Pakistan in SA

Top ODI rank in SA's reach

2013-03-08 18:04
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - South Africa enters the five-match one-day international series against Pakistan in Bloemfontein on Sunday with an opportunity to reclaim the number-one ranking in the ICC ODI Championship table.

The Proteas are in fourth position but can leapfrog India, England and Australia if they win all five matches of the series.

If the hosts achieve a whitewash, as they did in the three-match Test series, they will win the ODI Shield and approximately R1.6 million, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Friday, as the top three sides have no ODIs scheduled before the April 1 cut-off date and their position will be assured.

South Africa has previously won the ODI Shield twice -- in 2008 and 2009.

If the Proteas wins the series 4-1, then they will move ahead of England into second position and will collect a cheque of about R680 000.

In contrast, sixth-ranked Pakistan can move to as high as fourth, but for this to happen, they will need to win all five ODIs in the series.

If Pakistan beats South Africa 3-2, then both sides will be locked at 109 ratings points, but the Proteas will be ranked above the tourists when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.

Another attraction of the ODI series is that it will feature the top-ranked batsman, bowler and all-rounder in the ICC Player Rankings.

Hashim Amla tops the rankings for ODI batsmen, Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal leads the bowlers' list, while Mohammad Hafeez is the number-one ranked all-rounder.

The player rankings will be updated at the end of the ODI series on March 25.

Read more on:    pakistan  |  proteas  |  pakistan in sa  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
15 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real
Fixtures
21 October 2014
New Zealand v South Africa, Mount Maunganui 00:01
24 October 2014
New Zealand v South Africa, Mount Maunganui 00:01
27 October 2014
New Zealand v South Africa, Hamilton 00:01
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Pakistan have levelled their five-match ODI series against the Proteas. How do you see the series panning out?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.