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Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah grab the top-spots in latest ICC ODI Rankings
- Updated: November 14, 2018
The leaders of the Indian juggernaut in the One-Day International (ODI) cricket, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, established themselves firmly at the top of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI rankings which were released on Tuesday.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli bolstered his position as the best ODI batsman in the world with three consecutive centuries in the recently concluded series win over the Windies. He sits at the top with 899 ranking points while his deputy Rohit Sharma is hot in pursuit with 871 ranking points on his name. Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan has maintained his eighth spot in the ranking as well.
The Asian giants made their presence felt in the bowling department as well by occupying three out of the top five positions. Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested from the initial few ODIs against Windies, did enough to hold onto his crown in ODI bowling with 844 points. Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav retained his third spot with 723 points while his spin partner Yuzvendra Chahal jumped three places to claim the fifth position.
A few foreign players shone brightly in the rankings as well. Ross Taylor achieved his career-best ranking of three on the back of his 80 and 86 not out in the two ODI matches against Pakistan. The New Zealander leapfrogged Babar Azam and Joe Root to secure the spot behind two Indian batsmen. Faf Du Plessis gained three spots owing to his impressive showings in Australia and is currently sitting at the seventh position.
Bowling department also witnessed significant changes as the South African pace bowler Kagiso Rabada broke into the top-five (fourth spot) after picking up seven wickets in the series against Australia. Rashid Khan is at the second spot currently with 788 ranking points. The Afghan sensation is number one all-rounder in ODI cricket, followed by Mohammad Nabi and Shakib Al Hasan. Mohammad Hafeez and Mitchell Santner complete the top five all-rounders list.