ICC ODI Rankings: Ireland’s Tector displaces Kohli, de Kock to become top-10 batter, Gill stays put on 5th spot | Cricket News

DUBAI: young Irish cricketer Harry Tector reached the top 10 of the latest ICC Men’s ODI Batting Ranking after his career-high 140 in Game 2 of the 50-over series against Bangladesh in Chelmsford.
The 23-year-old finished the series as the top run-getter with 206 points in three games and ranks seventh, having replaced Indian Virat Kohli and South African Quinton de Kock, who fell one place each eighth and ninth respectively.
Indian top notch young hitter Shubman Gill continues to occupy fifth place in the standings, which is led by the Pakistani Babar Azam.

Tector’s seventh place in the standings, after a jump of 72 points, is the best by an Irish hitter.
The right-handed batter’s new rating of 722 is also the highest ever by an Irish men’s batter in ODI cricket.
Besides Kohli and de Kock, Tector is also ahead of Indian all-round captain Rohit Sharma (10th), Australian Steve Smith (11th) and Jos Buttler (15th).
Former England skipper Eoin Morgan reached 712 points in 2019, but at that time he was playing for England. Of the Irish players, the highest was Paul Stirling, who reached 697 points in June 2021.

Tector will have the opportunity to further improve his standings when Ireland take part in the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe in June-July.
“He (Tector) has just had all the attributes to go on and be one of the greats in Irish cricket and hopefully we can help him on his way, and he continues to score points for us,” said said Irish skipper Andy Balbirnie. quoted as saying by ICC.
“The more races he gets for us, the better off we will be.”


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