Indian skipper Virat Kohli has maintained his top position in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. He is followed by teammate Rohit Sharma at number two. Despite not playing the series against Australia, Rohit has maintained his position at number two.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, Ross Taylor and Australia captain Aaron Finch are the 3rd, 4th and 5th ranked batters, respectively. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya has entered the list of top 50 for the first time in his career. He is placed at 49.
Virat Kohli No 1 in ICC ODI Rankings For Batsmen
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— ICC (@ICC) December 10, 2020
Australian skipper Aaron Finch top-scored in the three-match ODI series. He scored 249 from three games including a century. Meanwhile, Kohli scored 173 runs from three games at 93.01. Steve Smith scored 216 runs in the ODI series including two centuries. Smith despite his form in the ODIs did not manage to break into the top 10.
Smith will be Australia’s most important batsman in the first Test with David Warner ruled out. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli will try to do his best in the first Test as he will be unavailable for the next three Tests.
Smith and Glenn Maxwell has broken into the top 20 ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. This is Smith’s best rating since 2018. Meanwhile, Maxwell is currently at 15th position with 707 points. He aggregated 167 runs in the series and that has helped him get back in the top 20 as well. This is the first time Maxwell has been in the top 20 since February 2017.
In a series dominated by batsmen, Adam Zampa made the big impact with the ball, enabling him an entry in the top 20 ODI bowlers for the very first time. Zampa’s seven wickets at 23 took him to the fourteenth position with a career-best 623 points. Josh Hazlewood took six wickets and moved up a place to the sixth rank.