Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma gain points in ICC ODI rankings
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma remain at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the ICC ODI batting rankings. The table was updated on Monday (January 20) after India won the ODI series against Australia in Bengaluru
Dubai: In the latest International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI rankings for batsmen, India’s Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have gained points following a 2-1 ODI series win over Australia in Bengaluru.
On Sunday (January 19), India defeated Australia by seven wickets to claim the three-match rubber. Captain Kohli was the Man-of-the-series while his deputy Rohit was adjudged Player-of-the-match for his century.
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In the ICC rankings updated on Monday (January 20), Kohli and Rohit have strengthened their grip on the top two positions.
Kohli and Sharma have gained two and three ratings points, respectively while India retain their second position in the ICC ODI team rankings led by world champions England.
Kohli is No. 1 with 886 points while Sharma, with 868 points, has strengthened his No. 2 position. Pakistan’s Babar Azam is in third position with 829 points.
Dhawan has gained seven slots to reach 15th position. KL Rahul, who opened in his place in the final ODI, has gained 21 slots to reach 50th position.
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.
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.