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Here are the latest changes in ICC ODI rankings

In the latest ICC ODI Rankings, AB de Villiers and Hasan Ali grabbed the No.1 spots in batting and bowling respectively. Babar Azam, Andile Phelukwayo, de Kock, Amla and Rahim are the others to soar up in rankings.

AB regained the spot after a sensational 176 off 104 balls vs Bangladesh in 2nd ODI at Boland Park, Paarl, whereas Hasan Ali picked up a fifer in 3rd ODI vs Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Hasan Ali has been in red-hot form this year. He is now the leading wicket-taker in ODIS in 2017 with 40 scalps and was also named the man of the tournament in Champions Trophy. He is the fifth bowler to occupy No.1 this year after Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir and Josh Hazlewood.

Babar Azam after back to back centuries has moved to 4th from 6th whereas Quinton de Kock after his magnificent 168 against Bangladesh moves 3 places up to 5th. His partner Hashim Amla moves to 9th from 11th. Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim who recently became the first Bangladeshi to score a century against South Africa in any format of the game is now on 18.

Andile Phelukwayo has moved up by whopping 30 places and now is at 52. Mohammad Hafeez who was reported for suspect bowling action recently grabs the No.1 spot for an all-rounder. South Africa are the No.1 ODI team with 120 rating. India plays an ODI series against New Zealand commencing from October 22. They will regain the top spot if they manage to beat NZL.

Top 10 teams along with Rating

South Africa – 120
India  – 120
Australia – 114
England – 114
New Zealand – 111
Pakistan  – 98
Bangladesh – 92
Sri Lanka – 84
West Indies  – 77
Afghanistan  – 54
Zimbabwe – 52
Ireland  – 41

– by Atharva Apte