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April 13, 2021

Stirling, Mehidy gain big in ODI Rankings

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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)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
1( – )Virat KohliIndia87059.31909 v Eng at Headingley 2018
2( – )Rohit SharmaIndia84249.27882 v SL at Headingley 2019
3( – )Babar AzamPak83755.93844 v NZ at Wellington 2018
4( – )Ross TaylorNZ81848.44836 v India at Auckland 2020
5( – )Aaron FinchAus791!41.85791 v India at Canberra 2020
6( – )Faf du PlessisSA79047.47814 v Aus at Old Trafford 2019
7( – )David WarnerAus77345.45868 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
8( – )K WilliamsonNZ76547.48792 v SA at Centurion 2015
9( – )Q de KockSA75544.65809 v SL at Durban 2019
10( – )J BairstowEng75447.16769 v Aus at Durham 2018

Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeHighest Rating
15(+1)M RahimBangladesh71036.64714 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2019
20=(+8)Paul StirlingIreland68439.47689 v Pak at Dublin 2013
22(+1)Tamim IqbalBangladesh68336.98728 v WI at St Kitts 2018
49(+5)MahmudullahBangladesh55234.23575 v Afg at Abu Dhabi 2018
66(+4)H ShahidiAfghanistan49832.97514 v India at Southampton 2019
78(+5)M UsmanUAE471*31.82478 v Ire at Abu Dhabi 2021
89=(+7)Rashid KhanAfghanistan43220.57473 v Ire at Dehradun 2019
 (RE)R PowellWest Indies432*25.35453 v India at Visakhapatnam 2018
99(+4)Javed AhmadiAfghanistan39223.84467 v HK at Bulawayo 2018
100=(+81)Curtis CampherIreland39150.83399 v Afg at Abu Dhabi 2021


Bowlers (top 10)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest Rating
1( – )Trent BoultNZ72225.295.03768 v WI at Old Trafford 2019
2( – )M Ur RahmanAfg70822.043.96712 v Ire at Abu Dhabi 2021
3( – )J BumrahIndia70025.334.65838 v WI at Thiruvanthapuram 2018
4(+9)Mehidy HasanBan694!36.14.51694 v WI at Chittagong 2021
5(-1)Chris WoakesEng675!30.345.54675 v Aus at Old Trafford 2020
6(-1)Kagiso RabadaSA66527.344.99718 v Eng at Lord’s 2017
7(-1)J HazlewoodAus66026.184.79726 v Eng at Adelaide 2018
8(+11)M RahmanBan65822.355.13693 v WI at Sylhet 2018
9(-2)M AmirPak64729.624.85657 v SL at Karachi 2019
10(-2)Pat CumminsAus64628.785.25725 v SL at The Oval 2019


Other selected rankings

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest Rating
13(+15)S Al HasanBan62929.724.45715 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
33(+2)Andy McBrineIre53634.984.44568 v Zim at Bready 2019
34(+11)Alzarri JosephWI534*!29.585.68534 v Ban at Chittagong 2021
43=(+3)M SaifuddinBan496*!30.085.86496 v WI at Chittagong 2021
55(+6)Rohan MustafaUAE477*!33.444.67477 v Ire at Abu Dhabi 2021
64(+30)Simi SinghIre448*!23.63.9448 v Afg at Abu Dhabi 2021


All-rounders (top five)

Rank(+/-)PlayerTeamPtsHighest Rating
1( – )S Al HasanBan420447 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2( – )M NabiAfg294346 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
3( – )Chris WoakesEng281307 v NZ at Christchurch 2018
4( – )Ben StokesEng276303 v NZ at Lord’s 2019
5( – )Imad WasimPak271282 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020
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