ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Rankings reward for rising Pakistan

Champions Trophy victors shoot up two spots to sixth on the ODI charts while Proteas remain top dogs

Louis Cameron

19 June 2017, 09:10 PM

Pakistan thrash India to claim Champions Trophy

Pakistan have received further reward for their unlikely Champions Trophy triumph after the International Cricket Council confirmed they'd risen two spots on the one-day international team rankings on Monday.

Having remarkably only just qualified for the tournament they'd go on to win, Pakistan shot up two spots to leapfrog Sri Lanka and Bangladesh into sixth on the ODI charts after their 180-run trouncing of India on Sunday.


South Africa, who were defeated by Pakistan earlier in the competition and eliminated at the group-stage, remain the top-ranked ODI side despite again falling short an ICC event.

Australia too haven't given up ground despite an earlier-than-planned exit from the Champions Trophy, retaining their second spot two ranking points behind the Proteas.

Defeated finalists India are still third, while England and New Zealand have both retained ground in fourth and fifth spot respectively.

There was more good news for Pakistan in the individual rankings, with player-of-the-tournament Hasan Ali climbing 12 spots into seventh on the bowling charts, with the right-armer finding himself in the top-10 for the first time.


Young gun Babar Azam has risen three spots into fifth on the batting rankings, joining defeated India captain Virat Kohli (first), Australia vice-captain David Warner (second), Proteas skipper AB de Villiers (third) and England's Joe Root (fourth) among the top echelon of ODI batsmen.


Australia spearhead Josh Hazlewood remains at the summit of the bowling rankings, with the top-six – including third-ranked Mitchell Starc – all retaining their spots.

Steve Smith has dropped one spot on the batting standings to 13th after India opener Rohit Sharma was rewarded for his strong Champions Trophy campaign with a three-spot rise into 10th