Tahir jumps to No 1 in ODI rankings

2017-02-11 15:30
Imran Tahir (Getty)

Cape Town - Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir has become the number one bowler in ODI cricket after the series whitewash against Sri Lanka.

According to the ICC website, Tahir surged to the top of the ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers after claiming 10 wickets in the series.

Tahir is already the number-one ranked bowler in the T20I bowler rankings and had started the ODI series in third place on 712 points.

During the Sri Lankan series, he earned 49 points, which have helped him to move ahead of New Zealand's Trent Boult and Sunil Narine of the West Indies.

Protea bowlers Wayne Parnell and Chris Morris are the other players from the series to make impressive gains in the latest rankings, which were released on Saturday and also incorporates the New Zealand versus Australia series.

Parnell was the leading wicket-taker in the series taking 11 wickets, for which he has jumped up 16 places and puts him in 28th position alongside Tim Southee of New Zealand.

Protea fast bowler Morris has vaulted 70 places to sit in 51st position after claiming eight wickets against Sri Lanka.

Top 10 ICC ODI bowler rankings:

1. Imran Tahir (RSA) - 761

2. Trent Boult (NZ) - 757

3. Sunil Narine (WI) - 711

4. Mitchell Starc (AUS) - 700

5. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) - 684

6. Shakib Al Hasan (BANG) - 643

7. Kagiso Rabada (RSA) - 635

8. Matt Henry (NZ) - 635

9. Adil Rashid (ENG) - 628

10. Mohammad Nabi (AFG) - 619

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