Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma retain their top positions in the latest ICC ODI rankings

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma retain their top positions in the latest ICC ODI rankings

The ICC released the rankings after the conclusion of ODI series between England and Ireland.

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

Ireland batsmen Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling have advanced in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after figuring in a record 214-run partnership that helped win the final match of their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against England in Southampton on Tuesday.

Captain Balbirnie’s innings of 113 in the final match and an aggregate of 131 runs helped him move up four places to 42nd position while his deputy Stirling’s score of 142 and a total of 156 runs lifted him one slot to 26th in the list led by India skipper Virat Kohli.

Rookie Curtis Campher’s impressive first series, which saw him score half-centuries both times he batted, has helped him make a noteworthy entry into the batsmen’s list in 191st position, and the Ireland bowlers too registered upward movement in the latest rankings update.

Fast bowler Craig Young’s six wickets in the series have lifted him 40 places to a career-best 89th position while Mark Adair (up six places to 138th) and Joshua Little (up 38 places to 146th) are the others to move up after the series, which ended 2-1 in England’s favour.

What about other players?

England captain Eoin Morgan, another centurion from Tuesday’s match, has gained one place and is 22nd while Jonny Bairstow has moved up a slot to 13th position, thanks to his knock of 82 in the second match. Sam Billings has re-entered the rankings at 146th position after aggregating 132 runs. Meanwhile, there is no change in the top three batsmen with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam retaining their positions.

Among their bowlers, leg-spinner Adil Rashid has advanced from 29th to 25th with five wickets in the series, while left-arm fast bowler David Willey’s eight wickets, including a haul of five for 30 in the opening match, not only won him the player of the series award but has also lifted him six places to 51st position.

England’s series win got them 20 points in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which sees 13 teams vie for direct qualifying places in the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023. Ireland are on 10 points.

India and seven other teams will make it directly from the league with the remaining two getting a second chance through a Qualifier.

Here are the latest ODI rankings:

Top Batsmen

Rank Player Team Pts
1 Virat Kohli India 871
2 Rohit Sharma India 855
3 Babar Azam Pak 829
4 Ross Taylor NZ 818
5 Faf du Plessis SA 790
6 David Warner Aus 789
7 Aaron Finch Aus 767
8 K Williamson NZ 765
9 Joe Root Eng 759
10 Q de Kock SA 755
13 Jonny Bairstow Eng 730
22 Eoin Morgan Eng 670
26 Paul Stirling Ire 647
42 Andy Balbirnie Ire 564

Top Bowlers

Rank Player Team Pts
1 Trent Boult NZ 722
2 J Bumrah India 719
3 M Ur Rahman Afg 701
4 Pat Cummins Aus 689
5 Kagiso Rabada SA 665
6 M Amir Eng 657
7 Chris Woakes Eng 650
8 Matt Henry NZ 641
9 Rashid Khan Afg 630
10 Mitchell Starc Aus 628
Lockie Ferguson NZ 628
25 Adil Rashid Eng 575
51 David Willey Eng 489

Top All-Rounders

Rank Player Team Pts
1 M Nabi Afg 301
2 Ben Stokes Eng 285
3 Imad Wasim Pak 278
4 C de Grandhomme NZ 265
5 Chris Woakes Eng 256