Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Moeen Climbs Up Icc One-Day International Bowling Rankings

Moeen Climbs Up Icc One-Day International Bowling Rankings

Moeen Ali has made a sizeable leap up the ICC One-Day International bowling rankings after his performances with the ball for England in the Tri-Series in Australia.

The Worcestershire all-rounder has risen 41 places up to joint 56th position alongside team-mate Chris Woakes in the latest lists released by the ICC.

Moeen picked up seven wickets for 200 runs from 48 overs in the Tri-Series at an average of 28.57 and an economy rate of 4.17 runs per over.

His best figures were 2-35 against India in Perth during the win which sealed England's place in the final.

The 27-year-old came ninth in the overall Tri-Series bowling averages.

Steven Finn (11), Woakes (8) and James Anderson (7) were the other main wicket-takers but only Anderson (3.63) had a better economy rate than Moeen.

His county colleague in 2014, Saeed Ajmal, still tops the ICC ODI bowling rankings despite being banned from international cricket since September – a suspension he is hoping will be lifted after his recent biomechanics test in Chennai.

In the ICC One-Day International batting rankings, Moeen has dropped down from his highest position so far of 69th in December to 82nd.

This is a result of him scoring 119 runs in five Tri-Series innings at an average of 23.80 and a strike rate of 82.07.

AB de Villiers is the number one ranked batsman and scored the fastest ever ODI hundred against the West Indies last month.

Moeen finished in 19th position in the overall Tri-Series batting averages.