ICC one-day rankings news September 23, 2010

Swann jumps to third spot in one-day rankings

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Graeme Swann, the England offspinner, has jumped 15 places to a career-best third spot in the ICC one-day bowling rankings after his successful series against Pakistan in which he bagged 11 wickets. The other big gainer in the rankings was Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul, who climbed 18 places to the 23rd spot after topping the series bowling charts with 12 wickets in the five ODIs.

There was also a further sign of Eoin Morgan's increasing importance to England's limited-overs sides as his match-winning 107 in the deciding ODI helped him become the highest-ranked England batsman at 14th. His captain, Andrew Strauss, who was Man of the Series after making a hundred and two half-centuries against Pakistan is one spot behind him, having gained 10 places.

England's hard-fought 3-2 victory in the one-day series has not affected their fifth place but they have lost one ranking point to be three behind India, Sri Lanka and South Africa, all of whom are tied on 112 points. Australia remain runaway leaders, maintaining a 17-point gap over their nearest challengers.

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  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    A4P, you are absolutely right on the english performance. They collapsed frequently. their first four batsmen performed poorly throughout the season, requiring middle order rescues. No way they are going to beat India and Australia. However, on the other hand, what I said about swann still stands.

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 16:29 GMT

    Loads of cricketers show up and and start performing big, majority of them lose the so called 'best player' status in a matter of a while. Lets see how long Swann performs, its all gonna depend on that, not on a couple of good seasons.

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 16:13 GMT

    Anand and Zubair, I don't think the Indian batsmen can stand up that well to Swann. He has shades of Shane Warne in him, where every ball was a potential wicket !

  • POSTED BY ali14pakistani on | September 24, 2010, 15:54 GMT

    Not a truly inspiring performance from England, some individual performance helped by doubtful decisions and missed (!) decisions and of course Pakistan were not helped at all by all that has transpired off ground helped by a lot of british media hype/ encouragement; I think this english team will struggle against India and lose badly to Australia.

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    Hello people havent u seen Swann bowl? His first two wickets INCLUDED Dravid & That was his first over. In second innings he got Laxman & Sehwag too !! Non-scene bout him being tested now, hez proved hez best Spinner in the world, & He is, No doubt about it!

  • POSTED BY evenflow_1990 on | September 24, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    i want to see him perform in the ashes. if he performs well, he will have proven himself. also he needs to perform in india. but overall solid achievements so far. and the steven smith comment was a total joke. smith is little more than a girlish attempt at reliving warne's glory. sad then, sad now.

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 13:43 GMT

    vettori, saquib, swann and price top 4 ODI bowlers. yes makes a lot of sense. must be genius, the guy who came ip with this ranking. but then again what else do you expect from ICC?

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 10:09 GMT

    I agree with Anand, Swann will be tested against the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman and Sehwag.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | September 24, 2010, 9:28 GMT

    biased ranking. ECB, ICC, BCCI, English media and Umpires behind it. lol

  • POSTED BY K.A.K on | September 24, 2010, 7:43 GMT

    Looking forward to See Swann and Eoin Morgan help England win Ashes!

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    A4P, you are absolutely right on the english performance. They collapsed frequently. their first four batsmen performed poorly throughout the season, requiring middle order rescues. No way they are going to beat India and Australia. However, on the other hand, what I said about swann still stands.

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 16:29 GMT

    Loads of cricketers show up and and start performing big, majority of them lose the so called 'best player' status in a matter of a while. Lets see how long Swann performs, its all gonna depend on that, not on a couple of good seasons.

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 16:13 GMT

    Anand and Zubair, I don't think the Indian batsmen can stand up that well to Swann. He has shades of Shane Warne in him, where every ball was a potential wicket !

  • POSTED BY ali14pakistani on | September 24, 2010, 15:54 GMT

    Not a truly inspiring performance from England, some individual performance helped by doubtful decisions and missed (!) decisions and of course Pakistan were not helped at all by all that has transpired off ground helped by a lot of british media hype/ encouragement; I think this english team will struggle against India and lose badly to Australia.

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    Hello people havent u seen Swann bowl? His first two wickets INCLUDED Dravid & That was his first over. In second innings he got Laxman & Sehwag too !! Non-scene bout him being tested now, hez proved hez best Spinner in the world, & He is, No doubt about it!

  • POSTED BY evenflow_1990 on | September 24, 2010, 13:47 GMT

    i want to see him perform in the ashes. if he performs well, he will have proven himself. also he needs to perform in india. but overall solid achievements so far. and the steven smith comment was a total joke. smith is little more than a girlish attempt at reliving warne's glory. sad then, sad now.

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 13:43 GMT

    vettori, saquib, swann and price top 4 ODI bowlers. yes makes a lot of sense. must be genius, the guy who came ip with this ranking. but then again what else do you expect from ICC?

