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New Zealand’s star middle-order batsman, Ross Taylor has made a significant gain in the ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen after an incredible performance against India. Taylor won the Man of the Series award for his contribution with the bat in the New Zealand-India three-match ODI series.

He smashed a hundred and a half-century in recently-held series against the Men in Blue.

Taylor’s performance was one of the main reasons why New Zealand was able to humiliate India. India were whitewashed for the first time in 31 years in a three-match or more ODI series since 1988.

This is an unwanted record for the Men in Blue and now questions are boiling up on team India’s selection and individual performances.

For New Zealand, however, this series was a comeback and some players shone brilliantly throughout the series.

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Ross Taylor Climbs Up The ICC ODI Rankings

Taylor has climbed up the spot in the ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings and is currently on the number four position. Despite having his poorest bilateral series as a captain, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has retained the top spot in the rankings.

Countryman Rohit Sharma has also retained the second spot after being unavailable for the series due to the calf injury that he pulled on during the T20 series.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam takes the third spot and is only a point ahead of Taylor.

South Africa’s former ODI captain Faf du Plessis has crumbled down and is currently on the fifth position. Australian opener David Warner remains stable at the sixth position.

The new Proteas ODI captain Quinton de Kock has gained a couple of spots and sits on the seventh position as of now.

Kane Williamson’s failure to participate in the first two ODIs against India has seen a downfall by one spot in his ranking and he is now on the eighth position. Joe Root has also slipped by one spot and come down to the ninth position.

Australian opener Aaron Finch’s ranking remains unchanged and he sits on the 10th position in the ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen.

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