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Afghanistan aim to gain valuable points in the ODI series against Ireland

26 Aug 2018 CricTracker

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Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be hoping to make a move towards the top of the bowlers’ list in the ICC ODI Player Rankings as his side prepares for a three-match ODI series against Ireland in Belfast from Monday. Rashid, who is the top-ranked bowler in T20Is and a major draw in T20 leagues the world over, is currently on 763 points in ODIs, just 12 points adrift of top-ranked India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah.

His compatriot Mohammad Nabi is another player who would be eyeing the chance of moving up the rankings from his 16th position among bowlers and second among all-rounders. The leading Afghanistan batsmen in terms of rankings are Rahman Shah (31st) and Mohammad Shahzad (47th), while for Ireland, Paul Stirling (34th) and Kevin O’Brien (50th) lead the field. Fast bowler (Tim Murtagh 23rd) and off-spinner Andy McBrine (44th) are their main bowlers in terms of rankings in the series which culminates on 31 August.

In the ICC ODI Team Rankings, Afghanistan can gain two points and reach 65 points if they are able to continue the kind of domination displayed in a recent three-match T20I series against Ireland and win the ODI series 3-0. On the other hand, Ireland can move up by 10 points to 48 if they are able to win by the same margin. However, there will be no change in the ranking positions with Afghanistan and Ireland remaining in 10th and 12 positions, respectively, in any scenario.

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The next rankings update will take place following the ODIs of the Asia Cup Qualifiers, to be held in Malaysia from 29 August to 6 September. Nepal and the United Arab Emirates are the two sides with ODI status and their match on 30 August will enjoy ODI status, as will the final should both these teams qualify for it.

ICC ODI team rankings

Rank

Team

Points

1

England

127

2

India

121

3

New Zealand

112

4

South Africa

110

5

Pakistan

104

6

Australia

100

7

Bangladesh

92

8

Sri Lanka

80

9

West Indies

69

10

Afghanistan

63

11

Zimbabwe

53

12

Ireland

38

13

Scotland

33

14

UAE

18

Batsmen ranking (top 20)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Points

Avge

1

( – )

Virat Kohli

Ind

911!

58.2

2

( – )

Babar Azam

Pak

825

54.8

3

( – )

Joe Root

Eng

818

51.61

4

( – )

Rohit Sharma

Ind

806

44.98

5

( – )

David Warner

Aus

803

43.43

6

( – )

Ross Taylor

NZ

785

46.28

7

( – )

Quinton de Kock

SA

781

45.25

8

(+1)

Kane Williamson

NZ

778

46.87

9

(+1)

Shikhar Dhawan

Ind

770

45.72

10

(+1)

Jonny Bairstow

Eng

769

50.3

11

-3

Faf du Plessis

SA

766

44.4

12

(+1)

Tamim Iqbal

Ban

737!

36.23

13

(+1)

Martin Guptill

NZ

731

42.99

14

-2

Hashim Amla

SA

729

49.65

15

( – )

MS Dhoni

Ind

714

51.25

16

( – )

Fakhar Zaman

Pak

713*!

76.07

17

( – )

Aaron Finch

Aus

706

38.19

18

( – )

Jos Buttler

Eng

701

40.35

19

( – )

Steve Smith

Aus

675

41.84

20=

( – )

Travis Head

Aus

670*!

37

( – )

Jason Roy

Eng

670

39.06

Bowlers ranking (top 20)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Points

Avge

Eco

1

( – )

Jasprit Bumrah

Ind

775*

22.5

4.64

2

( – )

Rashid Khan

Afg

763*

14.4

3.96

3

( – )

Hasan Ali

Pak

742*

20.88

5.21

4

( – )

Trent Boult

NZ

699

24.63

5.09

5

( – )

Josh Hazlewood

Aus

696

24.27

4.72

6

( – )

Kuldeep Yadav

Ind

684*

19.35

4.82

7

(+1)

Adil Rashid

Eng

681!

30.8

5.52

8

(+1)

Kagiso Rabada

SA

676

27.62

5.09

9=

-2

Imran Tahir

SA

666

24.81

4.68

(+1)

Y. Chahal

Ind

666*

23.86

4.72

11

( – )

Chris Woakes

Eng

643

30.77

5.5

12

( – )

Mitchell Starc

Aus

642

20.95

4.93

13

( – )

Mitchell Santner

NZ

632

33.91

4.9

14

( – )

Moeen Ali

Eng

621

45.08

5.09

15

( – )

Akshar Patel

Ind

615*

31.31

4.43

16

( – )

Mohammad Nabi

Afg

611

31.95

4.29

17

( – )

M. Rahman

Ban

609*

20.01

4.71

18

( – )

Pat Cummins

Aus

607

28.45

5.38

19=

( – )

M. Mortaza

Ban

606

30.87

4.78

( – )

Matt Henry

NZ

606

24.59

5.57

All-rounder rankings (top 5)

Rank

  (+/-)

Player

Team

Points

1

( – )

Shakib Al Hasan

Ban

362

2

( – )

M. Nabi

Afg

323

3

( – )

M. Hafeez

Pak

322

4

( – )

Mitchell Santner

NZ

317!

5

( – )

Angelo Mathews

SL

305

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