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Australians storm to career-high rankings

Movement aplenty - both up and down - among the Aussies after a hard-fought Chappell-Hadlee ODI series

Four Australians have achieved career-high positions on the latest ICC ODI player rankings, following the tourists' 2-1 series defeat to New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee series prior to the first Test. 

Despite that series loss, Australia retain the No.1 ODI spot on 126 rankings points, 12 clear of the Black Caps in second spot, and in a clear sign that Darren Lehmann's side has experienced a generational shift since their World Cup-winning exploits 12 months ago, some fresh faces are beginning to make their impression on the rankings. 

Leading the way on that front are Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood and John Hastings, who all hit new heights in the ODI rankings alongside their vice-captain, David Warner, who did likewise. 

Warner, who is still to dominate the 50-over format with the same consistency he has managed at Test level, rises three places to 15th, his highest-ever ODI position, largely on the back of his 98 in the second ODI against the Black Caps. 

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Marsh, who made a match-winning 69no in that contest, 41 in the decider, and took seven wickets across the series, climbs seven spots to 35th among the world's batsmen, and 22 spots into 67th on the bowlers list.

Hazlewood jumps a massive 25 places to 36th, while Hastings rises five spots to 44th. 

After a particularly lean series with the bat, Glenn Maxwell drops six places to 14th position, but leads the way among Australians, who occupy spots 14 through 18 (Maxwell, Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, George Bailey respectively) but do not have a representative in the top 10 despite their lofty status at the world's No.1 ODI nation. 

Elsewhere, After his match-winning hundred in the deciding ODI against England, Proteas skipper AB de Villiers holds onto his No.1 batting spot, as does Trent Boult among the bowlers. 

South Africa, India and New Zealand dominate the top 10 ODI batting positions, with only Joe Root - who climbs seven places into 10th on the back of two hundreds against the Proteas - breaking up that triumvirate's dominance.

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In the latest T20 international rankings, Finch has regained the title of world's No.1 batsman from Indian superstar Virat Kohli. Neither Finch nor Kohli have played since the Australia-India T20 series, which the Indian dominated to go top ahead of the Australian, who injured his hamstring and hasn't played since. 

Kohli was rested for India's T20 series against Sri Lanka and has dropped 52 rankings points to 840, meaning he now trails Finch by 28 points. 

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