• De Kock moves up rankings

    Quinton de Kock has broken into the top five of the ICC’s ODI Player Rankings after scoring 326 runs in the series against England.

    De Kock has jumped six places to fourth in the rankings for ODI batsmen which means South Africa now have three batsmen in the top five, the other two being Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers. De Kock now trails teammate Amla by just three points.

    Joe Root, who collected 351 runs in the series, has moved up seven places to 10th but his team-mate Alex Hales is the biggest mover. The opener was the leading run-getter with 383 runs, for which he has been rewarded with a jump of 59 places, putting him in 33rd.

    Amongst the bowlers in the South Africa-England series, Proteas bowler Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott, and Moeen Ali of England have made big strides.

    Rabada took nine wickets and, as such, has moved up 36 places to 13th, just 15 points behind Ali, who has gained three places and is now in 11th spot after bagging five wickets. Abbott, who was the third most successful bowler with eight wickets, has risen 31 places and is now in 43rd position.

    ICC ODI batsmen ratings

    Ranking (+/-) Player Team Points
    1 (-) AB de Villiers SA 900
    2 (-) Virat Kohli Ind 825
    3 (-) Hashim Amla SA 766
    4 (+6) Quinton de Kock SA 763
    5 (-) Rohit Sharma Ind 761
    11 (-1) Faf du Plessis SA 710

    ICC ODI bowler ratings   

    Ranking (+/-) Player Team Points
    1 (-) Trent Boult NZ 731
    2 (-) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 699
    3 (-) Mitchell Starc Aus 685
    4 (+3) Matt Henry NZ 675
    5 (-1) Imran Tahir SA 674
    6 (-1) Dale Steyn SA 665
    7 (-1) Morne Morkel SA 655
    13 (+36) Kagiso Rabada SA 595
    43 (+31) Kyle Abbott SA 509


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