West Indies Cricketer Marlon Samuels On the Rise

West Indies Cricketer Marlon Samuels
West Indies Cricketer Marlon Samuels

News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 21, 2014: West Indies Cricketer Marlon Samuels is rising up on the latest International Cricket Council’s rankings.

The ICC rankings released Monday show the right-hander has jumped 20 places to 4 in the One-Day International batting rankings.

Samuels’ rise on the ranks comes after he slammed 254 runs in the fourth ODI in Dharamsala. The Jamaican hit centuries in two of the three matches – 126 in the first ODI in Kochi and an equally superb 112 in the fourth ODI in Dharamsala.

South Africa’s AB de Villiers topped the batting rankings while Pakistan’s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal led the bowling rankings.

No other West Indies cricketer rose as high in the ranks. Left-hander Darren Bravo was at 37th while Kieron Pollard slipped five spots to 52nd.

Captain Dwayne Bravo also slid five places to 62nd and Darren Sammy also lost three spots.