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Monday, 20 January 2020

ICC Rank Updates : Indian team player - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah on top

ICC Rank Updates : Indian team player - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah on top

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah

Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma strengthened their hold on the first two places in the batting table of the ICC ODI rankings released on Monday. On the other hand, Jaspreet Bumrah retained the top position in the bowlers list. After a brilliant performance in the recently concluded series against Australia, Kohli strengthened the number one and Rohit's number two ranking. India won the series 2–1.

Kohli scored 183 runs in the three-match series against Australia, while Rohit scored 171 runs. Rohit scored 119 runs in the third ODI in Bengaluru. According to the ICC statement, Kohli has 886 points and Rohit has 868 points. They got two and three rating points respectively. Babar Azam of Pakistan is third with 829 points.

Shikhar Dhawan at number 15

Shikhar Dhawan ranking
Shikhar Dhawan ranking

Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 170 runs in two innings and moved up seven places to 15th. He was unable to bat in the third ODI due to a shoulder injury. KL Rahul, who started his innings, scored a total of 146 runs in three matches and climbed 21 places to reach the 50th position.

Smith and Warner also benefit

Australia's Steve Smith scored 229 runs in the series, including 131 runs in the final ODI. This gave him the advantage of four places and he has reached number 23. David Warner also moved up one place to sixth while captain Aaron Finch moved up to tenth place. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey has gained two places to take the 31st position.

Bumrah burns in Boling

Jasprit Bumrah Rankings
Jasprit Bumrah Rankings

Bumrah, who recovered from injury, topped the list of bowlers with 764 points. He is followed by New Zealand left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult and Mujib ur Rehman of Afghanistan. Kagiso Rabada of South Africa and Pat Cummins of Australia are the other bowlers in the top five. Leg-spinner Adam Jampa took five wickets in the series to jump 20 places to 37th, while Kane Richardson moved up from 77th to 65th.

Jadeja benefits among all-rounders

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has moved up two places to 27th position. He took four wickets in the series. Jadeja also scored 45 runs, making him four places ahead of the all-rounders' list at number ten.