Ireland all-rounder Paul Stirling and Bangladesh spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz have made notable gains in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after some fine performances in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
Stirling has gained eight slots to reach 20th place after scoring 285 runs against Afghanistan which included centuries in the second and third matches. The valiant effort in the series in Abu Dhabi, that his team lost 3-0, has taken him to the top of the run aggregate in the championship with 441 runs in six matches.
Stirling also scored 135 runs in his side’s preceding series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which was not part of the Super League and which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Off-spinner Mehidy was the most successful bowler in the series against the West Indies which his side swept 3-0 and his effort reflects in the latest update to the ODI rankings. Mehidy has progressed nine spots to take fourth position after grabbing seven wickets including a haul of four for 25 in the second ODI that won him the player of the match award.
Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s six wickets in the series have lifted him from 19th to eighth position while other Bangladesh players to gain in the latest rankings update include Shakib Al Hasan (up 15 places to 13th among bowlers) and Mushfiqur Rahim (up one place to 15th among batsmen) after their player of the match performances in the first and third matches, respectively.
Captain Tamim Iqbal (up one place to 22nd) and Mahmudullah (up five places to 49th) among batsmen and Mohammad Saifuddin (up three places to 43rd) among bowlers have also advanced for Bangladesh while West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has gained 11 slots to reach 34th position.
In other gains for Ireland players, Curtis Campher has advanced 81 places and is 100th among batsmen. Andy McBrine has gained two slots to reach 33rd position and Simi Singh has progressed 30 places to reach 64th among bowlers.
Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Shahidi (70th to 66th), Rashid Khan (96th to 89th) and Javed Ahmadi (103rd to 99th) have gained in the rankings for batsmen.
The UAE also saw some gains for its players with Muhammad Usman advancing five places to reach 78th position after slamming a century in the first match of the series and Rohan Mustafa gain six slots to reach 55th .
ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings (as of 27 January 2021)
Batsmen (top 10)
|1||( – )||Virat Kohli||India||870||59.31||909 v Eng at Headingley 2018|
|2||( – )||Rohit Sharma||India||842||49.27||882 v SL at Headingley 2019|
|3||( – )||Babar Azam||Pak||837||55.93||844 v NZ at Wellington 2018|
|4||( – )||Ross Taylor||NZ||818||48.44||836 v India at Auckland 2020|
|5||( – )||Aaron Finch||Aus||791!||41.85||791 v India at Canberra 2020|
|6||( – )||Faf du Plessis||SA||790||47.47||814 v Aus at Old Trafford 2019|
|7||( – )||David Warner||Aus||773||45.45||868 v Pak at Adelaide 2017|
|8||( – )||K Williamson||NZ||765||47.48||792 v SA at Centurion 2015|
|9||( – )||Q de Kock||SA||755||44.65||809 v SL at Durban 2019|
|10||( – )||J Bairstow||Eng||754||47.16||769 v Aus at Durham 2018|
Other selected rankings
|15||(+1)||M Rahim||Bangladesh||710||36.64||714 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2019|
|20=||(+8)||Paul Stirling||Ireland||684||39.47||689 v Pak at Dublin 2013|
|22||(+1)||Tamim Iqbal||Bangladesh||683||36.98||728 v WI at St Kitts 2018|
|49||(+5)||Mahmudullah||Bangladesh||552||34.23||575 v Afg at Abu Dhabi 2018|
|66||(+4)||H Shahidi||Afghanistan||498||32.97||514 v India at Southampton 2019|
|78||(+5)||M Usman||UAE||471*||31.82||478 v Ire at Abu Dhabi 2021|
|89=||(+7)||Rashid Khan||Afghanistan||432||20.57||473 v Ire at Dehradun 2019|
|(RE)||R Powell||West Indies||432*||25.35||453 v India at Visakhapatnam 2018|
|99||(+4)||Javed Ahmadi||Afghanistan||392||23.84||467 v HK at Bulawayo 2018|
|100=||(+81)||Curtis Campher||Ireland||391||50.83||399 v Afg at Abu Dhabi 2021|
Bowlers (top 10)
|1||( – )||Trent Boult||NZ||722||25.29||5.03||768 v WI at Old Trafford 2019|
|2||( – )||M Ur Rahman||Afg||708||22.04||3.96||712 v Ire at Abu Dhabi 2021|
|3||( – )||J Bumrah||India||700||25.33||4.65||838 v WI at Thiruvanthapuram 2018|
|4||(+9)||Mehidy Hasan||Ban||694!||36.1||4.51||694 v WI at Chittagong 2021|
|5||(-1)||Chris Woakes||Eng||675!||30.34||5.54||675 v Aus at Old Trafford 2020|
|6||(-1)||Kagiso Rabada||SA||665||27.34||4.99||718 v Eng at Lord’s 2017|
|7||(-1)||J Hazlewood||Aus||660||26.18||4.79||726 v Eng at Adelaide 2018|
|8||(+11)||M Rahman||Ban||658||22.35||5.13||693 v WI at Sylhet 2018|
|9||(-2)||M Amir||Pak||647||29.62||4.85||657 v SL at Karachi 2019|
|10||(-2)||Pat Cummins||Aus||646||28.78||5.25||725 v SL at The Oval 2019|
Other selected rankings
|13||(+15)||S Al Hasan||Ban||629||29.72||4.45||715 v Zim at Chittagong 2009|
|33||(+2)||Andy McBrine||Ire||536||34.98||4.44||568 v Zim at Bready 2019|
|34||(+11)||Alzarri Joseph||WI||534*!||29.58||5.68||534 v Ban at Chittagong 2021|
|43=||(+3)||M Saifuddin||Ban||496*!||30.08||5.86||496 v WI at Chittagong 2021|
|55||(+6)||Rohan Mustafa||UAE||477*!||33.44||4.67||477 v Ire at Abu Dhabi 2021|
|64||(+30)||Simi Singh||Ire||448*!||23.6||3.9||448 v Afg at Abu Dhabi 2021|
All-rounders (top five)
|1||( – )||S Al Hasan||Ban||420||447 v Zim at Chittagong 2009|
|2||( – )||M Nabi||Afg||294||346 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017|
|3||( – )||Chris Woakes||Eng||281||307 v NZ at Christchurch 2018|
|4||( – )||Ben Stokes||Eng||276||303 v NZ at Lord’s 2019|
|5||( – )||Imad Wasim||Pak||271||282 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020|