Team India cricketers Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill have been rewarded for their brilliant performances in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against New Zealand. The duo rose in the latest ODI players rankings announced by the International Cricket Council on Wednesday, November 30.
Shreyas Iyer jumped six places and climbed to Number 27 in the ODI batters rankings. He slammed 129 runs in two innings, at an average of 64.50, with the best score of 80 runs in the first match. On the other hand, Shubman Gill rose to Number 34 in the ODI batters rankings, as he scored a half-century in the series. He ended three ODIs with 108 runs at an average of 54.
While Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill were promoted in the rankings, Shikhar Dhawan, slipped two places, despite scoring a half-century in the first ODI. He scored 103 runs in three innings, at an average of 34.33 in the series. The left-handed batter is currently fifth on the rankings table. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who were rested for the series dropped to eighth and ninth spots respectively.
Tom Latham, and Kane Williamson move up in the latest ODI rankings
New Zealand batter Tom Latham, who had a great run in the ODI series against India, was also rewarded for his performance. He moved up 10 places and is 18th in the rankings. Latham slammed his career-best 145 in the first ODI at Auckland against India. New Zealand won the match, and eventually the series. Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson also rose to Number 10.
The New Zealand pacers Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee also earned rewards. Lockie moved up five places and is 32nd, whole Southee rose two places and is 34th in the latest ODI rankings for bowlers. Both the pacers took three wickets each in the series. Another New Zealand pacer Matt Henry has broken into the top five in the latest ODI rankings for bowlers.