The rise and fall are part of the rigorous journeys so is the number game at ICC Rankings. In the latest turn of events, we have got to witness some big changes at the ICC ODI Rankings as Ab de Villiers has replaced Virat Kohli as Top Batsman, Hasan Ali has replaced Imran Tahir as Top Bowler, and South Africa has replaced India as the top team. With all this coming, one can accept more drama coming up in some days as India will soon be locking horns with New Zealand.
AB de Villiers tops ICC ODI Batsman Ranking
AB de Villiers, who was making a comeback to the side after the gap of around 4-matches, grabbed the opportunity with both hands and smashed 176 against Bangladesh in 2nd ODI of the series at Boland Park, Paarl. AB’s scintillating innings included fifteen 4s and seven 6s and that all came up from just 104 balls at the strike rate of 169.23.
Getting powered by this fabulous innings, The Proteas star uncrowned king Kohli from the top rank at ICC ODI Best Batsman Ranking with the latest update at the rankings made on 20th October. It should be kept noted here that Indian skipper, Kohli failed to deliver something he is known for in the recently ended 5-match ODI series against Australia. The only Kohli-sh innings the Blue Shirts captain could play was 92 that came in 2nd ODI against Kangaroos.
The points difference between RCB duo Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers is just of two ratings and with home series on hand against Kiwis, the star Indian batsman would eyeing to get his place back on the top. On the other hand, Mr. 360 will try to cement his place with scoring some more of the brilliant innings.
Latest: ICC Top 10 Batsman Rankings
AB de Villiers
|5||Quinton de Kock||SA||802|
|10||Francois du Plessis||SA||754|
Hasan Ali tops ICC ODI Bowler Ranking
The Pakistani pacer seems unstoppable in the cricketing field as he has struck 40 wickets in 17-ODI matches he has played so far in year 2017. It will be pertinent to mention here that Hasan is the leading wicket-taker in ODIs in 2017.
Hasan Ali’s rise at top of the ICC ODI Bowlers ranking came up with dethroning South African spinner Imran Tahir from the top position. The major blow which got slipped Tahir to 2nd slot at ICC ODI Bowlers rankings is Hasan Ali’s superb performance against Sri Lanka in the ongoing ODI series. The latest fifer by Hasan Ali made him strong enough to grasp the top spot at ICC ODI bowler’s rankings.
Latest: ICC Top 10 Bowler Rankings
South Africa tops ICC ODI Team Rankings
Days back India got his hands on the top at ICC ODI rankings with making it 4-1 against Australia in 5-match ODI series, but once again South Africa has got themselves on top of the ICC ODI Team Rankings.
Proteas are currently playing against Bangladesh and as expected they are managing to get some comprehensive victories. One can expect more of tug of war coming their way as India will be targeting to get their top spot back with upcoming home series with New Zealand and Sri Lanka respectively.
Latest: ICC Top 10 Team Rankings
Mohammad Hafeez tops ICC All-rounder Rankings
Yes, we also have change at the top of ICC ODI All-Rounder rankings. The Bangladeshi superstar is not there at the top anymore as Pakistani ‘Professor’ Hafeez has taken the charge at the top.
Hafeez, who opens for Green Shirts, equally supports Pakistani side either with bat or bowl. But at the spot, the thing to worry for Hafeez is the report of his bowling action as suspicious.
Latest: ICC All-Rounder Rankings
|2||Shakib Al Hasan||BAN||345|