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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli Still Leading The ICC ODI Rankings
By CricShots - Jan 20, 2020 5:01 pm
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The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, and his deputy, Rohit Sharma has strengthened their position at the top two positions in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings while left-hander Shikhar Dhawan has taken the leap in the rankings after notable performances against Australia.

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Virat Kohli

Kohli and Sharma have gained two and three rating points, respectively, after starring in a 2-1 win in the three-match ODI series at home against Australia, which helped India retain their second position in the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings led by World champions England.

Virat is leading the batting charts with 886 points after his Player of the Series effort of 183 runs while Sharma’s 171 runs, which included a match-winning 119 in the final ODI in Bengaluru, have taken him to 868 points and strengthened his No. 2 position. Pakistan’s Babar Azam is in third position with 829 points.

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Dhawan has gained seven positions to reach 15th position with 170 runs in two innings, missing a chance to bat in Bengaluru after injuring his shoulder while fielding. KL Rahul, who opened in his place in the final ODI, has gained 21 slots to reach the 50th position with an aggregate of 146 runs.

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has taken a leap of two slots to 27th among bowlers after finishing with four wickets in the series. He also scored 45 runs in two innings and has gained four positions in the all-rounders’ list to be ranked 10th.

Steve Smith, who was the highest run-scorer with the tally of 229 runs which also includes a knock of 131 in the final ODI, has been rewarded with a jump of four positions to 23rd place. David Warner, a formerly top-ranked batsman in the format, has moved up one place to sixth while captain Aaron Finch has moved up one place into 10th. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey is in 31st position after gaining two slots.

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Legspinner Adam Zampa’s five wickets in the series helped him to reach the 37th position as he took a jump of 20 spots while Kane Richardson has moved from 77th to 65th.