Indian veteran seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s recent performances in the three-match ODI series against England enabled him to jump nine places to take the 11th position. The 31-year old picked up six wickets at 22.50, keeping an economy rate of 4.66. Apart from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, other Indian players also made significant gains from the ODI series victory against England.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar shouldered the responsibilities perfectly as he bowled incredibly well with the new ball, conceding fewer runs along with striking as often. The Meerut-born seamer finished with figures of 10-42-3 in the final ODI in Pune as India clinched the ODI series in a thrilling seven-run win. Aside from that, Shardul Thakur, who contributed four wickets in the same fixture, surged from the 93rd to the 80th slot, thanks to some impressive and impactful bowling spells.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya and keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant jumped up significantly in the One-day international rankings. Pandya reached the career-best 42nd spot, while Rishabh Pant broke in the top 100 rankings. Middle-order batsman KL Rahul, who returned to form with a fifty and hundred in the series, witnessed a minor rise from 31 to 27 in the standings.
England players also make significant gains even after losing the ODI series against India:
The number one ODI team might have lost their second successive 50-over series; however, it did not stop Ben Stokes, and Moeen Ali from jumping upwards. Ben Stokes, who struck 99 off 52 balls in the second ODI, rose to the second spot for all-rounders. Opener Jonny Bairstow, who secured the man of the series award, attained a career-high 796 rating points after the second ODI, dropped down to the seventh position after failing in the third ODI. Spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali zoomed up nine places to 46th amongst bowlers.
Bangladesh veteran cricketer Mahmudullah Riyad jumped up to seven places to snap the 40th spot after an unbeaten 76 in the third ODI against New Zealand, while Kiwi seamer Matt Henry moved up five positions to a career-best third slot amongst bowlers after finishing with figures of 10-2-27-4 in the same match. James Neesham surged 16 places to get to 62nd amongst the bowlers.
Here are the latest ICC ODI Players rankings(As updated on 28th March):