After the completion of England versus Ireland One-Day International (ODI) series, which the hosts won by 2-1, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the latest ICC ODI rankings.
England batsman Sam Billings, opener Jonny Bairstow and skipper Eoin Morgan have moved up in the standings with their individual efforts in the first, second and final ODI of the three-match series against the Irish side.
Morgan, who smashed a fantastic century on Tuesday (August 04), has gained one place to reach 22nd while Bairstow has moved up one spot to reach 13th position, with his knock of 82 in the second match. Billings, on the other hand, has made his presence at the 146th position after aggregating 132 runs in the series.
Morgans’ counterpart in the ODI series, the Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie slammed a blistering 113 in the final game which helped him move up four places to 42nd. At the same time, his deputy Paul Stirling’s magnificent 142 has lifted him one slot to 26th.
Youngster Curtis Campher’s impressive two half-centuries in the series has helped him make a grand entry into the batsmen’s list with 191st position.
Irish pacer Craig Young’s six wickets in the series has jumped him 40 places to a career-best 89th spot. In contrast, Joshua Little has moved up to 38 places to reach the 146th position.
When it comes to English bowlers, leg-spinner Adil Rashid has advanced from 29th to 25th, thanks to his five wickets in the series. In comparison, left-arm fast bowler David Willey’s eight scalps has lifted him six places to 51st position.
Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli remains at the top spot in batsmen rankings, while Rohit Sharma follows him at the second place. Pakistan’s limited-overs skipper Babar Azam is at the third position.
Apart from the individual rankings, England’s series win got them 20 points in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, whereas Ireland are on 10 points.
India and seven other teams will make it directly from the league with the remaining two getting a second chance through a Qualifier.