England and India resume battle for position on Reliance ICC ODI Championship table

ICC MEDIA RELEASE, Dubai, 12 October 2011: ICC World Twenty20 champion England and world champion India resume their battle for position in the Reliance ICC ODI Championship table when they go head to head in the five-ODI series, which starts in Hyderabad on Friday.

England is currently in fourth position, leading fifth-placed India by just a ratings point. However, all this can change depending how the series pans out. And with number-one ranked Australia also ready to lock horns with third-placed South Africa from next Wednesday at Centurion, there is the possibility of plenty of movement at the top of the order.

In the second half of the table, Bangladesh hosts the West Indies in a three-ODI series from Thursday with the home side eyeing an upward movement.

Eighth-ranked West Indies leads Bangladesh in ninth place by 15 ratings points but the team placings will reverse if Bangladesh wins all the three matches. If this happens, Bangladesh will gain a place on the table as it would earn a swing of 16 ratings.

To find out exactly how the forthcoming matches will affect the team rankings, please click here. Unlike the Test Championship table, the ODI Championship table is updated after every match.

Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen, England’s Jonathan Trott, who won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award at the LG ICC Awards in London last month, is in fourth position and will be aiming to improve his ranking further.

The 30-year-old trails second-ranked AB de Villiers of South Africa by 54 ratings points and third-ranked Shane Watson of Australia by 10 ratings points. But given he is in a qualification period for batsmen*, it is likely that he will move even further up the ladder depending on how he performs in the series.

Trott, who has scored 1,596 runs in 35 ODIs, including 1,113 runs from 24 matches this year, had also played an integral role in England’s 3-0 win over India earlier this English summer when he scored 111 runs which had helped him gain two places in the rankings.

The next highest-ranked England batsman after Trott is captain Alastair Cook who is in 42nd position while Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell are in 52nd and 55th positions, respectively with Ravi Bopara sitting in 65th spot.

India boasts three batsmen inside the top 15 with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading from the front. He is in sixth position and will be keen to regain the coveted number-one position he surrendered to AB de Villiers after the tri-nation series in Sri Lanka last August. Dhoni trails fifth-ranked Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka by 13 ratings points while he is 16 ratings points behind Trott.

The other India batsmen aiming to climb up the ladder include Virat Kohli (ninth), Gautam Gambhir (14th) and Suresh Raina (30th).

The highest-ranked Bangladesh and West Indies batsmen are Shakib Al Hasan and Lendl Simmons in 23rd and 49th, respectively.

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers, England’s Graeme Swann will be hoping to strengthen his position on top of the tree. The off-spinner leads second-ranked New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori by 27 ratings points.

In the absence of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan is England’s highest-ranked bowler in 27th position.

Likewise, India will also be without its four frontline bowlers – Ashish Nehra, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel and Harbhajan Singh. In their absence, Praveen Kumar is the highest-ranked India bowler in 21st position.

Bangladesh left-arm spinners Abdur Razzak and Shakib Al Hasan are inside the top 20 in 14th and 17th positions, respectively, followed by West Indies’ pace duo of Ravi Rampaul and Darren Sammy in 30th and 31st positions, respectively.

Series schedule:

Bangladesh v West Indies
13 Oct – First ODI (d/n), Mirpur
15 Oct – Second ODI (d/n), Mirpur
18 Oct – Third ODI (d/n), Chittagong

India v England
14 Oct – First ODI (d/n), Hyderabad
17 Oct – Second ODI (d/n), New Delhi
20 Oct – Third ODI (d/n), Mohali
23 Oct – Fourth ODI (d/n), Mumbai
25 Oct – Fifth ODI (d/n), Kolkata

Reliance ICC ODI Championship (as of 12 October, before the start of Bangladesh and West Indies, and India and England ODI series)

Rank   Team                          Rating

1          Australia                      130
2          Sri Lanka                     119
3          South Africa               116
4          England                       113
5          India                            112
6          Pakistan                       101
7          New Zealand              90
8          West Indies                 78
9          Bangladesh                 63
10        Zimbabwe                   44
11        Ireland                         41
12        Netherlands                 15
13        Kenya                          0

(Developed by David Kendix)

