Riding on their superlative performances in the just-concluded ODI series against South Africa, India stars Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah have reigned supreme in the latest world cricket body International Cricket Council’s One-day International rankings, released on Tuesday.
Kohli, who was at the top of the rankings, received the highest ODI batting rating in 27 years. He also became the first Indian to move above 900 points under the ICC’s historical system of rating players.
The 29-year old Virat Kohli had scored a staggering 558 runs in the six-match series which India won 5-1.
The India skipper had scored three centuries and a fifty in the series to lead the team to a historic series win.
Kohli picked up 33 rating points to extend his lead at the top of the rankings. He now leads AB de Villiers by 65 points. His rating of 909 is the highest of any player since Australia’s Dean Jones in 1991 and the seventh-highest in ODI history.
The players who had a better ranking than Kohli are – Sir Viv Richards (935 in 1985), Zaheer Abbas (931 in 1983), Greg Chappell (921 in 1981), David Gower (919 in 1983), Jones (918 in 1991) and Javed Miandad (910 in 1987). Kohli had started the series on 876 points, the 18th highest of all time.
Another significant gainer in the rankings is Shikhar Dhawan. The southpaw scored 323 runs and has returned to top ten after jumping four places to take 10th spot.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma paid the price for a lukewarm show. The opening batsman has been dropped to the sixth position from fourth.
ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings
|2||A.B. de Villiers||SA||844|
|7||Q. de Kock||SA||783|
|8||F. du Plessis||SA||782|
Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah has risen to the top of ICC rankings. He was at the third spot at the start of the series with 728 points and jumped to the number 1 position with 787 rating points. Giving him company at the top is Afghanistan spin sensation, Rashid Khan.
ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings
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