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Rohit Sharma attains career-best ratings in the ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings

Akshar Patel has reached a career-best seventh position.

Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India opener Rohit Sharma has moved up four places to reach the fifth position in the ICC ODI Player Rankings after finishing as the leading scorer in the home series against Australia which India won 4-1 on Sunday. Sharma’s 296 runs in the series, which included a fine 125 in the last match in Nagpur, contributed significantly to India’s convincing victory over the World champions that helped the home side grab the No.1 position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings. Sharma is now on a career-best 790 rating points but his highest ranking has been third, which he attained in February 2016.

Other openers in the series have also made noteworthy gains. Sharma’s opening partner Ajinkya Rahane has moved up four places to reach 24th position while Australia’s opening pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner have proved more prolific and the results show in the latest rankings that also take into account the five-match series in England which the home side won 4-0 against the Windies.

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Finch has gained nine slots to reach 17th position while Warner has closed in on No. 1 ranked Virat Kohli, bridging the pre-series gap of 26 points to just 12 points as he has moved to 865 points.

Other batsmen moving up include Kedhar Jadhav of India (up eight places to a career-best 36th), Marcus Stoinis of Australia (up 74 places to 54th), Jason Roy (up seven places to 30th), Jonny Bairstow (up 48 places to 40th) and Moeen Ali (up 18 places to 56th) of England, and the Windies pair of Jason Holder (up 11 places to 73rd) and Evin Lewis (up 31 places to 78th).

In the rankings for bowlers, South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has regained the top spot after Australia pace bowler Josh Hazlewood missed the India series due to a side strain and lost 18 points in the process. Tahir is now just four points ahead of Hazlewood at 718 points.

In other movements, India’s left-arm spinner Akshar Patel has reached a career-best seventh position after moving up three places while wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (up 24 places to 75th) and Kuldeep Yadav (up nine places to 80th) have also moved northwards.

Other bowlers to move up include Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile (up 49 places to a career-best 44th position) and Pat Cummins (up seven places to 21st), and England’s Liam Plunkett (up three places to 10th) and Adil Rashid (up four places to 12th).

In the list of all-rounders led by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, England’s Ben Stokes has moved into the top five.

ICC ODI Team Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 India 50 5993 120
2 South Africa 50 5957 119
3 Australia 52 5948 114
4 England 54 6156 114
5 New Zealand 46 5123 111
6 Pakistan 41 3885 95
7 Bangladesh 31 2905 94
8 Sri Lanka 59 5088 86
9 West Indies 40 3077 77
10 Afghanistan 30 1618 54

ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 V. Kohli IND 877
2 D.A. Warner AUS 865
3 A.B. de Villiers SA 847
4 J.E. Root ENG 802
5 R.G. Sharma IND 790
6 Babar Azam PAK 786
7 K.S. Williamson NZ 779
8 Q. de Kock SA 769
9 F. du Plessis SA 768
10 M.J. Guptill NZ 749

ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Imran Tahir SA 718
2 J.R. Hazlewood AUS 714
3 K. Rabada SA 685
4 M.A. Starc AUS 684
5 J.J. Bumrah IND 671
6 T.A. Boult NZ 665
7 Hasan Ali PAK 663
7 A.R. Patel IND 663
9 Rashid Khan AFG 647
10 S.P. Narine WI 646

ICC ODI All-Rounders Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 353
2 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 339
3 Mohammad Nabi AFG 329
4 A.D. Mathews SL 304
5 B.A. Stokes ENG 293
6 J.P. Faulkner AUS 280
7 J.O. Holder WI 273
8 Moeen Ali ENG 268
9 M.R. Marsh AUS 260
10 C.R. Woakes ENG 256

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