Reliance ICC ODI Rankings

Batsmen

Rank      Player                   Team     Pts          Ave         HS Rating
1           Hashim Amla       SA           867         57.25     890 v Ind at Centurion 2011
2           AB de Villiers        SA           804         45.68     823 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2010
3           Shane Watson      Aus         760         43.38     776 v SL at Hambantota 2011
4           Jonathan Trott     Eng         750*      51.48     753 v Ind at Durham 2011
5           K.Sangakkara      SL           747         38.00     758 v Aus at Hambantota 2011
6           MS Dhoni              Ind          734         49.48     837 v Aus at Delhi 2009
7           Michael Clarke    Aus         730         45.81     751 v SL at Melbourne 2008
8           Mike Hussey        Aus         729         50.53     865 v NZ at Perth 2007
9           Virat Kohli            Ind          725         43.46     804 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
10         T.Dilshan               SL           690         35.10     766 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011
14         G.Gambhir            Ind          669         40.73     723 v NZ at Vadodara 2010
23         Shakib Al Hasan Ban        643         34.69     660 v Zim at Mirpur 2010
29         Tamim Iqbal        Ban        611         29.64     632 v Eng at Mirpur 2010
30         Suresh Raina        Ind          600         35.21     661 v SL at Bulawayo 2010
42         Alastair Cook       Eng         565*!    38.97     565 v Ind at Cardiff 2011
49=       Lendl Simmons    WI          534*      30.56     544 v Ind at Antigua 2011
Imrul Kayes          Ban        534         29.20     567 v Aus at Mirpur 2011
52         Kevin Pietersen    Eng         533         40.13     842 v Aus at Antigua 2007
55         Ian Bell                  Eng         526         34.38     693 v Ind at Lord’s 2007
59         M.Rahim               Ban        514         25.68     522 v Zim at Harare 2011
65         Ravi Bopara         Eng         499         30.83     518 v Aus at Lord’s 2009
66         Kieron Pollard      WI          495*!    21.73     495 v Ind at Jamaica 2011
68         Darren Bravo       WI          488*!    33.45     488 v Ind at Jamaica 2011
82         Craig Kieswetter   Eng         456*      30.63     462 v Ind at The Oval 2011
87         Dwayne Bravo     WI          448         24.17     493 v Eng at Ahmedabad 2006
95         Devon Smith        WI          433         26.68     459 v Pak at St Lucia 2011
97         Shahriar Nafees   Ban        429         32.75     606 v Ber at Antigua 2007

Bowlers

Rank      Player                   Team     Pts          Avge      Econ      HS Rating
1           Graeme Swann    Eng         728!       23.84     4.43       728 v Ind at Cardiff 2011
2           Daniel Vettori       NZ          701         31.48     4.12       789 v Eng at Christchurch 2008
3           Mitchell Johnson Aus         680         25.30     4.86       729 v Ban at Darwin 2008
4           Dale Steyn            SA           663         27.62     5.11       668 v Ind at Nagpur 2011
5           Morne Morkel      SA           661         23.93     4.89       704 v Ind at Centurion 2011
6           Doug Bollinger     Aus         659*      22.83     4.49       676 v Eng at Hobart 2011
7           Saeed Ajmal         Pak         658         26.85     4.21       693 v WI at Barbados 2011
8           Ray Price               Zim         653         33.58     3.81       722 v WI at Guyana 2010
9           L.Tsotsobe            SA           652*      18.74     4.49       655 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
10         Lasith Malinga     SL           639         25.03     4.93       679 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007
14         Abdur Razzak      Ban        622         27.77     4.49       675 v Zim at Chittagong 2010
17         Shakib Al Hasan Ban        610         29.38     4.31       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
21         Praveen Kumar    Ind          600         33.76     5.00       652 v NZ at Dambulla 2010
27         Tim Bresnan         Eng         590         36.60     5.31       606 v Ind at The Oval 2011
30         Ravi Rampaul     WI          573         30.25     5.01       584 v Pak at Guyana 2011
31         Darren Sammy    WI          555         44.45     4.57       602 v Can at Jamaica 2010
40         Kemar Roach       WI          503*      25.62     4.77       525 v Eng at Chennai 2011
41         R.Ashwin               Ind          502*      26.32     4.91       508 v Eng at Lord’s 2011
44         Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          501*      42.39     5.02       592 v SL at Dambulla 2010
52         Jerome Taylor      WI          490         26.82     4.80       626 v NZ at Christchurch 2009
54         Rubel Hossain      Ban        483*      33.48     5.51       484 v Zim at Bulawayo 2011
72         Amit Mishra         Ind          457*      30.26     4.48       469 v WI at Jamaica 2011
74         Shafiul Islam        Ban        453!       34.77     5.96       453 v Zim at Bulawayo 2011
80         Naeem Islam        Ban        439*      39.27     4.80       467 v Eng at Chittagong 2011
84         Mahmudullah      Ban        428!       48.75     5.15       428 v Zim at Bulawayo 2011
90         Nazmul Hossain  Ban        419*      33.38     5.12       493 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
91         Kieron Pollard      WI          417*      32.17     5.24       446 v SA at Trinidad 2010
95         Devendra Bishoo WI          414*      21.57     4.18       418 v Ind at Antigua 2011

All-rounders

Rank      Player                   Team     Pts          HS Rating
1           Shane Watson      Aus         415        429 v SL at Kandy 2011
2           Shakib Al Hasan Ban        392        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
3           M.Hafeez              Pak         346!       346 v Zim at Harare 2011
16         Tim Bresnan         Eng         242        247 v Ind at Lord’s 2011
21         Darren Sammy    WI          226        252 v SA at Antigua 2010
26         Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          205*/*  253 v SL at Dambulla 2010
*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs.
!indicates career-highest rating
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