Virat Kohli continues to dominate in ODI rankings, Pant gains, two Indians in top-5


Indian captain Virat Kohli continues to hold on to the top position in the latest ICC ODI batting rankings, while fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has dropped one place in the bowlers’ list to reach fourth position in the first and second ODIs against England, 56 respectively. And 66 innings were played, making him 870 points. Bumrah did not play in the limited-overs series against England, which led him to drop a place and move up to fourth place in the bowlers’ list with 690 points. Indian limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma is third in the rankings, behind Pakistan’s Babar Azam, while KL Rahul has moved up from 31st to 27th.

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All-rounder Hardik Pandya managed to achieve his career-best 42nd ranking among batsmen by playing innings of 35 and 64 runs and Rishabh Pant has entered the top 100. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets for 42 runs in the final match. He has gained 9 places, taking him to 11th position, which is the best ranking after his 10th position in September 2017. Shardul Thakur took four wickets for 67 runs in this match, which has increased him from 93rd to 80th position.

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For England all-rounder Ben Stokes gained four places to finish 24th. He scored 99 from 52 balls in the second ODI and is second in the all-rounder, while Johnny Bairstow has retained his seventh position with a career-best 796 Renting Points. Moin Ali gained 9 places to reach 46th position in the bowling list. In the batting list of the latest T20 International rankings, both Rahul and Kohli lost one place, which have slipped to fifth and sixth positions respectively. None of the Indian bowlers and all-rounders figure in the top 10 list.

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