Cricket World Cup 2015

Tahir rises to No 2 in ODI rankings

2015-03-31 10:29
Imran Tahir (AFP)

Cape Town - Australia’s Mitchell Starc has surged to the top of the ICC player rankings for ODI bowlers for the first time in his career following stellar performance in the Cricket World Cup, while South Africa’s Imran Tahir has risen to No 2.

The 25-year-old left-arm fast bowler finished ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament as joint-leading wicket-taker with New Zealand’s Trent Boult with 22 wickets, including two for 20 in eight overs in the final against New Zealand. This performance has helped Starc to rise two places and claim the No 1 position for the first time.

Starc had entered the Cricket World Cup in seventh position and during the course of the tournament, he gained 147 ratings points. He currently sits on 783 rating points, which is also his career-best rating and was achieved during the final played in front of over 93 000 spectators.

Boult has also made gains in the latest rankings following his excellent run in the tournament. The left-arm fast bowler has vaulted nine places to jump to career-high sixth position - a place he shares with Australia’s Mitchell Johnson, who has also moved up by two places.

TAHIR SA’S SHINING LIGHT

Leg-spinner Tahir also finished the series in a career-best second position. Tahir had started in 11th position and has leapfrogged nine places, thanks to his 15 wickets in eight matches.

Tahir’s Proteas team-mate, Dale Steyn, has dropped two spots to No 4, while Morne Morkel has risen one spot to No 9.

Australia’s James Faulkner, who was adjudged the player of the final, has also made an upward movement along with India’s Umesh Yadav.

Yadav has broken into the top 20 for the first time in his career following his 15 wickets in the series, including four for 72 in the semi-final against Australia. Yadav has rocketed 16 places to join England’s James Tredwell in 18th position.

Faulkner’s 10 wickets in the series has put him climb 12 positions to a career-high 23rd position with a career-high 585 ratings points, which he gained in the final against New Zealand.

ICC ODI Player Rankings (as of March 31, 2015, after the conclusion of the 2015 Cricket World Cup:

Batsmen

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

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

2 ( - ) K Sangakkara SL 860 41.98 861 v Sco at Hobart 2015

3 ( - ) Hashim Amla SA 828 55.26 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

4 ( - ) Virat Kohli Ind 822 51.47 886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014

5 ( - ) T. Dilshan SL 793 39.65 802 v Sco at Hobart 2015

6 (+1) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 756 43.98 794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

7 (-1) Kane Williamson NZ 733 44.76 789 v Aus at Auckland 2015

8 ( - ) MS Dhoni Ind 731 52.46 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

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

10 ( - ) George Bailey Aus 697 42.02 867 v SA at Harare 2014

11 ( - ) Ross Taylor NZ 691 41.40 722 v Pak at Napier 2015

12= (+1) Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 685 43.40 744 v SL at Fatullah 2014

(+7) Rohit Sharma Ind 685 39.43 686 v Ban at Melbourne 2015

(+19) Steven Smith Aus 685! 40.76 685 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

15 (-3) Aaron Finch Aus 684 36.74 743 v Eng at Melbourne 2015

16 (+2) Quinton de Kock SA 670 38.83 749 v Aus at Sydney 2014

17 (-3) Joe Root Eng 667 40.04 688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2014

18= (-3) Angelo Mathews SL 661 40.24 707 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

(+3) Faf du Plessis SA 661 36.60 703 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014

20 (-4) Brendan Taylor Zim 659 34.82 667 v NZ at Napier 2012

21 (-4) Suresh Raina Ind 653 36.16 669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013

22 (+12) Martin Guptill NZ 649 39.77 684 v Zim at Napier 2012

23 (-3) B. McCullum NZ 648 30.56 685 v Eng at Auckland 2013

24 (+4) David Miller SA 635! 38.06 635 v NZ at Auckland 2015

25 ( - ) Shane Watson Aus 634 40.61 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

26 (-4) Jos Buttler Eng 631 32.00 633 v Ind at Perth 2015

27 (-2) David Warner Aus 630 34.69 634 v Afg at Perth 2015

28 (-5) Ian Bell Eng 629 37.87 702 v Ind at Edgbaston 2007

29 (+3) Michael Clarke Aus 621 44.58 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

30 (-3) M. Rahim Ban 619 30.00 627 v Eng at Adelaide 2015

Bowlers

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

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

2 (+3) Imran Tahir SA 734* 20.51 4.35 735 v SL at Sydney 2015

3 (-2) Saeed Ajmal Pak 718 22.18 4.13 810 v SA at Centurion 2013

4 (-2) Dale Steyn SA 717 25.57 4.81 746 v Ind at Durban 2013

5 (-1) Sunil Narine WI 709 26.49 4.10 791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

6= (+2) Mitchell Johnson Aus 693 25.26 4.83 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

(+9) Trent Boult NZ 693*! 25.00 4.57 693 v Aus at Melbourne 2015

8 (-2) James Anderson Eng 670 29.22 4.92 719 v SA at The Oval 2013

9 (+1) Morne Morkel SA 666 23.98 4.90 717 v SL at East London 2012

10 (-3) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 659 28.31 4.30 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

11 ( - ) M. Shami Ind 638 24.89 5.54 654 v Ban at Melbourne 2015

12 (-3) Daniel Vettori NZ 636 31.71 4.12 788 v Eng at Durham 2008

13 (-1) M. Irfan Pak 631 29.10 4.86 641 v UAE at Napier 2015

14 (+3) R. Ashwin Ind 621 31.93 4.85 691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

15 (-1) Rangana Herath SL 615 31.91 4.41 703 v SA at Pallekele 2013

16 ( - ) M. Hafeez Pak 607 35.01 4.06 769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

17 (+3) Steven Finn Eng 600 28.09 4.99 755 v NZ at Auckland 2013

18= (+3) James Tredwell Eng 599 27.76 4.75 646 v SL at Pallekele 2014

(+16) Umesh Yadav Ind 599 31.44 5.74 600 v Ban at Melbourne 2015

20 (-2) B. Kumar Ind 598 36.76 4.61 657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014

21 (-2) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 594 33.19 4.84 738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013

22 (-9) Tim Southee NZ 586 31.02 5.27 638 v Eng at Wellington 2015

23= (+12) James Faulkner Aus 585! 30.25 5.52 585 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

(-1) Clint McKay Aus 585 24.37 4.78 709 v Eng at Cardiff 2013

25 ( - ) S. Senanayake SL 582 35.97 4.74 656 v NZ at Christchurch 2015

26 (-4) M. Mortaza Ban 581 30.71 4.70 653 v Zim at Mirpur 2009

27 (-3) Kyle Mills NZ 578 27.02 4.72 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

28 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 572 34.77 4.58 649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013

29 (-2) Lasith Malinga SL 570 27.31 5.23 675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

30 (-4) Shahid Afridi Pak 568 34.51 4.62 673 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points HS Rating

1 ( - ) T. Dilshan SL 404 415 v Sco at Hobart 2015

2 ( - ) S. Al Hasan Ban 388 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

3 ( - ) Angelo Mathews SL 378 427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

4 ( - ) M. Hafeez Pak 368 438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

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

6 ( - ) Shahid Afridi Pak 321 383 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

7 ( - ) Glenn Maxwell Aus 318/*! 318 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

8 (-1) Ravindra Jadeja Ind 298 378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013

9 (+4) JP Duminy SA 267 270 v NZ at Bay Oval 2014

10 (-1) Shane Watson Aus 266 433 v WI at St Lucia 2012

*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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