Team India skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have maintained their top spot in the latest released ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen. On the other hand, ace fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has occupied the third spot in the bowler’s rankings.
The global governing body released the latest ODI Rankings on January 27 (Wednesday) after the ODI match against Ireland-Afghanistan and Bangladesh-West Indies. Ireland all-rounder Paul Stirling and Bangladesh spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz made notable after some fine performances in the ICC World Cup Super League.
Stirling jumped eight slots to reach 20th place after scoring 285 runs against Afghanistan which included centuries in the second and third matches. On the other hand, Mehidy has progressed nine spots to take the fourth position after grabbing seven wickets including a haul of four for 25 in the second ODI that won him the player of the match award.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli continue to dominate ICC ODI Rankings
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli continues to dominate the ICC ODI Rankings. The talismanic run-scorer scored two half-centuries in the three-match ODI series against Australia which India lost 1-2 last year in December and retains the top spot.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma, who missed the ODI series against the Aaron Finch-led side owing to a hamstring injury, remains at number two, five points ahead of Pakistan’s Babar Azam. In the list of all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja has moved down by a spot and is currently at number eight.
Indian cricketers will have a chance to improve their rankings once again when they lock horns with England in the three-match ODI series starting March 23 in Pune.