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Chance for top European Associates to make their mark on LG ICC ODI Rankings

Mon, Jul 9, 2007 3:49 PM


As the West Indies, the Netherlands and Scotland travel to Ireland this week to take part in a quadrangular ODI series, all four teams will be looking to win points to help them climb up the LG ICC ODI Championship Rankings.

With every game in the series carrying ODI status, there is also an opportunity for the players from those top Associates, as well as the West Indies, to make moves up the batting and bowling rankings.

That means the likes of Scotland?s Ryan Watson, Ireland?s Kevin O?Brien and Darron Reekers of the Netherlands will be hoping to make advances in the LG ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen while Majid Haq of Scotland, Kyle McCallan of Ireland and the Netherlands'Billy Stelling will want to make progress in the bowlers'equivalent.

Also, Scotland can join its Associate rivals Kenya and Ireland on the LG ICC ODI Championship table if it beats the West Indies in Dublin on 12 July. Already boasting the requisite win rate in excess of 60 per cent against the top Associates, the Scots will secure a place on the main table by beating a Full Member.

Indeed, the Netherlands will also move up to the main table if it beats the West Indies in Dublin on 10 July and Ireland in Belfast the following day as it will then have the 60 per cent win rate against Associates plus the win over a Full Member required to gain that promotion.

However, such wins will not come easily for the Associates after the West Indies one-day side has been left on a high after Saturday?s ODI victory over England.

The series, to be played in Dublin and Belfast, will give the W. Indies the opportunity to heap further pressure on England. A win over Ireland on 14 July will edge them even closer to Paul Collingwood?s team, which lies in seventh position.


LG ICC ODI Championship (as of 8 July, after England v West Indies series)

Rank Team Rating

1 Australia 130
2 South Africa 122
3 New Zealand 113
4 Pakistan 111
5 Sri Lanka 110
6 India 109
7 England 102
8 West Indies 101
9 Bangladesh 45
10 Ireland 27
11 Zimbabwe 22
12 Kenya

(Developed by David Kendix)

LG ICC One-Day Rankings (as of 8 July, after England v West Indies series)

Batsmen

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave HS Ranking

1 (+1) Ricky Ponting Aus 799 43.31 805 v SA at Johannesburg 2006
2 (-1) Kevin Pietersen Eng 795 53.02 834 v Aus at Antigua 2007
3 ( - ) Mike Hussey Aus 766 58.90 863 v NZ at Perth 2007
4 ( - ) Matthew Hayden Aus 746 43.99 854 v Ind at Centurion 2003
5 (+1) Mahendra Dhoni Ind 736 46.97 806 v WI at Kingston 2006
6 ( -1) R.R.Sarwan WI 735 44.55 798 v Ind at St Kitts 2006
7 ( - ) Adam Gilchrist Aus 729 36.00 820 v SL at Dambulla 2004
8 ( - ) Michael Clarke Aus 728 45.60 749 v SA at Centurion 2006
9 ( - ) Andrew Symonds Aus 726 39.46 774 v Ban at Fatullah 2006
10 ( - ) Graeme Smith SA 725 39.29 784 v Ind at Kolkata 2005
11 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 720 45.49 816 v WI at Johannesburg 2004
12 ( - ) M.Jayawardena SL 719 33.86 737 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001
13 (+4) S.Chanderpaul WI 715 38.96 754 v SA at Durban 1999
14 (-1) S.T.Jayasuriya SL 712 32.95 838 v Ban at Pietermaritzburg 2003
15 (-1) Rahul Dravid Ind 711 40.07 754 v WI at Kingston 2006
16 ( - ) Chris Gayle WI 707 38.03 804 v Aus at Mumbai 2006
17 (-2) K.C.Sangakkara SL 701 36.18 760 v Ind at Rajkot 2007
18 ( - ) H.H.Gibbs SA 687 35.86 750 v SL at Durban 2003
19 ( - ) Yuvraj Singh Ind 685 36.00 739 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2006
20 ( - ) Mhd Yousuf Pak 681 41.02 777 v SA at Rawalpindi 2003

Bowlers

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave Econ HS Ranking

1 ( - ) Shaun Pollock SA 876 3.71 24.02 920 v Pak at Johannesburg 2007
2 ( - ) Nathan Bracken Aus 794 4.34 21.36 806 v SL at St George's 2007
3 ( - ) Shane Bond NZ 790 4.20 19.32 811 v SA at St George's 2007
4 ( - ) Chaminda Vaas SL 753 4.18 26.79 861 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2004
5 ( - ) M.Muralidaran SL 741 3.84 22.68 913 v NZ at Sharjah 2002
6 ( - ) Makhaya Ntini SA 705 4.38 23.76 782 v WI at Cape Town 2004
7 ( - ) Daniel Vettori NZ 697 4.22 32.94 767 v Eng at Perth 2007
8 ( - ) Brett Lee Aus 686 4.69 22.65 853 v SA at Melbourne 2006
9 ( - ) Abdur Razzaq Ban 673 3.92 22.61 711 v Eng at Bridgetown 2007
10 ( - ) Andre Nel SA 664 4.62 27.62 672 v Ind at Stormont 2007
11 ( - ) Brad Hogg Aus 656 4.49 27.10 661 v SA at St Lucia 2007
12 ( - ) Ajit Agarkar Ind 644 5.01 27.43 676 v WI at Kuala Lumpur 2006
13 ( - ) Lasith Malinga SL 635 4.82* 24.94 647 v Aus at Bridgetown 2007
14 (+1) Andrew Hall SA 630 4.51 26.44 655 v Eng at Bridgetown 2007
15 (-1) Andrew Flintoff Eng 626 4.38 25.88 755 v Ban at Dhaka 2003
16 ( - ) Shahid Afridi Pak 619 4.60 35.26 622 v SL at Abu Dhabi 2007
17 ( - ) Harbhajan Singh Ind 618 4.14 32.29 735 v WI at Bridgetown 2002
18 ( - ) Mhd Rafiq Ban 617 4.43 37.90 650 v Zim at Bogra 2006
19 (+12) Daren Powell WI 614 4.58*! 32.38 614 v Eng at Nottingham 2007
20 (-1) Jacob Oram NZ 613 4.52 30.58 766 v Aus at The Oval 2004

All-rounders

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points HS Ranking

1 ( - ) Shaun Pollock SA 477 496 v ASI at Chennai 2007
2 ( - ) Jacques Kallis SA 382 505 v WI at Bridgetown 2001
3 ( - ) Chris Gayle WI 370 511 v Zim at Harare 2003
4 ( - ) Andrew Flintoff Eng 362 544 v SL at The Rose Bowl 2004
5 ( - ) S.T.Jayasuriya SL 341 463 v Pak at Lahore 1997

*Indicates a provisional rating

For more information on the player rankings go to www.icc-cricket.com/ and for more information on the LG ODI Championship, including the ICC Associates Rankings go to www.icc-cricket.com/



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