RANKINGS

  • Virat Kohli returns to top 20 in the ICC Test rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings at 16th after his stupendous back-to-back hundreds in the opening cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli, whose twin hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, rose 11 rungs...
  • Team India aim to grab top 3 spot in ICC Test rankings December 7, 2014

    Dubai: India would look to grab the number three position in the ICC Test Team Rankings as they take on Australia in a four-Test series which gets underway with the opening match in Adelaide on December 9. Currently placed sixth in the ranking, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men will have a chance...
  • MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar slip a place in ICC rankings December 2, 2014

    Dubai: Virat Kohli remains second in the latest ICC ODI batsmen rankings while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has slipped a place to be ninth as India maintain second spot in the team standings. Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dropped a place to be eighth in the bowlers' rankings while left-arm spinner...
  • India remain sixth in ICC Test rankings November 30, 2014

    Dubai: India remained sixth while Pakistan dropped a place to fourth after their heavy innings defeat against New Zealand, in the latest Test rankings released by the ICC on Sunday. The win meant that New Zealand has gained one rankings point and now lies two points adrift of sixth placed India,...
  • Germany lead FIFA rankings as minnows move up November 27, 2014

    Zurich: Germany still lead the FIFA rankings, while two of Europe's smallest nations made big gains after upset results. World Cup winner Germany stayed ahead of Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands in an unchanged top five. Further down, the Faeroe Islands climbed 82 places to No. 105 after beating Greece 1-0...
  • Kohli remains No. 2 ODI batsman, Bhuvneshwar moves up to seventh November 24, 2014

    Dubai: Top India batsman Virat Kohli has maintained his second position in the latest ICC batsmen rankings while medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up a place to be seventh in the bowlers' standings. AB de Villiers has strengthened his grip on the number-one batting ranking by extending his advantage of...
  • Australia displace India as top ODI team November 23, 2014

    Four-time World Champion Australia on Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the latest International Cricket Council release. Australia started the series in third position on 114 ratings points but equalled India's 117...
  • Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers advance in rankings November 22, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers progressed in the Test rankings following their drawn second Test, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) release on Saturday. Sarfraz Ahmed jumped to a career-best ranking of 18 in the Test batting rankings following his scores of 112 and 24 not out against...
  • India continue to top ODI team table, Virat Kohli at number 2 November 20, 2014

    Dubai: India retained the numero uno spot in the latest Reliance ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released. Meanwhile, following Wednesday's third ODI in Canberra in which Australia defeated South Africa by...
  • Virat Kohli rises to No.2 in ICC ODI rankings November 17, 2014

    Dubai: India's hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli rose a place to be ranked second in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings for batsmen following India's 5-0 series victory over Sri Lanka. Team-mate Rohit Sharma has vaulted to 15th as the reigning World Cup champions continue their preparations for...
  • India consolidate their No 1 ICC ODI rankings November 16, 2014

    Dubai: World champions India have consolidated their top rank on the ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping the series against Sri Lanka, which concluded in Ranchi on Sunday. India had started the series at the third position on 113 ratings points and has finished on 117 ratings points, two ratings points...
  • Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan in top-five of ICC ODI batsmen's rankings November 12, 2014

    Dubai: Two Indian batsmen are now in the top five of the ICC ODI rankings, with Virat Kohli remaining at number three and opener Shikhar Dhawan climbing up the ladder to fifth after earning four places in the latest list issued on Wednesday. However, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is...
  • India deserve No. 1 ODI ranking, says Sourav Ganguly November 11, 2014

    With three back-to-back series wins, India deserved to be the number one side in the ICC ODI rankings, said former captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday. "They have been playing well in the last three series. They beat England in England, won against the West Indies and now here too they have clinched...
  • Pakistan aim to consolidate third position in Test rankings November 8, 2014

    Dubai: Third-ranked Pakistan have a chance to reduce the gap further on second-ranked Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face New Zealand in the three-Test series that starts at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi Sunday. A 3-0 series win over New Zealand will earn Misbah-ul-Haq's side...
  • Ravichandran Ashwin continues to be top Test allrounder November 4, 2014

    Dubai: Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone Indian to feature in the top 10 of the latest ICC Test Player Rankings as he continues to lead the way in the allrounders list. South Africa's Vernon Philander is second in the ICC Test Player Rankings for All-rounders behind Ashwin, while Bangaldesh's Shakib Al...
  • Pakistan jump to third position in Test rankings November 3, 2014

