ICC released the latest ODI rankings and Indian skipper Virat Kohli keeps his reign at the first place followed by the star opener Rohit Sharma at the 2nd position. Kohli with a total of 871 rating points enjoys the top spot while Rohit Sharma is just 16 points behind with 855 rating points. The third position among batsmen is occupied by Pakistan’s limited-overs skipper Babar Azam with 829 rating points.
In the bowling department, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah holds the second spot in the ICC ODI ranking with 719 rating points. Bumrah is just 3 rating points behind New Zealand pacer Trent Boult who is ranking at the top with 722 rating points. The third position is taken by the Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rehman with 701 rating points.
Another Indian player making it to the ICC ODI rankings is the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja whose impressive knock in the 2019 World Cup semifinal against New Zealand, almost got India the win. He’s the only all-rounder from India to make it in the top 10 of the ICC ODI Rankings.
The all-rounders’ rankings are still dominated by veteran Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, followed by England’s Ben Stokes on second place.
England vs Ireland series will affect the ICC ODI rankings
England’s defending World Cup champions status is prevailing but for the players of the limited-overs format will have a chance to rise higher in the ICC ODI rankings as England is set to begin their ICC Cricket World Cup Super League with a three-match ODI series against Ireland.
Ever since World Cup for England the opening pair of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have been an undisputed choice as they have successfully destroyed many bowling attacks. With their current rankings being 11th and 14th respectively, the two will be looking forward to entering the top 10 ICC ODI rankings from this series.
England skipper Eoin Morgan will be leading the team for the first time against the country that he played for earlier. This series can help his better his 23rd rank.