      James Anderson  Eng    650   29.22   4.92    719 v SA at The Oval 2013

10       (-1)       Morne Morkel     SA     646   24.19   4.92    717 v SL at East London 2012

 

Selected rankings

Rank   (+/-)       Player           Team    Pts      Ave                 HS Rating

12       (+4)       B. Kumar      Ind       639      34.71   4.55     657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014

26       (+2)       M. Mortaza    Ban      560     30.88   4.74     653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009

30       ( - )        Ryan McLaren SA     547      27.28  5.24     681 v Zim at Bulawayo 2014

31       (+1)       Tendai Chatara Zim    544*   34.29  5.20     562 v Ire at Hobart 2015

37       (+1)       Prosper Utseya  Zim    522    46.24   4.35    663 v Ban at Harare 2006

40       (+15)     Rubel Hossain   Ban     511    32.71  5.59    514 v Pak at Mirpur 2011

47       (+18)     Akshar Patel      Ind      492*! 26.60  4.59    492 v Zim at Harare 2015

51       (+7)       Mohit Sharma    Ind      487*  30.96  5.16    495 v Aus at Sydney 2015

69       (+19)     M. Rahman        Ban     456*! 12.61  4.25    456 v SA at Chittagong 2015

70       (-1)        JP Duminy         SA      451     40.57  5.11    469 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

75       (+15)     Mahmudullah     Ban    432     43.30  5.07    480 v SL at Mirpur 2014

92       (+18)     Nasir Hossain     Ban    406*!  43.26  4.64    406 v SA at Chittagong 2015

101     (+154)   Harbhajan Singh Ind     378*   33.31  3.66    735 v WI at Barbados 2002

 

All-rounders

Rank    (+/-)      Player                       Team     Pts         HS Rating

1          ( - )       Shakib Al Hasan       Ban      418        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

2          ( - )       T. Dilshan                 SL        401        415 v Sco at Hobart 2015

3          ( - )       Angelo Mathews       SL        386        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

4          (+1)       Mohammad Hafeez  Pak       366        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

5          (-1)         James Faulkner       Aus       361*/!   361 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

 

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs.

!indicates career-highest rating


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