Indian men and women cricketers rule the ICC ODI ranking charts
- Indian cricketers take the top spots in latest ICC ODI rankings.
India has clearly been dominating the ODI format from the last one year. The Virat Kohli-led men's team won the ODI series in countries such as South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
On the other hand, the Indian women's team is also having a fabulous run in ODI cricket. Recently, they won ODI series in Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and England. Both the teams are blessed with some great individuals who have been delivering consistent performances. It's one of the reasons why India have been able to shine across the world in ODI cricket.
As an icing on the cake, those individuals are now rewarded with the No.1 rank in their respective ICC ODI rankings. Indian captain Virat Kohli leads the chart in the ODI ranking for batsmen. Smriti Mandhana leads the batting ranking chart in women's cricket.
It doesn't stop here. India's shining star Jasprit Bumrah is currently the leading bowler in the ICC ODI ranking for bowlers. Indian veteran Goswami recently reached the No.1 position in ICC women's bowler rankings for ODIs.
The Indian captain has occupied the number one spot for quite some time now, as he is having a dream run in ODI cricket. He was the leading ODI run scorer in the last two calendar years. He is currently placed at number one with 887 points, and his teammate Rohit Sharma takes the second place with 854 points.
The Indian star has scored ample runs in the last one year. She is the only Indian woman to score an ODI century in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and England. She needs three more points to hit 800 points in ICC rankings and is placed at the top with 797 points. Australian player Ellyse Perry is placed second with 756 points.
Bumrah has been hitting the headlines ever since he made his debut. Not only in the ODIs, but he has been the backbone for India in all the three formats in the last one year. He occupies the number one spot in ICC ODI ranking for bowlers with 808 points. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan is catching up with him who is in second place with 788 points.
Indian veteran bowler Jhulan Goswami recently reached the number one spot in women's ranking for bowlers, thus completing the feat of Indians taking the top spots everywhere. She is the only woman to take more than 200 wickets in ODI history. She took eight wickets against England in the recently concluded ODI series, which helped her reach to the top in the ICC rankings.Published 04 Mar 2019, 20:10 IST