Virat Kohli is back in the top 5 and close to becoming the king ODIs

The latest ICC ODI rankings have Virat Kohli, an ex-Indian captain, at number four. Babar Azam, the Pakistan captain is still at number one.



In the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings, Virat Kohli (ex-India captain) and Mohammed Siraj (fast bowler), were rewarded for their performance in recent matches. The new ODI rankings show that Virat Kohli has moved up two places to the fourth place in the batsmen’s ranking, while Siraj has moved up 15 places to the third spot in the bowlers list.


In India’s recent ODI series sweep Kohli scored 283 runs in three innings and two centuries. The right-handed batsman is now closer to Pakistan skipper Babar Azam with 887 rating points.


South Africa’s Rossi van der Dussen (766) and Quinton De Kock (759), are the second and third batsmen.


After taking nine wickets, Siraj saw a quantum leap in the ODI cricketing rankings. Siraj improved upon his career-high score of 685 points and moved closer to Trent Boult (730), New Zealand (727), and Josh Hazlewood (727).


After a series against Sri Lanka, Siraj and Kohli were joined by their teammates Shubman Gill (and Kuldeep Yadav) in the top 10.


Gill reached a century-and-a-half during the series. His 207 runs at an average run of 69 helped him rise 10 places to 26th in the overall rankings for ODI batsmen.


Kuldeep was awarded for five wickets against Sri Lanka in two matches. The chinaman bowler jumped seven places to 21st on the latest bowler rankings.


After the conclusion of the ODI series at Karachi, players from New Zealand and Pakistan have seen their ranks rise.


Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, scored 164 runs in the series. He moved up to eighth in the batsmen’s rankings. Devon Conway, his teammate, moved from the top 100 to 50th after scoring a century in three matches.


Mohammad Nawaz was a better choice for Pakistan. The left-arm spinner improved 12 places to 28th on the bowlers’ table after taking six wickets in the series.

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