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New Zealand and Bangladesh kick off busy ODI period

Media release

New Zealand's series against Bangladesh is set to kick off an extensive run of ODI fixtures as teams continue to shore up their preparations for the upcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.

  • Nine of the 10 teams in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 to feature in 23 ODIs over the next five weeks

New Zealand will kick off a three-match home series against Bangladesh in Napier on Wednesday with the aim of moving up to third position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings as sides prepare for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.

New Zealand will need to win 3-0 to overtake South Africa in the rankings but South Africa too will have a shot at improving their position in the coming weeks as nine of the 10 teams to feature in the 30 May to 14 July event will be seen in action in different parts of the world.

Table leaders England will take on the Windies in a five-match series starting in Bridgetown on 20 February knowing that a series loss could give a chance to India to overtake them just weeks ahead of the World Cup. If England lose the series to the Windies and India win a subsequent home series against Australia by a 4-1 margin, the 2011 champions will be at the top of the table by 13 March.

Similarly, Australia could overtake Pakistan with a series win by any margin over second-ranked India while 10th-ranked Afghanistan would be aiming to close the gap with two-times champions Windies, as the Asian side take on Ireland in a five-match home series being played in the Indian city of Dehradun from 28 February.

Australia will face off against India later this month
Australia will face off against India later this month

While the hectic mix of Tests, ODIs and T20Is over the past few months have seen all the leading players in action, the best in the format would be looking to fine-tune their wares for the 50-over contests and gain any psychological advantage by way of improvements in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings.

India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma currently lead the list of batsmen with two others from their team – left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan (10th) and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (17th) also featuring in the top 20.

England also have four players in the top 20 with the list having a sprinkling from different teams at the top with Ross Taylor of New Zealand, Joe Root of England, Babar Azam of Pakistan, Faf du Plessis of South Africa and Shai Hope of the Windies taking the positions from third to seventh.

Jasprit Bumrah is at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Bowling Rankings
Jasprit Bumrah is at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Bowling Rankings

The list of bowlers too is led by an Indian, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who is one among four Indians in the top 20 including wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who are in fourth and fifth places, respectively. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is in second place among bowlers and first among all-rounders, but only one point ahead of Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan.

Series scenarios:

New Zealand v Bangladesh:

  • New Zealand win 3-0 – New Zealand 112 points, Bangladesh 90 points
  • New Zealand win 2-1 – New Zealand 111, Bangladesh 93
  • Bangladesh win 2-1 – New Zealand 109, Bangladesh 95
  • Bangladesh win 3-0 – New Zealand 107, Bangladesh 97

England v Windies: 

  • England win 5-0 – England 127, Windies 71
  • England win 4-1 – England 125, Windies 74
  • England win 3-2 – England 123, Windies 76
  • Windies win 3-2 – England 121, Windies 78
  • Windies win 4-1 – England 120, Windies 81
  • Windies win 5-0 – England 118, Windies 83

South Africa v Sri Lanka: 

  • South Africa win 5-0 – South Africa 112, Sri Lanka 76
  • South Africa win 4-1 – South Africa 111, Sri Lanka 78
  • South Africa win 3-2 – South Africa 109, Sri Lanka 79
  • Sri Lanka in 3-2 – South Africa 107, Sri Lanka 81
  • Sri Lanka win 4-1 – South Africa 105, Sri Lanka 83
  • Sri Lanka win 5-0 – South Africa 104, Sri Lanka 84

India v Australia:

  • India win 5-0 – India 124, Australia 97
  • India win 4-1 – India 123, Australia 99
  • India win 3-2 – India 121, Australia 101
  • Australia win 3-2 – India 120, Australia 103
  • Australia win 4-1 – India 119, Australia 105
  • Australia win 5-0 – India 117, Australia 107

Afghanistan v Ireland:

  • Afghanistan win 5-0 – Afghanistan 69, Ireland 35
  • Afghanistan win 4-1 – Afghanistan 67, Ireland 39
  • Afghanistan win 3-2 – Afghanistan 65, Ireland 42
  • Ireland win 3-2 – Afghanistan 63, Ireland 45
  • Ireland win 4-1 – Afghanistan 60, Ireland 49
  • Ireland win 5-0 – Afghanistan 58, Ireland 52

Full schedule available here; Predictor function available here

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings (as of 12 February)

RankTeamPoints
1England126
2India122 
3South Africa111
4New Zealand111 
5Pakistan102
6Australia100
7Bangladesh93
8Sri Lanka78
9West Indies72
10Afghanistan67
11Zimbabwe52
12Ireland39
13Scotland33
14UAE15 
15Nepal15 

The Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing two more matches.

