CWC15: Dilshan tops all-rounders chart, Sanga second in batting standings
March 2, 2015 03:40 pm
Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan has become the highest ranked all-rounder in the ICC ODI Player Rankings after 23 pool stage matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Dilshan’s 229 runs and three wickets helped him gain three places and he now leads Bangladesh’s second-ranked Shakib Al Hasan by 10 ratings points.
Dilshan’s team-mate Kumar Sangakkara is the leading World Cup run-getter so far with 268 runs and the left-hander has moved up two places to join South Africa’s Hashim Amla in second place.
The batting table is headed by South Africa captain AB de Villiers who leads second-ranked Sangakkara and Amla by 49 ratings points. De Villiers with 217 runs is sixth in the list of leading run-getters in the tournament to date and is just two ratings points short of becoming only the 11th batsman to break the 900-point barrier since the introduction of the current ODI player rankings system.
West Indies’ Chris Gayle with 258 runs is second on the batting list for which he has been rewarded with a leap of five places that, in turn, has put him in 52nd place along with Afghanistan’s Samiullah Shenwari (up by 12 places).
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and South Africa’s David Miller are the biggest movers in the latest rankings, which were released on Monday. McCullum has jumped 10 places to 18th following his 207 runs in four matches to date, while Miller has moved up 14 places to 23rd as his three innings have yielded 180 runs to date.
Other batsmen to head in the right direction are Aaron Finch eighth (up by four places), Misbah-ul-Haq 13th (up by two places), Suresh Raina 20th (up by four places), Mahela Jayawardene 21st (up by four places) and Brendan Taylor 29th (up by three places).
Ireland’s Paul Stirling remains the highest-ranked batsman from the Associate Member sides and is sharing 34thposition with Bangladesh duo Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Stirling’s team-mate Ed Joyce has gained 12 places and is now in 58th spot, while the UAE’s Shaiman Anwar, who is the seventh leading run-getter to date with 208 runs, is in 99th spot after rocketing 93 places. - cricketbadger