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Tector moves to No. 7 in ODI rankings, the best ever for an Ireland batter

His 206 runs during the Bangladesh series take him past Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma, among others

Harry Tector has scored 769 runs in ODIs since the start of 2022  •  Andrew Miller/ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Harry Tector has scored 769 runs in ODIs since the start of 2022  •  Andrew Miller/ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Harry Tector has moved up to a career-best No. 7 spot, which is also the best for an Ireland batter, in the latest ICC men's ODI batting rankings following his 206 runs during the three-match series against Bangladesh.
Tector registered scores of 21*, 140 and 45 across three ODIs. While it wasn't enough to prevent a 2-0 loss for Ireland, it saw him gain 72 rating points and take his tally to 722, which is also the most for an Ireland men's batter. The previous best for them was Paul Stirling's 697 in June 2021.
Tector's performance took him past Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma, among others, who are currently at No. 8, 9 and 10 respectively on the table. Babar Azam continues to be the top-ranked ODI batter with 886 rating points .
Since 2022, he has smashed 769 runs in 13 innings - including four centuries and as many half-centuries - at an average of 76.90 and a strike rate of 90.89. The next best tally for Ireland in this period is Paul Stirling's 352 from 12 innings. Tector will get a chance to further improve his ranking when Ireland take part in the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in June.
Tector's team-mate Mark Adair also made giant strides in the latest update, jumping 30 spots up to No. 31 on the bowlers' list and 33 spots up to No. 33 on the allrounders' list. Adair took seven wickets, and scored 40 runs from two innings, during the Bangladesh series.