SL players climb ICC ODI rankings

January 9, 2019

Players from both Sri Lanka and New Zealand have made gains in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings.

Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga has gained in the latest update, moving up three places to take 4ht spot after finishing with seven scalps in the series.

Meanwhile Niroshan Dickwella is up one place to 26th, while Thisara Perera has climbed 22 places to 65th.

Kusal Perera is up by seven places to 66th and Danushka Gunathilaka has climbed 11 places to 82nd.

New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and fast bowler Lachlan Ferguson have also moved up in the ODI Player Rankings after creditable performances during their 3-0 sweep over Sri Lanka in a home series that ended yesterday.

The two are now in joint-31st position after Sodhi’s eight wickets in the series helped him climb up 26 slots and Ferguson’s seven wickets lifted him 12 places to a career-best position in the list, led by India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.

Furthermore according to ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings, New Zealand have retained third position after blanking the opposition.

They have gained one point to move up to 113 while Sri Lanka remain in eighth position but have lost one point to drop to 78 points.