Aussie Skipper Aaron Finch Moves Into Top 10 After Pakistan Series

Australia captain Aaron Finch has moved into the top 10 of the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after a superb run in the series against Pakistan, which his side won 5-0 to bolster its confidence just two months before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

The 32-year-old’s player of the series effort of 451 runs, with two centuries and at an average of 112.75, has seen him gain 12 slots to reach joint-ninth position, even as his other team-mates too made important gains in the list of batsmen with memorable efforts in the five-match series in the United Arab Emirates.

RANCHI, INDIA – MARCH 08: Usman Khawaja of Australia celebrates scoring his century during game three of the One Day International series between India and Australia at JSCA International Stadium Complex on March 08, 2019 in Ranchi, India. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Finch’s opening partner Usman Khawaja has gained six slots to reach 19th position after scoring 272 runs in the series while Glenn Maxwell has advanced 10 places to reach 23rd place with 258 runs. Shaun Marsh has gained three slots to reach 44th after an aggregate of 182 runs.

Among their bowlers, leg-spinner Adam Zampa (up from 49th to 45th) and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile (up from 60th to 49th) have reaped the rewards of taking seven wickets each in the series while Jhye Richardson (up from 47th to 38th) is another one to move up.

For Pakistan, Imad Wasim has made huge gains after scoring 141 runs in the series and taking three wickets. The left-hander, who led his side in the last two matches after Shoaib Malik had to withdraw due to an injury, has gained 16 places to reach 68th among batsmen, advanced seven places to reach 37th in the list of bowlers and moved from 16th to joint-sixth among all-rounders along with West Indies captain Jason Holder.

Others to advance for Pakistan include Haris Sohail (up 33 places to 58th) and Mohammad Rizwan (up 45 places to 101st) among batsmen and Yasir Shah (up four places to 62nd) and Faheem Ashraf (up nine places to 70th) among bowlers.

There has been no change of positions in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings but Australia have increased the gap over Pakistan from one to 11 points.

 

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Avge    Highest Rating

   1        ( – )       Virat Kohli         India     890      59.57    911 v Eng at Headingley 2018

   2        ( – )       Rohit Sharma    India     839      47.39    883 v Aus at Sydney 2019

   3        ( – )       Ross Taylor      NZ        830      48.34    831 v India at Hamilton 2019

   4        ( – )       Q de Kock         SA        803      45.56    813 v SL at Durban 2019

   5        ( – )       Faf du Plessis   SA        801      46.54    810 v SL at Centurion 2019

   6        (+1)      Joe Root           Eng      791      50.90    824 v SL at Dambulla 2018

   7        (-2)       Babar Azam      Pak      781      51.29    846 v NZ at Wellington 2018

   8        (+1)      Martin Guptill     NZ        750      43.51    789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

   9=     (+12)    Aaron Finch      Aus      744!     39.33    744 v Pak at Dubai 2019

            (+1)      Shai Hope         WI        744      45.56    785 v Eng at Barbados 2019

 

Other selected rankings

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts        Avge   Highest Rating

19        (+6)      U Khawaja        Aus      685*!   44.21   685 v Pak at Dubai 2019

 23        (+10)    Glenn Maxwell  Aus      666       33.33   735 v India at Canberra 2016

44        (+3)      Shaun Marsh    Aus      565       41.62   581 v SA at Sydney 2009

58        (+33)    Haris Sohail      Pak      525*!   48.11   525 v Aus at Dubai 2019

68        (+16)    Imad Wasim      Pak      506*!   47.40   506 v Aus at Dubai 2019

88        (+7)      Alex Carey        Aus      458*    30.64   471 v Pak at Dubai 2019

101       (+45)    M Rizwan          Pak      423*    33.57   426 v Aus at Dubai 2019

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank    (+/-)      Player               Team    Pts       Avge      Eco     Highest Rating

   1        ( – )       Jasprit Bumrah  India     774       22.15    4.51     841 v WI at T’puram 2018

   2        ( – )       Trent Boult        NZ        759       24.70    5.07     766 v India at Delhi 2016

   3        ( – )       Rashid Khan     Afg       747      15.00    3.90     806 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018

   4        ( – )       Imran Tahir       SA        703      24.21    4.62     786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

   5        ( – )       Kagiso Rabada SA        701      26.43    4.98     724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017

   6        (+1)      Pat Cummins    Aus      694      26.53    5.18     701 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2019

   7        (-1)       Kuldeep Yadav  India     689      21.74    4.93     765 v NZ at Bay Oval 2019

   8        ( – )       Y Chahal           India     680      24.61    4.89     730 v NZ at Napier 2019

   9        ( – )       M Ur Rahman   Afg       678*    18.80    3.74     691 v Ban at Abu Dhabi 2018

  10       ( – )       Adil Rashid       Eng      672      29.74    5.58     687 v SL at Pallekele 2018

  

Other selected rankings

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team     Pts        Avge     Eco     Highest Rating

37        (+7)      Imad Wasim      Pak      543*     42.51   4.63     554 v SL at Sharjah 2017

 38=     (+9)      J Richardson     Aus      540*     26.33   5.85     548 v Pak at Sharjah 2019

45        (+4)      Adam Zampa    Aus      517        35.45   5.59     528 v Pak at Dubai 2019

49        (+11)    N Coulter-Nile   Aus      499*     26.56   5.47     513 v India at Nagpur 2017

52        (+26)    Nathan Lyon     Aus      491*!    44.34   4.86     491 v Pak at Dubai 2019

62        (+4)      Yasir Shah        Pak      469*     47.39   5.22     487 v Zim at Bulawayo 2018

63        (+31)    U Shinwari        Pak      465*!    19.32   4.91     465 v Aus at Dubai 2019

70        (+9)      Faheem Ashraf Pak      445*     31.57   4.56     452 v Aus at Sharjah 2019

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Highest Rating

   1        ( – )       Rashid Khan     Afg       356      359 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2018

   2        ( – )       S Al Hasan        Ban      341      453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   3        ( – )       M Nabi               Afg       329      349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

   4        ( – )       M Hafeez          Pak      282      437 v India at Kolkata 2013

   5        ( – )       M Santner         NZ        278      317 v Eng at Christchurch 2018

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