ICC Rankings: Kohli, Bumrah and Shakib go into World Cup as No.1
There has always been a stiff competition among the players in national teams. The ones who play consistent and fearless brand of cricket have firmly secured their spots in the World Cup squad and will be looking forward to approaching the English conditions with a fresh and positive perspective.
With the International Cricket Council’s Cricket World Cup 2019 slated to run from May 30 to July 14 in UK and Wales, the Indian team can take some pride in the fact that they are placed second in the latest ODI rankings released on Wednesday.
The No.1 batsman and bowler both are from India, which is indeed good news for Indian fans. On top of that, two batsmen and three bowlers are among the top 10 rankings.
Kohli retained the top spot
Captain Virat Kohli had successfully retained his top spot in the batting rankings with 890 points to his credit followed by Rohit Sharma, who strengthened his second position with 839 points.
New Zealand’ Ross Taylor has 831 points, West Indies’ Shai Hope (808) and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (803) come next on the list.
As far as the bowling rankings are concerned, India’s Jasprit Bumrah continues to dominate bowling rankings with 774 points.
New Zealand’s Trent Boult then comes next on the list with 759 points followed by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan (726), South Africa’s Imran Tahir (703) and his teammate Kagiso Rabada (702) bag top five spots.
Shakib Al Hasan is the No.1 all-rounder
Cut to all-rounder rankings, Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh has once again shown the world that he is the best all-rounder as he moved to top the table. He now has 359 points, 20 points ahead of Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, who has now slipped to No.2.
Rashid’s team-mate Mohammad Nabi wraps the third spot with 319 points while Pakistan’s Imad Wasim (289) and New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner (279) wrap the fourth and fifth position respectively.