ODI Batsman Rankings: Kohli Back to Top

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Virat Kohli’s 32nd ODI century on Sunday not only helped India win the series against New Zealand 2-1 but also perched him back on top of the ICC ODI Batsman Rankings with career-high rating points of 889 – which helped him break the Indian record that previously stood in the name of Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar jointly at 887 points.

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Kohli reclaimed the top spot from South Africa’s AB de Villiers. De Villiers is now No. 2 on the list with 872 points. Australia’s vice-captain David Warner is No. 3 with 865 points. The latest rankings update takes into account India’s home series against New Zealand. It also includes the last match of the South Africa-Bangladesh series and the last two matches of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka series. The 28-year-old Delhi batsman scored 263 runs in the series against New Zealand, including knocks of 121 in the first ODI in Mumbai and 113 in the final ODI in Kanpur.

Other Movers in the ODI Batsman Rankings and Bowler Rankings

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is up one place to 11th. New Zealand batsman Tom Latham’s good show in the series has seen him jump  15 places to a career-best 23rd. The list for bowlers continues to be led by Pakistan pace bowler Hasan Ali. India speedster Jasprit Bumrah has reached a career-best third position after finishing with six wickets in the New Zealand series. India’s 2-1 win over New Zealand, however, was not enough for them to overtake South Africa. The Proteas continue to hold the top ranking in the ICC ODI Team Rankings at 121 points, ahead of India by two points.
India now have 3 T20 matches against New Zealand starting from 1st of November onwards until November 7th. On 16th November, India will kick off a 3 Test series against Sri Lanka. The latter had a very disappointing 2017 season and will be hoping for some form of redemption before the year is out.

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