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Ton-up Bairstow enters top 10, Woakes rises to No. 4 among bowlers
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Ton-up Bairstow enters top 10, Woakes rises to No. 4 among bowlers

England opener Jonny Bairstow has returned to the top 10 following his series-topping aggregate of 196 runs against Australia including a terrific ton in Wednesday's clash at Old Trafford.

The Yorkshire star had finished the preceding T20I series on a high with 55 and followed it up with a splendid half-century in the first ODI.

However, Bairstow had to face a rare failure during the second ODI when he perished for a duck off the bowling of Mitchell Starc on a pitch where runs were hard to come by.

He then proceeded to hammer his 10th century – the fourth English player to do so in one-day internationals – and finished with 112 from 126 deliveries. Bairstow is still one spot below his career-best ranking of ninth that he achieved back in October 2018.

All-rounder Chris Woakes has also made impressive gains after a string of stellar performances in the series. The 31-year-old advanced three places in the bowlers' list to end up on a career-best fourth position given his tally of six wickets across three games.

Additionally, Woakes starred with the bat by scoring an aggressive half-century in the series finale, making up for the absence of Ben Stokes. He has thus progressed to number two among all-rounders, only behind Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi.

Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey have vaulted upwards in the standings for batsmen headed by Indian skipper Virat Kohli after the duo stitched a remarkable 212-run fifth-wicket stand to help Australia clinch the series 2-1.

Maxwell and Carey both struck outstanding centuries as they rescued the tourists from a precarious spot at 73-5 to successfully chase down the steep 303-run target.

Maxwell's blistering ton has elevated him to No. 26 whereas Carey now rests on a career-best 28th, having experienced a promotion of 11 places.

World Cup-winner Jofra Archer has gone up 18 slots to cement his status in the top 10 following seven wickets in the series including an incredible player of the match effort in the second game.

Australia's pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood was unable to take part in last year's World Cup after uncertainty over his fitness. He has now climbed back into the top 10 by moving from 15th to eighth position given his man of the match-earning spell of 3-26 in the first encounter.

Australia's Adam Zampa was the leading wicket-taker across both sides in the series with 10 scalps to his name, lifting him to No. 21.

Australia's series triumph has enabled them to collect 20 points in the context of the ODI Super League, though they are still behind England, who had earlier won 2-1 at home against Ireland last month. The top seven teams from the Super League and hosts India directly qualify for the 2023 World Cup.