ICC ODI Rankings: The latest edition of the ICC Rankings was released by the apex governing body. Indian players largely dominated the rankings following their remarkable 3-0 series win against Sri Lanka. A few Pakistan and New Zealand players also gained significantly after their recently concluded ODI series.
Ace Indian batsman Virat Kohli has jumped two spots and claimed the fourth spot in the Men’s ODI Rankings. Kohli smashed 283 runs in three innings and has scored three centuries in his last four innings. His extraordinary stint keeps him just three spots away from the top three batsmen Babar Azam (887), Rassie van der Dussen (766) and Quinton de Kock (759).
Apart from Kohli, Shubhman Gill has also taken a giant leap in the batting rankings. His 207-run stint in the Sri Lankan series has helped him to climb 10 spots to the 26th position in the Men’s ODI batting rankings.
Mohammed Siraj jumps to 3rd place in ICC ODI Rankings
Veteran Indian paceman Mohammed Siraj was the most contemplating part of the rankings as he jumped a massive 15 spots to claim the 3rd position in the Men’s ODI bowling rankings. Siraj emerged as the highest wicket-taker against Sri Lanka achieving a career-best rating of 685. He now stands behind Australia’s Josh Hazlewood (727) and New Zealand’s Trent Boult (730).
Following his exceptional stint against Sri Lanka, Kuldeep Yadav also climbed seven spots to hold the 21st position in the bowling rankings.
Amongst the Pakistan and New Zealand athletes, Kane Williamson sparked to the eighth position after moving up three spots backed on his marvellous 164-run stint in the series. Devon Conway also gained handsomely and held the 50th position after his dominating century. Pakistani spinner Mohammed Nawaz was another magnificent gainer who moved up 12 spots to the 28th position after claiming six wickets in the series.
Though Kohli with his 750 rating points cannot fetch and beat the thumping rating of his arch-rival Azam (887 rating points), Mohammed Siraj has an exceptional opportunity to edge past his rivals if he sustains the same performance against New Zealand.