ICC Rankings: Jonny Bairstow, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey gain big after hitting centuries in 3rd ODI
Dubai/UNI: England opener Jonny Bairstow and the Australia pair of Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey made remarkable gains in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings, released on Thursday, after all three of them slammed centuries in the third and final One Day International (ODI) match in Manchester.
Bairstow topped the series aggregate with 196 runs after his 126-ball 112 in the final match of the recently-concluded series against Australia on Wednesday to make a return to the top 10.
The previous best for the 30-year-old Yorkshire player was ninth position in October 2018. He is now with his career-best rating points of 777.
Maxwell and Carey, who were involved in a 212-run fifth-wicket stand that helped Australia complete a thrilling three-wicket victory and take the series 2-1, are next to each other in the rankings table led by the Indian captain Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma.
Maxwell has gained five places to take joint 26th position along with Paul Stirling of Ireland after scoring 186 runs in the series, while Carey comes in next after his total of 152 runs elevated him 11 places to a career-best 28th position.
Others to move up in the list include Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne (up 20 places to a career-best 63rd) and Sam Billings of England, who scored 118 in the first match to finish with 183 runs in the series, only behind Bairstow and Maxwell, making it to the top 100 for the first time.
England all-rounder Chris Woakes also gained in the rankings for bowlers, advancing three places to a career-best fourth position after finishing with six wickets in the series. He is now second in the list of all-rounders after also notching 89 runs in the series.
His compatriot Ben Stokes is among those he has overtaken to reach within 20 points of Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi.