Virat Kohli tops the list for the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. His India teammate and vice-captain Rohit Sharma is at number two. Pakistan Cricket team skipper Babar Azam is at the third position in the list. Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams have advanced among batters after slamming fine centuries in the series.
Babar Azam has scored 221 runs in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. This also includes a 125 in the final game which has bolstered his points as he maintains his position on the third spot. Zimbabwean batsmen Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams have advanced in the tally after scoring centuries in the innings. While Taylor scored 112 in the first game, Williams scored 118 in the third game.
Virat Kohli continues to top ICC ODI Rankings
Meanwhile, in the list for bowlers Kiwi pacer Trent Boult tops the list for bowlers, while Indian spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is at number 2. Interestingly Afghanistan mystery spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman is at number three in the bowler’s list.
Shaheen Afridi and Wahab Riaz have gained themselves a few points in the list for bowlers. Shaheen has gained eight places to move into the top 20 for the first time in his career. Riaz, on the other hand, is at the 60th position after his match-winning haul of 5/49 in the opening ODI of the series in Rawalpindi.
Shakib-Al-Hasan leads the list for all-rounders with 373 points. He is followed by Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes at number two, three and four. Ravindra Jadeja is the only Indian in the all-rounder’s list.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe won the third ODI against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in the Super Over. It was a mammoth victory for the African nation whose cricket is going through a period of turmoil at the moment.
Rohit Sharma has not been included in any of the squads due to injury concerns. However, BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly has said that they are monitoring his progress and want him to bee available for the tour.
Rohit playing the last league game for Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday has sparked a few debates and has put the board into a fix over his situation. Rohit’s Mumbai Indians play Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals in the first qualifier on November 05 in Dubai.