Narine still ranks high

Narine still ranks high
West Indies’ Sunil Narine celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s Shehan Jayasuriya during their first one day international cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
Associated Press / Eranga Jayawardena, File

Off-spinner Sunil Narine remained the highest ranked West Indies bowler in the latest ICC One-Day International Player rankings.

South Africa’s seam bowler Kagison Rambada became the youngest player in nearly two decades to claim the number one spot.

In the latest rankings released last week, Trinidadian Narine dropped one place to fourth, and is still the only West Indies, bowler in the top 10.

The 29-year-old, however, has not played for West Indies since the three-match ODI series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirat3es last October.

With West Indies failing to qualify for the Champions Trophy, his ranking is expected to fall further.

Narine missed the One-Day International series against England in March and Pakistan last month after failing to meet the eligibility requirement of making himself available for the Regional Super50 limited overs tournament.

One-Day International captain Jason Holder is the other West Indies player in the top 20, dropping one place to 17th in the latest rankings.

He and Narine are the only two Windies players in the top 50.

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