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ICC ODI Rankings: AB de Villiers still reigns at the top as Virat Kohli slips

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14.98K   //    02 Feb 2015, 12:09 IST
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has moved up 19 places to a career-high 17th position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen and is the highest mover in the top 20 after scoring 152 runs in five matches, while James Faulkner (up 14 places to a career-high 21st) is just two ratings points behind South Africa’s Faf du Plessis in 20th place.

England’s Ian Bell, who was the highest run-scorer in the Carlton Mid tri-series (247 runs) has also vaulted 13 places to 25th. South Africa’s AB de Villiers remains in top spot, 24 points clear of his team-mate Hashim Amla.

India’s Virat Kohli has dropped one place after a poor outing in the tri-series down under. The 26-year-old could manage only 24 runs from four outings against Australia and England. Sri Lankan duo of Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan have held on to their spots in the top 5 after a decent showing in the ODI series against New Zealand.

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has made the biggest jump in the top 10, up 4 places, after hitting one century and two half-centuries in the series against Sri Lanka at home.

There were also positive progressions for Black Caps wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi (up 33 places to a career-high 27th), who could feature in Tuesday’s ODI against Pakistan in Napier, and England’s James Taylor (up 53 places to 86th).

Here are the top 10 ranked ODI batsmen in the world:

Rank Batsman Team Rating
1 AB de Villiers South Africa 891
2 Hashim Amla South Africa 867
3 Virat Kohli India 831
4 Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka 823
5 Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka 785
6 Kane Williamson New Zealand 757
7 Shikhar Dhawan India 725
8 MS Dhoni India 721
9 Quinton de Kock South Africa 720
10 George Bailey Australia 717