Warner, Head progress in ICC Rankings

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Australian openers David Warner and Travis Head have made notable gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after an epic 269-run partnership at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Meanwhile, Steve Smith’s consistence perform-ances in the home series against England have helped him attain a career-best equaling the seventh position, said a press release.

Warner has gained one spot to reach the fifth position in the list after a score of 106 in the final match that helped him finish with 240 runs and win the Player of the Series award. Head, who accumu-lated 208 runs after his Player of the Match effort of 152 at the MCG, has progressed 12 spots to reach the 30th position.

Smith finished third in the list of run-scorers, his 195 runs good enough to lift him three places to seventh place, a position he had held in January 2017. Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Marsh too have moved up the list and occupy the 68th and 84th positions, respectively.

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who was named Player of the Match for a haul of four for 47 in the second ODI in Sydney, has moved up four places to take fourth position while leg-spinner Adam Zampa (up eight places to seventh) and Pat Cummins (up one place to 17th) have also moved up the bowlers’ rankings.

For England, Phil Salt and Dawid Malan have entered the top 100. Salt has progressed six slots to reach 97th position while Malan has advanced 56 places and is ranked 100th.—APP


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