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 10:09 GMT

    I agree with Anand, Swann will be tested against the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman and Sehwag.

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | September 24, 2010, 9:28 GMT

    biased ranking. ECB, ICC, BCCI, English media and Umpires behind it. lol

  • POSTED BY K.A.K on | September 24, 2010, 7:43 GMT

    Looking forward to See Swann and Eoin Morgan help England win Ashes!

  • POSTED BY Chuckworth on | September 24, 2010, 7:09 GMT

    Enjoy your time in the sun, Swanny. Steven Smith is on the rise. He will become the world's leading spinner, leading all-rounder and the player of the decade. Not to mention to mention the best spinning all-rounder (not counting Sobers, Procter or Miller in that category) in the history of the game.

  • POSTED BY aceruser on | September 24, 2010, 6:48 GMT

    Ok, Sawn will be thrown all parts of the ground in Australia. He might play little better in Sydney. remember, australia is not a place for spinner to thrive.. and Aussies are best in thier home grounds... to be honest, he will go for plenty....lets wait and watch!!!!

  • POSTED BY Balacric06 on | September 24, 2010, 6:42 GMT

    Swan is better than our own harbhajan sing(now).... swan has zip in his spinners... swan has good straighter also....harbajan has to stop bowling in t20 and concentrate more on his test bowling.... So the best spinner in the world now is GRAEME SWANN...

  • POSTED BY skkh on | September 24, 2010, 6:42 GMT

    Well for certain he is the No: 1 spinner in world cricket today, probably better than Vettori. He is more of a wicket taking bowler. He is miles ahead of the over rated Harbhajan. I reckon he will be a deciding factor in the Ashes. I wish the Ausies had a spinner like him in theirteam to make an even fight.

  • POSTED BY on | September 24, 2010, 5:11 GMT

    True test for him is to bowl to experienced Indian test team comprising of stalwarts like Tendulkar, Dravid, Sehwag,Laxman.

  • POSTED BY Maui3 on | September 24, 2010, 3:55 GMT

    Swann is so exciting to watch, From the time he got Draivd and Gambhir in one over he has kept improving. However the Ashes series will test his skill and confidence, given that he will be bowling on pitches that are lousy for Spinners. Amazing to see him flighting the ball even in shirter version of the game. It's all about confidence when it comes to flighting the ball and it will be great to see how he react when he is getting hit. A long way to go for him, but his bowling (and batting) has injected new life into this english team.

  • POSTED BY CricFan78 on | September 24, 2010, 3:48 GMT

    It does help significantly when you play substandard batting teams of BD and Pak.

  • POSTED BY garrys3242 on | September 23, 2010, 21:08 GMT

    I dont know guys he might be good spinner now but lets just wait 4 while and see and on the otherhand pakistani players are not as good as they use to be ,remember australian serries in Aust even Nathan Hauritz got better of them

  • POSTED BY buggzy on | September 23, 2010, 18:17 GMT

    hi everyone I just like to say im a pakistan fan... but i just want to say swann is the best spin bowler in the worldat this time and moment without doubt. vetori and the like are no contest just admit it swann no 1 all the way.. I will rub it in abit lol then again mushy has a big part to play in swans performance ..... ha ha ha ha

  • POSTED BY on | September 23, 2010, 17:17 GMT

    wowowo,i like eion morgan the way he batted,every body know he is very aggressive batsman but all series he just came to english team as a saver there series,good job morgan,keep it up ,swann was really aussaum,he will be really threat to aussie,s now,and every body know it now aussie not going make spin wickit,s for swann,they deserve this victory today,

  • POSTED BY arvindthiru on | September 23, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    Funny fact : England and Srilanka have same points both on the ODI and Test Charts...is this the first time two teams have done it???

  • POSTED BY maxkuiters on | September 23, 2010, 14:51 GMT

    @Amler. So you reckon Swann is better than Vettori?

  • POSTED BY mrgupta on | September 23, 2010, 14:41 GMT

    Its quite amusing how quickly things change in Cricket. Few Years back Aussies were all over England with Warne being a major threat, now Aussies wud be discussing the most abt the threat posed by Swann who is currently the best spinner in the world. Though Aussie pace attack looks a little better than English but they are definitely behind in the spin department and this wud make the contest a great one.

  • POSTED BY rakkkkiii on | September 23, 2010, 14:38 GMT

    i thought the delivery after getting yousuf and afridi , the hattrick ball to razzaq was very close didn't get a chance to see hawk-eye but seeing it first time i think that was plumb but billy doctrove is a definite not outer earlier he also missed very strightforward decision of colly & hafeez of gul & jimmy that was plumb . so bad luck to swanny boy 4 not getting a hattrick but also congratulations to him on being a very gud infact great career so far & I hope he will continue his gud run

  • POSTED BY dhoni_hater on | September 23, 2010, 14:29 GMT

    Yes Swann is best bowler Until he faced a best batsman.. He did nt show his best spinning techniques against best spin batsmen like sehwag,dilshan,sangakara,gambir,tendulkar,dhoni,etc.. He is best bowler because he show his best bowling against under estimated teams like bangladesh,pakistan,bangladesh(2 series),west indies.Only good team he bowl well was South africa and against australia partially... So he is best bowler some what to some teams...

