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Virat Kohli Reclaims No. 1 Position in ICC ODI Batsman Rankings

Yesterday, 29 Oct 2017;  Virat Kohli become fastest to reach 9000 runs in ODI and also hit  32nd ODI century of his career which not only helped India win the series against New Zealand 2-1 but also helped Kohli to better his ODI rankings which Kohli lost 10 days back to South African batsman AB de Villiers

Now Kohli is on top of the ICC Rankings for batsmen in one-day international (ODI) cricket with career-high rating points of 889 – which helped him break the Indian record that previously stood in the name of Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar jointly at 887 points.

ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings      

AB de Villiers who was at no.1 now drops down to No. 2 position on the list with 872 points. Australia’s vice-captain David Warner is still at No. 3 with 865 points.

The latest rankings update takes into consideration India’s home series against New Zealand, the last match of the South Africa-Bangladesh series and the last two matches of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka series.

The 28-year-old Delhi batsman was adjudged player of the series; as he scored 263 runs in the series against New Zealand, including two hundreds. He scored 121runs in the first ODI in Mumbai and 113 runs in the final ODI in Kanpur.

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is up one place to 11th, while New Zealand batsman Tom Latham’s good show in the series has seen him jump  15 places to a career-best 23rd.

The list for bowlers still led by Pakistan pace bowler Hasan Ali with 759 rating points while India’s pacer Jasprit Bumrah has reached a career-best third position in ICC ODIs bowlers rankings with 719 ratings points after finishing with six wickets in the series against New Zealand.

Although India’s 2-1 win over New Zealand was not enough for them to go past South Africa, who continues to top of the list in the ICC ODI Team Rankings at 120 rating points, India behind by fraction points.

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