India whitewash ODI series against Zimbabwe and gain one more point to maintain fourth spot in the latest MRF Tyres ODI team cricket rankings while left-arm spinner Axar Patel moved to a career-best 13th rank after climbing 20 spots despite picking up only three wickets against the Zimbabwe.
Another tri-series going on in the Carribean also had an impact on the rankings, Australia’s Josh Hazelwood climbing 19 spots to the number 18 in the bowler’s rankings while the hosts West Indies have benefitted with their victories over Australia and South Africa to gain five points.
Rohit Sharma’s absence from the Zimbabwe tour saw lose of two spots, dropping down to the 7th spot with Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and the New Zealand pair of Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill benefitting from the Indian opener’s absence.
With the five-match ODI series between England and Sri Lanka commencing on Tuesday in Nottingham, the hosts, who are outright favourites after winning the Test series 2-0, will be aiming to move ahead of the visitors who are just one spot ahead of England at the moment. A 4-1 series win for the hosts will see England leapfrog Sri Lanka while an unlikely 5-0 whitewash in favour of the visitors will see them move ahead of India to claim the fourth spot.
MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings
Australia on top of the team rankings with a healthy 9-point lead over New Zealanders and can further extend their lead at the top with a victory in the ongoing tri-series.
MRF Tyres ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli are well ahead of the competition in the batsmen rankings but the Indian batsmen could lose out with India’s next ODI assignment still a few months away.
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MRF Tyres ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings
Three spinners make up the Top 5. While West Indies’ Sunil Narine started off the tri-series with a six-wicket haul against South Africa, a reversal of fortunes ensued as the hosts were destroyed by Imran Tahir’s seven-wicket spell that has set the tri-series up for an interesting finale.
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