ICC Rankings: Champions Trophy Win Powers Pakistan To Sixth In ODI Chart

Prince Singh / 19 June 2017

The historic Champions Trophy win has propelled Pakistan to number six in ICC’s latest One-Day International rankings. The Men in Green had entered the eight-team tournament as the lowest ranked team but impressive victories over three of the top four ODI sides – South Africa, England and India – in their march to the tournament triumph has leapfrogged Sri Lanka and Bangladesh into sixth place.

The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side now finds itself with 95 ranking points- leading Bangladesh and Sri Lanka by one and two points, respectively.

South Africa, who exited the tournament at the group stage, have retained their top position with 119 points. World champions Australia has also incurred any loss despite their group-stage elimination, as they are still second in with 117 points.

Meanwhile, there is no reward for India for finishing as the runners-up in the recently-concluded tournament, as they are still third in the standings, trailing South Africa and Australia by three and one point, respectively.

England, who were beaten by Pakistan in the semifinal, have not given up ground, retaining the fourth position and are followed by New Zealand at fifth.

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There was a good news for Pakistan in the individual rankings too, with the player of the tournament, Hasan Ali jumping 12 points to rise to a career-best 7th position in the bowlers’ standings. The standing is led by Australia’s Josh Hazlewood and has no Indian bowler in the top 10.

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In batting, Virat Kohli leads the chart followed by David Warner, AB de Villiers, Joe Root and Babar Azam, who jumped three places after scoring 133 runs at an average of over 44. Shikhar Dhawan is also back in the top ten after finishing the tournament as its highest-scorer. The southpaw, who scored 338 runs in five matches, is tenth in the standings.

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