Virat Kohli Retains His Position In ICC ODI Rankings
By CricShots - Oct 4, 2019 3:12 pm
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Although cricket is a team game, there is often been seen some a sense of competition between the players as they are ranked individually on the basis of their individual performances. Earlier in the 80s and 90s, there was a dominance of West Indies and Australian players in the rankings table but in the last decade or so, it looks like India is aggressively taking the charge over it.

Virat Kohli

India has produced some dominating players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and now players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah have taken their ownership of dominance in the world cricket. ICC has released the latest ODI rankings in which Virat has retained his number one position in the batsmen list whereas the fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah can be seen on the top in the chart of ODI bowlers.

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After Kohli, his fellow teammate Rohit Sharma has grabbed the second position in the latest ranking of 50 over format. Although it will be difficult for Bumrah to retain his position for a very long as he has met with a stress fracture which might force him to take rest from cricket.

Jasprit Bumrah

India will be playing an ODI series against West Indies which is scheduled to be played in December. In the rankings, there were no big movements among the players that were seen, except the players from Pakistan. Mohammad Amir has maintained his 7th position.

The southpaw pacer has already retired from Test cricket but is still featuring in the ODIs and T20Is for Pakistan. Usman Shinwari’s performance against Sri Lanka was brilliant which takes him to the 43rd position as he took a leap of 20 positions.

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In the ODI team ranking, England is leading the table followed by India and New Zealand on the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. The Kiwis have got the benefit of playing well in the world cup and turned out to be the runners up in the mega event that was played in England.