    Pakistan have vaulted into third position in the ICC Test Team Rankings, their best Test ranking in seven years, following the conclusion of their series against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Pakistan, who defeated Australia for their first series win in 20 years, have leapfrogged England, Sri Lanka and India...
  • Chance for both India, Sri Lanka to claim No. 1 ODI ranking November 1, 2014

    Dubai: Currently placed at number three behind South Africa and Australia, India have an opportunity to jump to the top in the ICC ODI team rankings if they win the upcoming five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka 4-1 or better. A 4-1 series win will put India at par with South...
  • Virat Kohli slips to No. 3 in ODI batsmen's rankings October 28, 2014

    Dubai: Virat Kohli has slipped a rung but is still the best-placed Indian batsman at third position in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings list released on Tuesday. Kohli, who has lost a place following South African Hashim Amla's upward movement, will have a chance to climb up the ladder once...
  • South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory October 28, 2014

    South Africa have moved to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings for the first time in five years, the Proteas climbing above Australia following their 2-0 series win in New Zealand. The last time South Africa headed the ODI rankings was in September 2009 but they slipped...
  • David Warner, Younis Khan move up in ICC Test rankings for batsmen October 27, 2014

    Dubai: Hundreds in both innings during Pakistan's win over Australia in the first Test helped former captain Younis Khan jump four places to seventh while Aussie opener David Warner moved up to a career-high fourth position in the latest ICC batting and bowling rankings released on Monday. Pakistan blitzed Australia by...
  • South Africa eye Australia in bid to top ODI rankings October 27, 2014

    Hamilton: South Africa's attempt to top the one-day cricket rankings before next year's World Cup will depend on a showdown with Australia next month after rain dashed their hopes in New Zealand on Monday. South Africa needed to complete a three-match clean sweep against New Zealand to overtake the current number-one...
  • India drop, Pakistan rise in ICC Test rankings October 27, 2014

    Dubai: India are all set to drop a rung to sixth in the ICC Test rankings, replaced by arch-rivals Pakistan in the fifth position after Misbah-ul-Haq's men took a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series against Australia. "Pakistan's victory in the Dubai Test has not only ensured that it will move...
  • Bangladesh, Zimbabwe begin Test series to avoid last rank October 24, 2014

    Mirpur: Nobody likes to be last. That adds extra spice to the three-Test cricket series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe beginning at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. In the 10-team Test rankings, Zimbabwe are ninth, and Bangladesh 10th. Whoever loses the series will be 10th. "The ranking issue is there but more than...
  • Australia aim for top Test spot in series against Pakistan October 21, 2014

    Dubai: Australia have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. A two-nil series win over Pakistan will lift Michael...
  • Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan climb ATP singles rankings October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on his maiden Challenger title win, Saketh Myneni on Monday leapfrogged 168 places to be ranked 283 in the ATP singles chart while Ramkumar Ramanathan achieved a career-best spot of 226 following his semi-final appearance at the just-concluded Indore Open. Saketh, who was ranked 451 coming into the...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings October 20, 2014

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match, in...
  • Hudhud havoc: India miss out on top ODI spot October 13, 2014

    Dubai: Due to the cancellation of Tuesday's third ODI between India and the West Indies in Visakhapatnam, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side will not be able to leapfrog Australia - who top the Reliance ICC Team rankings following their 3-0 series victory over Pakistan - even if they win the next...
  • Australia top ODI rankings after Pakistan whitewash October 13, 2014

    Dubai: The cancellation of their third ODI against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam due to cyclone 'hudhud' has cost India a chance to regain the number one spot even as Australia grabbed the numero uno position in the ICC rankings issued on Monday. "Australia has surged to the top of the...
  • India aim sole No.1 spot in ICC ODI rankings October 5, 2014

    Dubai: India have a chance to become the sole number one team, a position currently shared with South Africa, in the ICC ODI rankings if the hosts blank West Indies 5-0 in the series starting October 8 in Kochi. If India win all five matches of the series, they will rise...
  • ICC ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj retains top spot in batting September 21, 2014

    Dubai: India's Mithali Raj maintained her position atop the women batters while Jhulan Goswami dropped a place to fourth among the bowlers in the latest OneDay International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday. Mithali retained her spot with 735 points while her compatriot Harmanpreet Kaur also...