New Zealand middle-order batsman Ross Taylor has reached his career-best ranking of three in the latest update of ICC ODI Rankings. Ross had scored 80 and an unbeaten 86 in the first and second ODI respectively against Pakistan which has helped him climb up the ladder. Thus, 166 runs in two matches has pushed Taylor past Joe Root and Babar Azam.
Meanwhile, India’s skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma continues to be the top two batsmen in the ICC ODI rankings. On the other hand, South Africa’s skipper Faf du Plessis who scored a fine knock of 125 in the last ODI against Australia made a jump of three places. The right-hander now occupies the seventh position in the rankings.
Fakhar Zaman also achieves career-best rankings.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Proteas gloveman Quinton de Kock slipped by two places to take ninth and tenth rank respectively.
Pakistan’s southpaw opener Fakhar Zaman who had a good series against the Kiwis vaulted by six places to take the 11th spot in the rankings table, which is his career-best rankings. Meanwhile, David Miller who scored a fine knock of 51 and 139 in the second and third ODI gains 11 places to move to 31st rank.
Australia’s all-rounder Marcus Stoinis made a jump of three places to perch at 49th place after scoring 63 in the final ODI. Shaun Marsh whose 106 in the ODI series decider went in vain, made a gain of 18 places to take the 62nd position. Australia’s skipper Aaron Finch had a mundane series to slip down by two places to number 17.
Kagiso Rabada continued to hunt down the Australian batsmen to scalp seven wickets in the three-match series. Thus, Rabada occupies the fourth place in the ICC ODI Rankings.
Meanwhile, Imran Tahir was kicked out of the top 10 whereas Shadab Khan moved up by 16 places to take 24th rank. Lockie Ferguson made a giant stride of 31 places to occupy the 42nd rank whereas Lungi Ngidi took a leap of 19 spots to take the 43rd rank.
Here are the ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings:
|7||Faf du Plessis||785|
|10||Quinton de Kock||754|