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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  • Dummy4 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.

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Dummy4 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 !

  • ali 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.

  • Dummy4 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!

  • Vishwanath 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.

  • Dummy4 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?

  • Dummy4 on September 24, 2010, 10:09 GMT

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

  • Manesh on September 24, 2010, 9:28 GMT

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

  • Khizr on September 24, 2010, 7:43 GMT

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

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