Johnson Charles scores high

West Indies opening batsman Johnson Charles.
AP Photo/Rick Rycroft

Opening batsman Johnson Charles has achieved the biggest gain for West Indian batsmen in the latest Reliance ICC ODI rankings released last week.

Charles has climbed 30 places to number 63 after separate centuries for West Indies in Australia and in the Caribbean last month.

The St. Lucian batsman, who got to a century in the final game against Australia and again in the first ODI against Zimbabwe in Grenada recently, has now soared to 430 rating points.

Middle order batsman Darren Bravo also moved up the rankings on the strength of his maiden ODI century in the first match against Zimbabwe recently.

Bravo is nine places better with 556 rating points.

Ramnaresh Sarwan, who returned to international cricket after a break of nearly two years, has moved up two notches to number 58.

Sarwan recently had high scores including an unbeaten century in the second ODI between West Indies and Zimbabwe in Grenada recently.

However, Bravo slipped four places in the batting ranking while Kieron Pollard also slid a notch.

In the bowler’s ranking, Sunil Narine has moved up a place to second with a career-best 766 ratings points.

West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell has moved up 13 places to number 48, while Tino Best has climbed 12 places to 88 and Kemar Roach climbed six places.

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