India’s vice-captain in limited overs cricket, Rohit Sharma has taken a leap of four places to move up to number five in the latest ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen.
In the recently concluded ODI series against Australia, Rohit was the leading run-scorer which lead him towards the best ODI ranking of his career. He scored an elegant century in the final ODI against Australia and his 125-run innings helped him take his run tally in the series to 296 runs.
India beat Australia in the final ODI in Nagpur by chasing down a meagre target of 243-run which also helped the men in blue to attain the no. 1 ranking in the ICC ODI Rankings for teams as they won the series 4-1.
Rohit has now got 790 ranking points and became the second Indian batsmen to be in the top-5 after skipper Virat Kohli, who is still holding the numero uno position ICC rankings. However, Australian opener, David Warner is closing in on the no. 1 position after his good show in the ODI series.
Other Indian batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Kedar Jadhav also took a leap in the rankings, as Rahane reached the 24th while Jadhav moved up to his career-best 36th position by taking a jump of eight places.
In the bowling department, Axar Patel has moved up from 10th place to seventh in the list of bowlers. While India’s wrist spinners duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav also taken huge leaps. Chahal made a big gain of 24 places to move up to 75th spot while Kuldeep moved up nine places to 80th.