Impressive Rampaul makes leap up ODI rankings

Chittagong, Bangladesh - West Indies fast bowler continues to make stride in his bowling and has made a giant leap up the International Cricket Council’s One-Day International rankings.

Rampaul, who recently celebrated his 27th birthday, was the biggest movers in the rankings released by the ICC earlier this week. The strong right-armer climbed 12 places after figures of 2-35 and 2-27 against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

Ravi Rampaul

This is his career-best ranking to date and he is easily the highest ranked bowler in the Indies colours with captain Darren Sammy sitting in 31st position.

Rampaul’s superb efforts went a long way in the Windies winning the three-match series 2-1.

In the batting, West Indies duo Lendl Simmons and team-mate Marlon Samuels are the biggest movers. The 26-year-old Simmons rocketed 22 places to 27th spot after hitting 122 and 80 in the two ODIs in Mirpur while Samuels has shot up 33 places to 74th position.

He made 71 in the opening match and a match-winning 88 not out in the second match to take the Man-of-the-Series award.

Sat, 10/22/2011 - 03:50