ODI ranking: Pakistan hangs on to sixth spot

India was ranked at number one in the ODI Championship Table.


APP June 24, 2013
Despite its dismal performance in Champions Trophy, Pakistan maintains its 6th spot in latest ODI ranking. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Pakistan maintained its sixth spot in the latest One-Day International ranking of International Cricket Council (ICC) released on Monday despite their dismal performance in the recently concluded Champions Trophy.

India's triumphant run in the Champions Trophy 2013 has helped it strengthen its position as the number one team in the ODI Championship table.

India entered the tournament on 119 ratings points and has gone up to 123 owing to its victories over South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan in the group stage, followed by wins over Sri Lanka in the semi-final and host England in the final.

India now has a lead of 10 ratings points over its nearest rival, England, which is currently on 113, level with third-placed Australia.

However, Alastair Cook's side is ranked above Michael Clarke's team by a fraction of a point.

South Africa continues to be ranked fourth with a loss of one ratings point (111) following its loss in the semi-final to England.

Sri Lanka is still at fifth but has also lost one ratings point to finish at 108.

India's Ravindra Jadeja made all-round gains in the latest ODI Player Rankings, a day after India beat England by five runs in the final of Champions Trophy.

Jadeja, who made an unbeaten 33 and picked two for 24 in the final, was named Man of the Match.

His haul of 12 wickets in the tournament also made him the highest wicket-taker, fetching him the Golden Ball trophy.

Jadeja's efforts helped him move up a place to a career-best third in the latest ODI Player Rankings for Bowlers.

Jadeja also moved up three places to 52nd in the batting table.

His combined effort with the bat and ball helped him move up a place to a best-ever third in the latest all-rounders' rankings.

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also made a return to the top 10 of the bowlers' list, having jumped six places to ninth. The bowlers' list is still headed by West Indies' Sunil Narine with Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal in second place.

Meanwhile, in ICC ODI Player Rankings for Batsmen, England batsman Jonathan Trott moved up a place to fourth.

Trott scored 229 runs from five games to end as the second highest run-scorer in the tournament.

The batting list continues to be headed by South African captain AB de Villiers, with teammate Hashim Amla in second place and India's Virat Kohli in third position.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who ended the tournament as the highest run-scorer after scoring 363 runs, has jumped 21 places to a career-best 29th position.

Dhawan's efforts with the bat not only fetched him the Player of the Tournament award but also earned him the Golden Bat trophy for scoring the most runs of the tournament.

COMMENTS (2)

deepak singh | 8 years ago | Reply

bad luck

Rafi Ka Deewana | 8 years ago | Reply

It's India everywhere! Like Hindustani music to my ears. Hope it'll last for some time.

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