Saeed Ajmal still amongst the top ten, Irfan upgraded


Dubai: ICC announces ODI’s new ranking, according to which the versatile spinner Saeed Ajmal despite his ban for over a year still stands amongst the top ten bowlers while Muhammad Irfan manages to cling to the tenth position.

According to the latest ICC’s ODI ranking in the best batsmen list, none of the Pakistani batsmen could make it to the top ten. However in this segment South Africa’s AB de Villiers topped the list, followed closely by India’s Virat Kohli who is at number two, South Africa’s Hashim Amla holds the third whereas New Zealand’s Kane Williamson is on the fourth position. India’s Rohit Sharma who played a wonderful innings and batted very well against Australia jumped eight steps to reach his career’s best fifth position. The next to follow are Sri Lanka’s Dilshan who is on sixth, India’s Dhawan on seventh, Australia’s Maxwell on 8th, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill on 9th and Ross Taylor on 10th position.

New Zealand’s bowler Trent Boult climbed two positions to reach the top pushing Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to second position, Australia’s Mitchell Starc is on third and Pakistani origin South African spin bowler Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel are holding 4th, 5th and 6th positions respectively. New Zealand’s Henry is on 7th, however Pakistan’s versatile spin bowler Saeed Ajmal despite the ban put on him by ICC holds the 8th position and still remains amongst the top ten bowlers. England’s Anderson is on 9th and Pakistan’s Muhammad Irfan joins the list at 10th position.

Amongst the Allrounders Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is on 1st, Pakistan’s Muhammad Hafeez on 2nd, Sri Lanka’s Dilshan on 3rd and Australia’s Maxwell is on 4th position. Sri Lanka’s Mathews is on 5th, Australia’s J P Faulkner is on 6th, on 7th is Afghanistan’s Muhammad Nabi, India’s Ravindra Jadeja is on 8th, England’s Moin Ali is on 9th and Ireland’s Stirling is at the tenth position.

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