The 9th Edition of my Cricket player rankings are out! And you won’t be able to easily guess who is the Most Valuable Player!!
A Total of 392 players took the field in 2014 as against 338 in 2013 (this number got bigger but more teams were taken into account for this).
I have put out different ODI Ranking lists for teams and players. Do check each one out!
You can check out previous year’s rankings here (ODI Team Rankings 2013)
India finished at the top in the ODI rankings this year. India had a phenomenal year and they rose back to No. 1 in ranking. They won 14 out of 24 matches they played. South Africa came at No. 2 followed by New Zealand, Australia and West Indies.
Shakib smashed just 1 century and 1 half-century on the way compiling 289 runs in 12 matches at an average of 28.9 and a strike rate of 99.31!! He took 21 wickets at an average of 16.8 and economy rate of just 3.72!!. de Villiers (SA) batted solidly and claimed the second spot with 879 runs from 16 matches with a high average of 73.25 and a strike rate of 114.45. He smashed 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries on the way to achieving this. He also took 8 catches. To top that he claimed 3 wickets at an average of 27.66 at a economy rate of 5.92.
AB de Villiers (SA) took place of Amla and continued SA dominance at the top of the table. He claimed the top spot with 879 runs from just 16 matches with a high average of 73.25 and a strike rate of 114.45. He smashed 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries on the way to achieving this.
A Bangladeshi is back at the top! Shakib Al Hasan found himself at the top spot with 21 wickets in just 12 matches at an average of 16.8 and an astounding rate of 3.72 rpo! Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan) once again came in Top 5 for the umpteenth time. He took 12 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 17.66 and an economy rate of 4!
A player from a minority team took the first spot for the first time in fielding! Cross (Scotland) took 18 catches in just 7 matches! to take the top spot. Wade (Aus) took 15 catches and 1 stumpings in 7 matches to come next.
*These rankings are based on Players whos played 5 matches or more. These rankings are prepared solely by myself based on owned algorithms. These have no relation with ICC or any other rankings calculated elsewhere in the world.