Kohli, Bumrah Retains The Numero Uno Position
By CricShots - Nov 2, 2018 4:12 pm
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India’s premier limited-overs pacer Jasprit Bumrah and skipper Virat Kohli strengthened their positions at the numero uno position in the ICC ODI rankings for bowler and batsman respectively. Top-ranked Bumrah achieved a career-high 841 rating points, which is the highest in ODI bowling since Shaun Pollock in 2008 (894 points). Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal managed to enter the top-10 for the first time in his international career.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

After being rested for the first two ODIs against Windies, Bumrah straightaway made an impact in his comeback match by picking up four wickets. He finished the series with six wickets to his name at an average of 11.83 and an unbelievable economy of 2.95. In 2018, Jasprit has been in an impeccable form as he picked up 22 wickets in 13 games at 16.63. He now leads second-ranked Rashid Khan by 53 points.

Meanwhile, despite not being a part of the playing XI in the last two ODIs, Chahal, who took five wickets in three matches, jumped from 11th place to eighth. His partner in crime Kuldeep Yadav, who is now standing at the No. 3 position, too earned good rewards for scalping nine wickets in the series. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja too climbed to 25th position after picking up seven wickets.

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Kohli, who scored centuries in the first three ODIs, earned 15 points and now has a lead of 28 points over second-ranked teammate Rohit Sharma. The two were in amazing form in the series. While Kohli amassed 453 runs, Sharma amassed 389 runs on the back of two 150-plus scores.

Jasprit Bumrah

Ambati Rayudu, who was brilliant for India at No. 4, moved up by 24 places to No.48 with a career-best 553 points.

However, it has been a decent performance by some of the Windies players as the team lost the series 1-3. Both Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer had a good run in the series and caused more than expected trouble for India. Hope, who scored 250 runs in the series at an average of 62.50, jumped from the 47th spot to 25th, while Hetmyer moved to the 26th spot after hitting 259 runs at an average of 51.80. Apart from them none of the Caribbean players gained in the rankings.