ICC ODI rankings: Virat Kohli holds on to top spot, Kuldeep climbs to No. 6

first_imgVirat Kohli held on to his No. 1 spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen while Joe Root climbed four spots to No. 2.In the bowlers rankings, Kuldeep Yadav, who finished with nine wickets from the three ODIs against England, climbed up to No. 6 while Adil Rashid moved to career-high 681 rating points after bagging six wickets in the ODI series.India lost the three-match ODI series 2-1 to England but Kohli’s personal form was sensational as he raked up scores of of 75, 45 and 71 from the three matches to finish the series with 191 runs at an average of 63.66. The good series not only helped him keep his top spot but also took him to 911 rating points — his career best.Root on the other hand benefited from the two centuries in the second and third matches. He scored 113 not out in the second ODI and followed it up with 100 not out on Tuesday to go up the ladder in the rankings. He averaged 216 in the three-match series and moved to 818 rating point — one short of his career high of 819.Eoin Morgan hails England spinners after series win against India Joe Root hit centuries in the second and third ODIs against India (Reuters Photo)Root’s gain meant that Babar Azam moved down one spot to No.3 while the out-of-action David Warner slipped two spots to fifth. New Zealand’s Ross Taylor also went down one position to No. 6 while Rohit Sharma stayed at No.4 thanks to his 137* in the first ODI helping his cause.Virat Kohli wants India to move on after first ODI series defeat since 2016advertisementThe two wrist-spinners from India and England also benefited from the three-match series.England’s Rashid picked up six wickets and got to his career-best rating points and retained his eighth position while Kuldeep moved up eight places to finish on sixth. The Indian left-armer ended the series with 684 rating points after having achieved a career-high — unsurprisingly — earlier in the series following returns of 6/25 and 3/68. Kuldeep Yadav picked up nine wickets from the three-match series against England (Reuters Photo)The top five comprising of Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan, Hasan Ali, Trent Boult and Josh Hazlewood remained the same.Elsewhere, the Zimbabwe v Pakistan ODI series is still on, but the high performers have started to rise up the table.The stars for Pakistan in the first two ODIs have been Fakhar Zaman (177 runs) and Imam-ul-Haq (172 runs) with the bat and Usman Shinwari (6 wickets) with the ball.While Zaman has moved up 14 positions to No.24 with a career-best 639 points — joint with Alex Hales — Imam, still only six ODIs old, is at No.94, a gain of an astounding 70 spots.Shinwari, too, has gone up 66 spots to No.94 among the bowlers.(With inputs from ICC)last_img

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