Veteran India National Cricket Team lead batsman Shikhar Dhawan has moved up to 13th place in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Rankings for batters, released by the ICC on Wednesday.
Dhawan, who is India’s stand-in captain for the ongoing three-game ODI series against the West Indies, hit brilliant 97 runs in the first ODI in Port of Spain to help India eventually win the match. He won the Player of the Match award for his performance and his 97-run knockout also helped him jump to joint 13th position in the ODI batter’s rankings.
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Star batsman Shreyas Iyer, who has always performed brilliantly against the West Indies in ODIs, hit back-to-back half-centuries in the first 2 ODIs and jumped to joint 54th place in the standings
Today’s batting greats Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have each lost a spot in the latest ICC ODI men’s rankings and are now in 5th and 6th position respectively.
Also Indian national cricket team pacer Mohammed Siraj has entered the top 100 in the ICC Men’s ODI ranking for bowlers and is ranked 97th.
West Indies National Cricket Team star opener Shai Hope has jumped to 12th spot after his sensational century in the 2nd ODI, while right arm goer Alzarri Joseph has moved up 2 spots to reach 16th in the bowler rankings after his consistent performance.
The ODI series of three games between England and South Africa also recently ended in a 1-1 draw. South African batter Quinton de Kock has moved up to 4th place in the batter rankings.
Babar Azam dominates ICC rankings
Pakistan national cricket team captain Babar Azam dominates the ICC men’s player rankings. He is currently the No. 1 batter in the ODI and T20I rankings. Also, his Test century in the first game against Sri Lanka helped him achieve a career-high third ranking with a career-best rating of 874 points.
Pakistan national cricket team opener Abdullah Shafique, who has had a remarkable start to his testing career, has jumped to 16th position in the ICC testing rankings.
Young bowling sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi has moved up one place to 3rd in the ICC Test bowler rankings, while Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah have been seeded each to reach 13th and 32nd place respectively.
Speaking of players of the Sri Lankan national cricket team, star spider Prabath Jayasuriya has jumped to the 44th position and star batter Dinesh Chandimal, who was in incredible form, has reached the 18th position.
Meanwhile, in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, New Zealand player Glenn Phillips has risen to 27th in the batter’s rankings and pacer Lockie Ferguson has risen to 35th among bowlers. Irish bowlers Mark Adair and Joshua Little have also made good progress.
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