Jasprit Bumrah attains career best ranking after Sri Lanka ODI series

Virat Kohli equalled the highest ODI rating points by an India batsman, recorded by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998.

Jasprit Bumrah India v Sri Lanka
Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has made handsome gains in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings after playing a big role in the team’s 5-0 series whitewash over Sri Lanka. Bumrah has moved up 27 ranks to a career-best fourth position in a list led by Australia pace bowler Josh Hazlewood with South Africa spinner Imran Tahir and Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc the other two bowlers ahead of him.

The 23-year-old Bumrah, whose previous best was 24th position in June this year, has moved up the table with his player of the series effort of 15 wickets, the best by any bowler in a bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka. His performances included a career-best five for 27 in the third ODI at Palekelle.


Also gaining in the rankings is India’s left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, who has moved up from 20th to 10th position after finishing with six wickets in four matches. Patel has thus closed in on his career-high rank of ninth in October last year.

Hardik Pandya (up two places to 61st), Kuldeep Yadav (up 21 places to 89th) and Yuzvendra Chahal (up 55 places to 99th) are other India bowlers to gain in the rankings.

Captain Virat Kohli has consolidated his position at the top of the rankings for batsmen after his 330 runs in the series, which included an unbeaten 110 in the last match in Colombo on Sunday, his second century of the series.

Kohli, who is also top-ranked in T20Is, has increased his lead over Australia’s David Warner from 12 to 26 points and is now on 887 points – equaling the highest ODI rating points by an India batsman, recorded by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998.

Rohit Sharma, the second highest run-maker in the series with 302 runs, and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are both back in the top 10. Sharma, who struck two centuries in Sri Lanka, has gained five slots to reach ninth place while Dhoni’s 162 runs have lifted him two places to 10th position.

For Sri Lanka, all-rounder Angelo Mathews’s 192 runs in the series have helped him gain four slots to reach 23rd position while Niroshan Dickwella (up two places to 36th), Upul Tharanga (up one place to 63rd) and Milinda Siriwardana (up 35 places to 89th) are the others to gain.

Mathews has gained one slot among bowlers to reach 52nd position while spinner Akila Dananjaya has gained 21 places to reach 80th position. Mathews has also gained one position to be fourth among all-rounders.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has been unable to seal a direct qualification place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which it could have done by winning two matches in the series.

Though it is in a strong position to make the grade, the Windies can overtake it by beating Ireland in an upcoming match on 13 September and winning either all five matches against England or the last four matches for a 4-1 win in the series from 19 to 29 September.

The top seven ODI sides apart from host England as on 30 September qualify directly. Teams not getting direct places will get another shot through a Qualifying tournament.

The ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 will feature the bottom four sides from the ICC ODI Team Rankings, the top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the top two sides from the ICC World Cricket League. The top two sides from the World Cup Qualifier will complete the 10-team line-up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

India remains in third position but has gained three points to close in on Australia, which is also on 117 points but remains ahead on decimal points.

ICC ODI Team Rankings

Team Matches Points Rating
South Africa 50 5957 119
Australia 47 5505 117
India 45 5266 117
England 50 5645 113
New Zealand 46 5123 111
Pakistan 41 3885 95
Bangladesh 31 2905 94
Sri Lanka 59 5088 86
West Indies 36 2824 78
Afghanistan 30 1618 54
Zimbabwe 41 2129 52
Ireland 25 1028 41


ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 V. Kohli IND 887
2 D.A. Warner AUS 861
3 A.B. de Villiers SA 847
4 J.E. Root ENG 799
5 Babar Azam PAK 786
6 K.S. Williamson NZ 779
7 Q. de Kock SA 769
8 F. du Plessis SA 768
9 R.G. Sharma IND 764
10 M.S. Dhoni IND 749

ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 J.R. Hazlewood AUS 732
2 Imran Tahir SA 718
3 M.A. Starc AUS 701
4 J.J. Bumrah IND 687
5 K. Rabada SA 685
6 T.A. Boult NZ 665
7 Hasan Ali PAK 663
8 S.P. Narine WI 662
9 Rashid Khan AFG 647
10 A.R. Patel IND 645

ICC ODI AllRounders Rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 353
2 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 339
3 Mohammad Nabi AFG 329
4 A.D. Mathews SL 304
5 J.P. Faulkner AUS 299
6 B.A. Stokes ENG 278
7 M.R. Marsh AUS 273
8 J.O. Holder WI 268
9 C.R. Woakes ENG 251
10 Sikandar Raza ZIM 247