Hope moves into top 5 ODI rankings

West Indies’ Shai Hope bats during the third one-day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Pune, India, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
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West Indies batsman Shai Hope continues to make strides up the ICC player rankings, jumping five places to enter the top five of the MRF Tires ICC ODI Rankings for the first time following his spending performance in the recent Tri-Nation Series in Ireland.

The top-order batsman, who now has a career-best points of 808 and has moved up to the No. 4 in the batting rankings. He accumulated 470 runs at 94.00, recording two fifties and two centuries, one of which was a match-winning 170 against the hosts in Dublin.

Captain Jason Holder said the quality of Hope’s batting could see become the country’s greatest ODI cricketer of all time.

Hope is now the highest ranked batsman in the West Indies World Cup squad. The next highest ranked Windies batsman in ODI cricket is 22 year-old left-hander is Shimron Hetmeyer, who is ranked 29th in the world.

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