- David Warner and Travis Head have both made significant gains in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings
- England’s Phil Salt and Dawid Malan have broken into the top 100
- Suryakumar Yadav remains in first place with 890 points
After an incredible 269 run tally at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia openers David Warner and Travis Head have seen significant increases in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings (MCG).
A score of 106 in the deciding game saw Warner, a former top batter, finish with 240 runs and claim the honor of Player of the Series, moving him a notch to fifth on the list. Head, who racked up 208 runs following his 152-run performance as Player of the Match at the MCG, has moved up 12 spots to 30th place.
Her compatriot, middle-order batsman Steve Smith, has achieved a career-best seventh place finish thanks to his consistent play in the home series against England. Smith was third on the runs scorer list in the series, which Australia won 3-0, and his 195 runs were enough to move him three places to seventh place, previously occupied in January 2017. Also, Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Marsh is now 68th and 84th respectively on the list.
Mitchell Starc, a pacer who was named Player of the Match for his 4-for-47 performance at the second ODI in Sydney, has moved up four places to fourth while Adam Zampa, a leg spinner, is eight has gained places to seventh place and Pat Cummins, the new skipper, has moved up one place to seventeenth place.
Phil Salt and Dawid Malan, two hitters for England, have broken into the top 100. Malan sits at No. 100 after moving up 56 positions, while Salt has climbed six places to move up to 97th place.
Players from Namibia and the United States have also benefited from the recent weekly update due to their successes in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2. Up the hitter list is Namibia’s captain Gerhard Erasmus (up two places at No. 48) and Monank Patel of the United States (up three places at No. 50).
After conceding two wickets against Namibia and Papua New Guinea, American pacesetter Saurabh Netravalkar moved up to 31st in the bowling rankings, a career unmatched.
India captain Hardik Pandya moved up 10 spots to 50th among batsmen in the men’s T20I player rankings thanks to his uninterrupted 30 in the last game. Ishan Kishan, the opener, also improved to move up to 33rd place.
The three bowlers who moved up in the last update are Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up two spots at 11th), Arshdeep Singh (up one spot at 21st) and Yuzvendra Chahal (up eight spots at 40th).
Suryakumar Yadav, the top-ranked batter in good shape, remains in first place with 890 points and maintains a 54-point lead over Mohammad Rizwan, the Pakistani opener, who sits in second place with 836 Elo points.
Devon Conway, the opening batsman for New Zealand, moved up a spot to third place ahead of Pakistan captain Babar Azam thanks to his 59 score in the tied series final against India.
Blackcaps’ middle hitters Glenn Phillips (up one spot to seventh among batters) and Tim Southee (up two spots to 14th among bowlers) have both moved up the rankings.
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