R Ashwin moves up two spots in ODI rankings

Ashwin is the only Indian bowler in ICC top 10 rankings

Dubai, June 25 (IANS) Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has moved up two rungs to the 10th position in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) One Day-International (ODI) bowlers rankings, released on Thursday.

Ashwin bagged six wickets for 118 runs in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. Bangladesh won the series 2-1.

Ashwin (654 points) is now 12 points behind ninth-placed South African pacer Morne Morkel while Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan (680) has retained his eighth spot.

Bangladesh medium-pacer Taskin Ahmed also moved up eight places into 96th while India duo Akshar Patel and Suresh Raina are the other notable risers for India and have both gained five points each to move to 71st and 95th positions respectively.

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc leads the bowlers rankings with 783 points.

In the all-rounder rankings, Shakib has maintained his top spot with 408 points, followed by Sri Lankan star opener Tillakaratne Dilshan with 404 points.

Latest ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings

Rank Team Rating
1 Mitchell Starc 783
2 Imran Tahir 727
3 Trent Boult 717
4 Dale Steyn 709
5 Sunil Narine 709
6 Mitchell Johnson 693
7 Saeed Ajmal 682
8 Shakib Al Hasan 680
9 Morne Morkel 666
10 Ravichandran Ashwin 654

Edited by Staff Editor


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