Virat Kohli at the pinnacle of ICC ODI Rankings

Virat Kohli at the pinnacle of ICC ODI Rankings

Jasprit Bumrah reached career-best third position in bowlers’ list led by Hasan Ali.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli celebrates his 32nd ODI ton. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Other bowlers to move northwards include left-arm spinners Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up two places to 14th) and Pakistan’s Imad Wasim (up 14 places to 27th). Adam Milne has also made significant movement, gaining 11 slots to reach 42nd position.

India’s 2-1 win over New Zealand was not enough for them to overtake South Africa, which hold the top ranking in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings at 121 points, ahead of India by two points. India captain Virat Kohli has moved back to the top position among batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings within 10 days of losing it to South Africa batsman AB de Villiers.

In the latest rankings update that takes into account India’s home series against New Zealand which India won 2-1 on Sunday, as well as the last match of the South Africa-Bangladesh series and the last two matches of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka series, Kohli has also reached a career-high in terms of rating points.

The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, who scored 263 runs in the series against New Zealand including knocks of 121 in the first ODI in Mumbai and 113 in the final ODI in Kanpur, has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an India batsman. The previous highest points tally of 887 was managed by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 and by Kohli earlier this year.

India opener Rohit Sharma’s 174 runs in the series against New Zealand, which included a fine 147 in the final match, has seen him reach a career-high rating of 799 points, even though he remains in seventh position. Similarly, Pakistan’s Babar Azam (fourth position)  and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (fifth position) have also attained their highest in terms of rating points.

South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis (up two places to 8th), former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (up one place to 11th), New Zealand batsman Tom Latham (up15 places to a career-best 23rd), Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (up three places to 37th) and Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne (up six places to 47th) are among the batsmen to move up in the rankings.

The list for bowlers continues to be led by Pakistan pace bowler Hasan Ali while India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has reached a career-best third position after finishing with six wickets in the series against New Zealand.

ICC ODI Team Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 South Africa 53 6386 120
2 India 53 6379 120
3 Australia 52 5948 114
4 England 54 6156 114
5 New Zealand 49 5432 111
6 Pakistan 46 4560 99
7 Bangladesh 34 3114 92
8 Sri Lanka 64 5322 83
9 West Indies 40 3077 77
10 Afghanistan 30 1618 54

ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 V. Kohli IND 889
2 A.B. de Villiers SA 872
3 D.A. Warner AUS 865
4 Babar Azam PAK 846
5 Q. de Kock SA 808
6 J.E. Root ENG 802
7 R.G. Sharma IND 799
8 F. du Plessis SA 773
9 H.M. Amla SA 766
10 K.S. Williamson NZ 760

ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Hasan Ali PAK 759
2 Imran Tahir SA 743
3 J.J. Bumrah IND 719
4 J.R. Hazlewood AUS 714
5 K. Rabada SA 708
6 M.A. Starc AUS 684
7 T.A. Boult NZ 671
8 A.R. Patel IND 653
9 Rashid Khan AFG 647
10 L.E. Plunkett ENG 646
Rank Name Team Rating
1 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 353
2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 346
3 Mohammad Nabi AFG 329
4 B.A. Stokes ENG 293
5 A.D. Mathews SL 290
6 J.P. Faulkner AUS 280
7 J.O. Holder WI 273
8 Moeen Ali ENG 268
9 M.J. Santner NZ 261
10 M.R. Marsh AUS 260