Virat Kohli maintains 2nd spot in ICC ODI Rankings, Shikhar Dhawan rises to 16th
Virat Kohli is currently in England preparing for the upcoming Test series against the host. Since he has not travelled to Sri Lanka, he remains second in the ICC ODI Rankings, while stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan has risen to the 16th spot.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is currently in England, preparing for the upcoming five-Test series against the host for the Pataudi Trophy, starting August 4. As a result, he has not travelled to Sri Lanka for the ongoing limited-overs tour.
Therefore, as he misses out, Shikhar Dhawan has been promoted as the stand-in skipper for the series. Consequently, Kohli has lost his chance to scale up in the ICC ODI Rankings, as he remains in the second spot, while Pakistan's Babar Azam holds the top place. At number three is senior Indian opener Rohit Sharma.
Meanwhile, Dhawan has been decent in the two One-Day Internationals played against Lanka so far. Consequently, there has been a marginal improvement in his rankings, as he has risen a couple of spots to 16th place.
As for the bowlers, Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has risen four places to 20th, while seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is up a spot to 15th. The top-ranked Indian in the department happens to be pacer Jasprit Bumrah, placed sixth, while New Zealand's Trent Boult dominates the top spot.
Among all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja is the top-ranked from the nation, placed ninth. Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan rules the top spot.
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