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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma consolidate their top positions in latest ICC ODI Rankings

Aaron Finch entered into the top 10 batsmen in the rankings.

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India captain Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma have strengthened their grip on the top two positions while left-hander Shikhar Dhawan has advanced in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after notable performances against Australia.

Kohli and Sharma have gained two and three rating points, respectively, after starring in a 2-1 win in the three-match home series, which helped India retain their second position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings led by World champions England.

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Kohli is No. 1 with 886 points after his Player of the Series effort of 183 runs while Sharma’s 171 runs, which included a match-winning 119 in the final ODI in Bengaluru, have taken him to 868 points and strengthened his No. 2 position. Pakistan’s Babar Azam is in the third position with 829 points.

Dhawan has gained seven slots to reach 15th position with 170 runs in two innings, missing a chance to bat in Bengaluru after injuring his shoulder while fielding. Lokesh Rahul, who opened in his place in the final ODI, has gained 21 slots to reach 50th position with an aggregate of 146 runs.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has moved up two slots to 27th among bowlers after finishing with four wickets in the series. He also scored 45 runs in two innings and has gained four places in the all-rounders’ list to be ranked 10th.

What about Australia players?

Steve Smith, who topped the series with an aggregate of 229 runs including a knock of 131 in the final ODI, has been rewarded with a four-place jump to 23rd position. David Warner, a formerly top-ranked batsman in the format, has moved up one place to sixth while captain Aaron Finch has moved up one place into 10th. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey is in 31st position after gaining two slots.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa’s five wickets in the series see him advance 20 places to reach 37th position while Kane Richardson has moved from 77th to 65th.

Here are the latest ODI rankings

Team Rankings

Rank Country Rating Points
1  India 120
2  Australia 108
3  New Zealand 105
4  South Africa 102
5  England 102
6  Sri Lanka 92
7  Pakistan 85
8  West Indies 81
9  Bangladesh 60
10  Afghanistan 49
11  Zimbabwe 16

Batsmen rankings

Rank Player Country Rating Points
1 Virat Kohli India 886
2 Rohit Sharma India 868
3 Babar Azam Pakistan 829
4 Faf du Plessis South Africa 815
5 Ross Taylor New Zealand 810
6 David Warner Australia 796
7 Kane Williamson New Zealand 789
8 Joe Root England 776
9 Quinton de Kock South Africa 773
10 Aaron Finch Australia 769
15 Shikhar Dhawan India 710
23 Steve Smith Australia 683
31 Alex Carey Australia 608
50 KL Rahul India 539

Top bowlers

Rank Player Country Rating Points
1 Jasprit Bumrah India 764
2 Trent Boult New Zealand 737
3 Mujeeb Ur Rahman Afghanistan 701
4 Kagiso Rabada South Africa 684
5 Pat Cummins Australia 673
6 Chris Woakes England 664
7 Mohammad Amir Pakistan 656
8 Matt Henry New Zealand 653
9 Lockie Ferguson New Zealand 648
10 Mitchell Starc Australia 645
27 Ravindra Jadeja India 573
37 Adam Zampa Australia 518
65 Kane Richardson Australia 446

Top All-Rounders

Rank Player Country Rating Points
1 Ben Stokes England 304
2 Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan 301
3 Imad Wasim Pakistan 278
4 Chris Woakes England 259
5 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 253

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