Last Update on: August 13th, 2018 at 03:59 pm
Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has made noticeable gains in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, following his magical spell in the final ODI against South Africa at Colombo.
Meanwhile, Nepal and Netherlands cricketers also featured in the latest updates. Dananjaya’s match-winning haul of six for 29 saw him jump 22 places to a career-best 21st position. He is also now on his career-best 600 points after finishing with 14 wickets in this series.
Dananjaya’s team-mate Thisara Perera (up four places to 68th) is another one to move up the rankings for bowlers. Furthermore, skipper Angelo Mathews and wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella have also made remarkable gains among batsmen.
Mathews, the leading scorer in the series with 235 runs has gained two slots to reach 25th position while Dickwella has moved up four places to grab the 35th position in the ICC ODI Player Rankings. Kusal Perera (up 16 places to 66th) has gained in the latest update.
On the other hand, for South Africa, Jean-Paul Duminy’s 227 runs have seen him gain 11 slots to reach joint-40th position among batsmen even as regular captain Faf du Plessis has dropped out of the top 10 after missing the last two matches of the series.
For bowlers, Lungi Ngidi has jumped 57 places to reach 88th position after finishing with 10 wickets. Furthermore, spinner Tabraiz Shamsi’s six wickets in the series have lifted him 47 places to 100th position.
Sompal Kami (229th) and Gyanendra Malla (236th) are the leading batsmen for Nepal. However, Daniel ter Braak (304th) is the highest-ranked batsman for the Netherlands in the ICC ODI Player Rankings.
In the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings, South Africa have gone down one spot to be in the fourth place. South Africa have gone down from 113 to 110 points while eighth-ranked Sri Lanka have gained three points.