Mathews becomes the NO.1 ODI all-rounder in the World


Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has surged to the top of the International Cricket Council  ODI Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders for the first time after accumulating 339 runs, including 139 not out and two half centuries (75 and 92 not out), to finish the series with an average of 113.00 with the bat.

With that he also moved up four places to a career high 10th place in the batting rankings.

The Lankan skipper also holds a nine-point advantage, on 420 points, over Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez in the all-rounder rankings.

Meanwhile for Sri Lanka, Lahiru Thirimanne rose four places to 46th after scoring half-centuries in Kolkata and Ranchi (59 and 52 respectively).

Sri Lanka will take up England in the first of seven ODIs on 26 November.


Rank (Change) Player Team Points Highest Ranking

1  Angelo Mathews SL  420
2  M. Hafeez Pak 411
3  Shakib Al Hasan Ban 361
4  Ravindra Jadeja Ind 336
5  T. Dilshan SL 312