Kohli, Rohit bolster top spots in ICC ODI rankings
After the conclusion of three-match ODI series between India and Australia, a lot of shuffling happened in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings. The players who put up notable performances have moved up the ladder. Among the players, Indian captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma have strengthened their places in the latest rankings.
Virat Kohli was named the man of the series for his aggregate score of 183 runs in the ODI series. He scored 16, 78 and 89 in Mumbai, Rajkot and Bengaluru ODI respectively that saw him gain two rating points in the rankings whereas Rohit Sharma was named the man of the match for his candid performance in the ODI decider against Australia. India limited-overs captain scored a magnificent 119 and gained three rating points in the rankings.
With the help of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s sheer exuberance in the third ODI, India managed to clinch the series decider on Sunday. Virat Kohli has 886 points to his name while Rohit Sharma has 868 points. Pakistan’s Babar Azam comes next on the rankings’ list while South Africa’s Faf du Plessis follows next.
Shikhar Dhawan who had a decent spell against Australia in the ODI series jumped seven spots to claim the 15th position while Lokesh Rahul gained 21 slots to reach the 50th position. Australia’s Steve Smith jumped four places to take the 23rd position while David Warner improved one spot to take the sixth position. Skipper Aaron Finch broke into the top ten by gaining one slot.
Leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who bagged five wickets in the series, advanced 20 places to reach the 37th position in the bowling rankings. Jasprit Bumrah tops the list in bowlers’ rankings and Ben Stokes tops the list in all-rounders’ rankings.