ICC one-day rankings news September 23, 2010

Swann jumps to third spot in one-day rankings

Cricinfo staff

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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