Although the ODI matches are yet to start post-COVID-19 and not much ODI cricket was played this season, ICC has released the latest ODI men’s ranking today.
After a 4-months break in cricket, finally we saw some live action this July in England. Cricket resumptions has brought in life for the players and fans who have missed cricket so much in the last 4 months.
Check out: ICC Rankings for Players & Teams
It was no surprise that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma top in that list although their performances weren’t too good this year but since they had proved in the past it was expected that they maintain their rankings by scoring vital and match-winning runs for India.
Virat Kohli is the no 1 rank batsmen with 871 and just 16 points behind Rohit Sharma stands number 2 with 855 points.
Pakistan’s rising batsman Babar Azam is not far behind with 829 points, therefore it is going to be quite an interesting contest between the top-3 players when they start playing ODI cricket.
Talking about bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah is in no 2 position with 719 points whereas Trent Boult is 3 points ahead of him (722 points). Bumrah has looked off-color since he made a come-back from injury. He has taken only one wicket in the 3 matches played this year.
It is surprising to see leading wicket taker of 2019, Mohammed Shami (42 wickets) not featuring even in the top 20. Left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav is in 18th position whereas Yuzvendra Chahal in the 13th position with 622 points.
Mohammed Nabi is the no 1 all-rounder with 301 points followed by Ben Stokes 293 points. Hardik Pandya is the only Indian in the top-20 all-rounder ranking list (12th position).
Top 10 batsmen
|5||Faf du Plessis||SA||790|
|10||Q de Kock||SA||755|
Top 10 bowlers
|3||M Ur Rahman||Afg||701|
Top 5 all-rounders
|4||C de Grandhomme||NZ||265|