Kohli retains top position in ICC ODI rankings for batsmen


Indian Captain Virat Kohli has secured top spot in the ICC ODI rankings in the category of batsmen. On the other hand, Josh Hazlewood is among the top spot in the bowler’s category.

Virat Kohli was placed on No. 3 position before ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament with 22 points after No. 1 ranked AB de Villiers and 19 points beyond David Warner. He hit the massive shotsof unbeaten 81 runs against Pakistan and 76 runs not out against South Africa. In the rankings, he has gained one point extra over Warner after the result of Champions Trophy league stage.

South Africa’s less than impressive display in the progressing rivalry had an immediate bearing the extent that the rankings are concerned. Aside from de Villiers, Quinton de Kock likewise dropped down two spots to be at present positioned No. 6, Faf du Plessis moved down a spot to No. 7 while Hashim Amla moved out of the Top 10.

Shikhar Dhawan, then, has come back to the Top 10 after solid exhibitions in the competition. Taking after thumps of 68 (versus Pakistan), 125 (versus Sri Lanka) and 78 (versus South Africa), the left-gave opener has increased five positions to be right now positioned No. 10. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was additionally remunerated for his great appearing in the Champions Trophy. With thumps of 100 (versus Australia), 87 (versus England) and 57 (versus Bangladesh), he climbed by four positions to No. 5.

Britain had a considerable measure of positives after their three progressive wins that place them in the elimination rounds. Joe Root increased one position to climb to the fourth spot in the rankings for batsmen while Ben Stokes increased nine positions to enter the Top 20. Britain’s bowlers excessively climbed in the rankings with Liam Plunkett bouncing up seven spots to be positioned No. 9 and Adil Rashid picking up the eleventh rank by climbing by nine positions.

There was some positive news for Afghanistan too taking after their great appearing in the progressing ODI arrangement against West Indies. Rashid Khan, the 18-year-old leg-spinner who grabbed a vocation best 7 for 18 in the main ODI and lined it up with figures of 3 for 26 in the second, has had a monstrous increase, climbing by 18 positions to be positioned No. 7.

There was no adjustment in the main five rundown of all-rounders while Ben Stokes increased one spot to be at present positioned No. 6. India’s Ravindra Jadeja climbed three positions to No. 8.

There was likewise no adjustment in the rankings of the main three sides, albeit South Africa have dropped three focuses while Australia have lost one. Britain, then, have swapped places with New Zealand and are as of now positioned No. 4.

India have an opportunity to beat the rankings toward the finish of the opposition. Yet, for that to happen, they should fit the bill for the last and need to face England in the extremely essential conflict. Kohli and his men at that point need to beat the hosts keeping in mind the end goal to climb to 119 rating focuses and advance of South Africa by a portion.