ICC Media Release-24 November - Saeed Ajmal ranked number-one ODI bowler in the world

Saeed Ajmal ranked number-one ODI bowler in the world
Afridi and Hafeez break into top 10 bowlers; Akmal gains six places in batting chart

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has rocketed to the top of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers following an impressive series performance against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.

Ajmal took 11 wickets at an average of just 16.27 and an economy-rate of less than 4.00 to help his side to a 4-1 series win. That effort won him five places on the latest rankings and puts him at the top, just ahead of two other spinner, Daniel Vettori of New Zealand and England’s Graeme Swann.

In what has proven to be a very successful series for members of the Pakistan attack, two other bowlers – Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez – have shot into the top 10 with Afridi now occupying seventh position and Hafeez one place further back.

And it’s not just the Pakistan bowlers who are making moves up the rankings. With an average of 53.66 for the series, Umar Akmal has gained six places on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen and now sits in 11th spot. There is no change, however, in the top 10 of the batting chart with South Africa’s Hashim Amla still leading the way followed by his team-mate AB de Villiers in second.

ICC One-Day Rankings as of 24 November

Batsmen

Rank +/- Players Team Points Ave HS Rating
1 - Hashim Amla SA 845 55.17 890 v Ind at Centurion 2011
2 - AB de Villiers SA 792 45.68 823 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2010
3 = - MS Dhoni  IND 778 51.15  837 v Aus at Delhi 2009
  - Jonathan Trott ENG 778* 51.37 786 v Ind at Mumbai 2011
5 = - Shane Watson AUS 759 43.15 776 v SL at Hambantota 2011
  - Virat Kohli IND 759 45.91 804 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
7 - K Sangakkara SL 752 38.01 758 v Aus at Hambantota 2011
8 - Mike Hussey AUS 714 51.17 865 v NZ at Perth 2007
9 - Michael Clarke AUS 717 45.35 751 v SL at Melbourne 2008
10 - Jacques Kallis SA 701 45.48 818 v WI at Johannesburg 2004
11 +6 Umar Akmal PAK 679 41.21 688 v SL at Dubai 2011
12 - Gautam Gambhir IND 680 39.08 723 v NZ at Vadodara 2010
13 = - Ricky Ponting AUS 675 42.63 831 v NZ at Hobart 2007
  -2 T Dilshan SL 675 34.75 766 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011
15 - M Jayawardene SL 669 33.53 742 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001
16 -2 Ross Taylor NZ 668 37.47 698 v Aus at Adelaide 2009
17 -1 Sachin Tendulkar IND 660 45.16 887 v Zim at Sharjah 1998
18 -1 Brendan Taylor ZIM 656 34.65 656 v NZ at Bulawayo 2011
19 - R ten Doeschate NED 653* 67.00 666 v Ire at Kolkata 2011
20 - Virender Sehwag IND 651 35.11 787 v NZ at Auckland 2003

 

Bowlers

Rank +/- Player Team Points Ave Econ HS Rating
1 +5 Saeed Ajmal PAK 693 25.28 4.18 693 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2011
2 -1 Daniel Vettori NZ 691 31.48 4.12 789 v Eng at Christchurch 2008
3 -1 Graeme Swann ENG 689 25.43 4.49 735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011
4 -1 Mitchell Johnson AUS 688 25.22 4.85 729 v Ban at Darwin 2008
5 -1 Morne Morkel SA 678 23.87 4.86 704 v Ind at Centurion 2011
6 -1 Doug Bollinger AUS 660* 23.90 4.57 676 v Eng at Hobart 2011
7 +11 Shahid Afridi PAK 655 33.47 4359 667 v SL at Sharjah 2011
8 +17 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 645 33.08 4.23 645 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2011
9 -2 Dale Steyn SA 644 27.75 5.14 668 v Ind at Nagpur 2011
10 -2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 639 28.85 4.30 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
11 -3 Lasith Malinga SL 637 25.15 4.91 679 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007
12 -2 Ray Price ZIM 636 35.07 3.85 722 v WI at Guyana 2010
13 -2 L Tsotsobe SA 628* 20.39 4.57 655 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
14 = -2 Jacob Oram NZ 624 29.02 4.35 770 v Aus at The Oval 2004
  -2 Ravi Rampaul WI 624 29.42 4.92 627 v Ban at Mirpur 2011
16 -2 Brett Lee AUS 622 22.89 4.70 853 v SA at Melbourne 2006
17 -2 Kyle Mills NZ 621 26.18 4.71 723 v Aus at Melbourne 2009
18 -2 James Anderson ENG 618 30.89 5.04 700 v Ban at Dhaka 2003
19 -2 Johan Botha SA 616 40.67 4.58 665 v Aus at Centurion 2009
20 -1 Harbhajan Singh IND 609 33.40 4.30 738 v WI at Barbados 2002

 

All Rounders

Rank +/- Players Team Points HS Rating
1 - Shakib Al Hasan BAN 415 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
2 - Shane Watson AUS 405 429 v SL at Kandy 2011
3 +1 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 372 372 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2011
4 +1 Shahid Afridi PAK 369 382 v Ban at Dambulla 2010
5 -2 Jacques Kallis SA 352 506 v WI at Barbados 2001

 

*Indicates a provisional rating