  • POSTED BY on | September 23, 2010, 13:37 GMT

    @ Jonathan Amler, you missed out the left hander Fawad Alam's dismissal as well. Pitched on leg stump and clipped the bail on top of off stump, stunning delivery that! As a Pakistani fan i cringed every time he came into bowl lols! Pakistan were in it when Hafeez and Kamran were going. But Swann took the sting out of the Pakistani batting.Would be interesting to know how would fare in the Ashes. Good luck to him :)

  • POSTED BY maxkuiters on | September 23, 2010, 12:01 GMT

    Interesting how the top 3 (well 4) ODI bowlers are all finger spinners. Vettori, Shakib, Swann and Price.

  • POSTED BY on | September 23, 2010, 10:59 GMT

    Swann is magnificant. Without doubt the best spinner of today's era, just check at his performance against Pakistan, bowled Mohammad Yousuf with a beaut and then got "Boom Boom" next delivery...

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  • POSTED BY on | September 23, 2010, 10:59 GMT

    Swann is magnificant. Without doubt the best spinner of today's era, just check at his performance against Pakistan, bowled Mohammad Yousuf with a beaut and then got "Boom Boom" next delivery...

  • POSTED BY maxkuiters on | September 23, 2010, 12:01 GMT

    Interesting how the top 3 (well 4) ODI bowlers are all finger spinners. Vettori, Shakib, Swann and Price.

  • POSTED BY on | September 23, 2010, 13:37 GMT

    @ Jonathan Amler, you missed out the left hander Fawad Alam's dismissal as well. Pitched on leg stump and clipped the bail on top of off stump, stunning delivery that! As a Pakistani fan i cringed every time he came into bowl lols! Pakistan were in it when Hafeez and Kamran were going. But Swann took the sting out of the Pakistani batting.Would be interesting to know how would fare in the Ashes. Good luck to him :)

  • POSTED BY dhoni_hater on | September 23, 2010, 14:29 GMT

    Yes Swann is best bowler Until he faced a best batsman.. He did nt show his best spinning techniques against best spin batsmen like sehwag,dilshan,sangakara,gambir,tendulkar,dhoni,etc.. He is best bowler because he show his best bowling against under estimated teams like bangladesh,pakistan,bangladesh(2 series),west indies.Only good team he bowl well was South africa and against australia partially... So he is best bowler some what to some teams...

  • POSTED BY rakkkkiii on | September 23, 2010, 14:38 GMT

    i thought the delivery after getting yousuf and afridi , the hattrick ball to razzaq was very close didn't get a chance to see hawk-eye but seeing it first time i think that was plumb but billy doctrove is a definite not outer earlier he also missed very strightforward decision of colly & hafeez of gul & jimmy that was plumb . so bad luck to swanny boy 4 not getting a hattrick but also congratulations to him on being a very gud infact great career so far & I hope he will continue his gud run

  • POSTED BY mrgupta on | September 23, 2010, 14:41 GMT

    Its quite amusing how quickly things change in Cricket. Few Years back Aussies were all over England with Warne being a major threat, now Aussies wud be discussing the most abt the threat posed by Swann who is currently the best spinner in the world. Though Aussie pace attack looks a little better than English but they are definitely behind in the spin department and this wud make the contest a great one.

  • POSTED BY maxkuiters on | September 23, 2010, 14:51 GMT

    @Amler. So you reckon Swann is better than Vettori?

  • POSTED BY arvindthiru on | September 23, 2010, 17:06 GMT

    Funny fact : England and Srilanka have same points both on the ODI and Test Charts...is this the first time two teams have done it???

  • POSTED BY on | September 23, 2010, 17:17 GMT

    wowowo,i like eion morgan the way he batted,every body know he is very aggressive batsman but all series he just came to english team as a saver there series,good job morgan,keep it up ,swann was really aussaum,he will be really threat to aussie,s now,and every body know it now aussie not going make spin wickit,s for swann,they deserve this victory today,

  • POSTED BY buggzy on | September 23, 2010, 18:17 GMT

    hi everyone I just like to say im a pakistan fan... but i just want to say swann is the best spin bowler in the worldat this time and moment without doubt. vetori and the like are no contest just admit it swann no 1 all the way.. I will rub it in abit lol then again mushy has a big part to play in swans performance ..... ha ha ha ha