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings (as of 12 February)

Batsmen (top 20)

Rank

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

Virat Kohli

Ind

887

59.50

911 v Eng at Headingley 2018

2

Rohit Sharma

Ind

854

47.60

883 v Aus at Sydney 2019

3

Ross Taylor

NZ

821

47.82

831 v Ind at Hamilton 2019

4

Joe Root

Eng

807

51.52

824 v SL at Dambulla 2018

5

Babar Azam

Pak

801

51.29

846 v NZ at Wellington 2018

6

Faf du Plessis

SA

791

45.73

802 v Ind at Durban 2018

7

Shai Hope

Win

780!

47.48

780 v Ban at Sylhet 2018

8

Q. de Kock

SA

758

44.26

808 v Ban at East London 2017

9

Fakhar Zaman

Pak

755*!

53.40

755 v SA at Cape Town 2019

10

S. Dhawan

Ind

744

45.02

813 v Pak at Dubai 2018

11

K. Williamson

NZ

739

45.65

798 v SA at Centurion 2015

12

J. Bairstow

Eng

726

48.02

777 v Aus at Durham 2018

13

Hashim Amla

SA

722

49.74

901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

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M. Rahim

Ban

712!

34.94

712 v Win at Sylhet 2018

 

Tamim Iqbal

Ban

712

36.64

737 v Win at St Kitts 2018

16

Imam-ul-Haq

Pak

695*

60.55

706 v SA at Johannesburg 2019

17

MS Dhoni

Ind

688

50.80

836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

18

Jos Buttler

Eng

685

39.70

723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016

19

Martin Guptill

NZ

683

42.30

789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

20

Eoin Morgan

Eng

675

38.57

690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

 

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Eco

Highest Rating

1

Jasprit Bumrah

Ind

808

21.01

4.44

841 v Win at Thiruvananthapur 2018

2

Rashid Khan

Afg

788

14.47

3.90

806 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018

3

Trent Boult

NZ

732

24.86

5.10

766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

4

Kuldeep Yadav

Ind

719

20.64

4.77

765 v NZ at Bay Oval 2019

5

Y. Chahal

Ind

709

23.83

4.80

730 v NZ at Napier 2019

6

M. Rahman

Ban

695!

20.56

4.58

695 v Win at Sylhet 2018

7

Kagiso Rabada

SA

688

26.96

5.00

724 v Eng at Lord's 2017

8

Adil Rashid

Eng

683

30.42

5.50

687 v SL at Pallekele 2018

9

M. Ur Rahman

Afg

679*

19.06

3.84

691 v Ban at Abu Dhabi 2018

10

J. Hazlewood

Aus

665

25.15

4.73

733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018

11

Imran Tahir

SA

654

24.87

4.67

786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

12

Chris Woakes

Eng

642

30.64

5.51

673 v NZ at Christchurch 2018

13

A. Dananjaya

SL

641*

26.93

5.15

651 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2018

14

Hasan Ali

Pak

634

24.18

5.25

766 v NZ at Wellington 2018

15

M. Nabi

Afg

633

31.44

4.25

653 v Zim at Harare 2017

16

Dale Steyn

SA

629

25.92

4.88

746 v Ind at Durban 2013

17

B. Kumar

Ind

628

35.91

4.98

658 v Win at Dharamsala 2014

18

Mitchell Starc

Aus

623

21.44

4.95

783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

19

A. Phehlukwayo

SA

613!

29.80

5.65

613 v Pak at Cape Town 2019

20

Pat Cummins

Aus

607

29.73

5.31

629 v SA at Adelaide 2018

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank

Player

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

Rashid Khan

Afg

353*/

359 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018

2

Shakib Al Hasan

Ban

352

453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

3

Mohammad Nabi

Afg

337

349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

4

Mohammad Hafeez

Pak

296

437 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

5

M. Ali

Eng

289

306 v Aus at Old Trafford 2018

 

For more information on player rankings, please click here.

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