Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes reach career-high ODI ranking points

“Yeah, in a heartbeat,” Kane Williamson said when asked if he’d swap his Player of the Series trophy for one extra run at the end of the greatest World Cup final in history. He might have to keep that line handy again as the ICC announced another individual milestone for the New Zealand captain.

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Williamson hit a career-high 799 points on the ODI batsmen’s rankings after the semi-final against India and is currently at No. 6 on the table. Scoring only 30 runs against England, though, has brought his tally down to 796, but he remains one of only two New Zealanders in the top ten, Ross Taylor above him with 817 points.

Ben Stokes, the Player of the Final, rose five places to No. 20 after not one but two amazing innings – first to keep England’s chase alive on a remarkably tough pitch and later to lift them in the Super Over while virtually running on empty. Jason Roy,…

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