Tsotsobe jumps 38 places

2011-02-07 19:58
Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - South Africa fast bowlers Morné Morkel and Lonwabo Tsotsobe, and England batsman Jonathan Trott have achieved career-best rankings in the ICC ODI Player Rankings, which were released on Monday.

Morkel, who took 12 wickets in South Africa's 3-2 series win over India, has vaulted 10 places to second position in the Player Rankings for ODI bowlers while Tsotsobe has been rewarded for finishing as the leading wicket-taker in the series, with 13 wickets, with a rise of 38 positions which puts him in 10th spot.

With Dale Steyn also climbing nine places after claiming eight wickets in the series to occupy eighth position, South Africa now has three bowlers inside the top 10.

In the Player Rankings for ODI batsmen, England's Jonathan Trott is the biggest mover.

The 29-year-old Warwickshire batsman finished as the most successful batsman in the seven-match series between Australia and England with 375 runs.

As a result, he has been rewarded with a jump of 23 places which has given him a career-best to date ranking of 19th. Others inside the top 20 and heading in the right direction are India's Virat Kohli, Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, and South Africa's JP Duminy in 18th position (up by eight places).

South Africa's Hashim Amla leads team-mate AB de Villiers by a distance in the batting table.

In the Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders, the only change in the top is the entry of England's Paul Collingwood in fifth position. The list is headed by Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan.

In the ODI Championship, Bangladesh has moved ahead of the West Indies in eighth place, thanks to Sri Lanka's 2-0 win over Darren Sammy's side in the three-match series which finished in Colombo on Sunday.

Both Bangladesh and the West Indies are locked on 66 ratings points but Bangladesh is placed higher after the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.

Meanwhile, Australia's 6-1 series win over England has earned it three ratings points and it now sits pretty on 131 with its closest rivals being India and Sri Lanka who are on 119 ratings points each. South Africa is a further one point behind in fourth position.

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