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ICC ODI rankings: Virat Kohli achieves highest ever rating by an Indian

The Indian captain overtook AB de Villiers to reclaim the top spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings


Virat Kohli overtook Sachin Tendulkar's 1998 tally of 887 points
Virat Kohli overtook Sachin Tendulkar's 1998 tally of 887 points

Indian captain Virat Kohli has added another feather to his bulging cap by achieving the highest ranking points by an Indian batsman in the history of ODIs. He achieved the feat in the final ODI of the India-New Zealand series, reclaiming the top spot in the ODI batting rankings that he had lost to AB de Villiers just ten days back.

Sachin Tendulkar, who catapulted to a different league during the 1998 season, held the previous record for the best ranking by an Indian, having achieved 887 points around two decades back. Kohli, on the back of two hundreds in the series, became the second highest century maker in ODIs, and surpassed Tendulkar’s ‘98 record by reaching 889 points.

Rohit Sharma, who has been in a rich run of form ever since his comeback to the Indian team from injury, reached his career-best tally of 799, moving to the seventh spot in the latest rankings. Indian stumper MS Dhoni also moved one spot to reach 11th, although opener Shikhar Dhawan took a one slot drop to reach the 15th spot.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis was another major mover in the top-10, jumping two spots to reach the eight slot, while his New Zealand counterpart Kane Williamson dropped two spots to move to the tenth spot. Opener Martin Guptill suffered a one-place drop to 11th, while Tom Latham, having moved to the middle orderopener from his earlier role as an opener, jumped 15 spots to reach a career-best position of 23.

In the bowlers’ rankings, Hasan Ali continued to stay atop the list, while India’s Jasprit Bumrah leaped three places to reach the third spot, behind the Pakistani pacer and South Africa’s Imran Tahir. Josh Hazlewood, Kagiso Rabada and Mitchell Starc suffered a one-spot drop each to reach the fourth, fifth and sixth position respectively. Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner moved two places up to reach 14th, while India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered a drop in one position to move to fifteen.

Here are the complete list

ICC Batting Top 10:

Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team    Points   Avge     Highest Rating

  1         (+1)        Virat Kohli            Ind         889!      55.74    889 v NZ at Kanpur 2017

  2         (-1)         AB de Villiers       SA          872       54.06    902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

  3         ( - )         David Warner      Aus        865       44.94    880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

  4         ( - )         Babar Azam        Pak        846*!    58.60    846 v SL at Sharjah 2017

  5         ( - )         Quinton de Kock SA          808 !     45.85    808 v Ban at East London 2017

  6         (-1)         Joe Root               Eng        802       50.00    808 v Win at Bristol 2017

  7         ( - )         Rohit Sharma      Ind         799 !     44.33    799 v NZ at Kanpur 2017

  8         (+2)        Faf du Plessis     SA          773       43.90    791 v SL at Cape Town 2017

  9         ( - )         Hashim Amla      SA          766       51.25    901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

 10       (-2)         Kane Williamson NZ          760       46.31    798 v SA at Centurion 2015


Bowling Top-10

Rank      (+/-)      Player                   Team    Points   Avge    Eco.      Highest Rating

  1         ( - )         Hasan Ali             Pak        759*!    19.82    5.11      759 v SL at Sharjah, '17

  2         ( - )         Imran Tahir          SA          743       23.72    4.64      786 v SL Jo'burg 2017

  3         (+3)        Jasprit Bumrah   Ind         719*!    22.26    4.76      719 v NZ Kanpur 2017

  4         (-1)         Josh Hazlewood Aus        714       23.85    4.69      732 v Eng E'baston 2017

  5         (-1)         Kagiso Rabada   SA          708       26.08    5.05      724 v Eng Lord's 2017

  6         (-1)         Mitchell Starc       Aus        684       20.13    4.81      783 v NZ M'bourne 2015

  7         ( - )         Trent Boult           NZ          671       26.21    5.04      766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

  8         ( - )         Akshar Patel        Ind         653*     31.31    4.43      663 v Aus Nagpur 2017

  9         ( - )         Rashid Khan        Afg         647*!    14.74    3.97      647 v Win St Lucia 2017

 10=      ( - )         Sunil Narine        Win        646       26.46    4.12      791 v SL Jamaica 2013

      


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