Yesterday Virat Kohli equaled Australia’s Ricky Ponting record of 30 centuries in ODI’s and retained his top spot in ICC ODI Batsman fresh rankings and also equals the highest ODI rating points by an India batsman, recorded by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998.Another gainer is India pacer Jasprit Bumrah whom jumped to no. 4 spot in ICC Bowlers Ranking as Bumrah rise up to 27 Places.
The 23-year-old Bumrah, whose previous best was 24th position in June this year, has moved up the table with his player of the series effort of 15 wickets, the best by any bowler in a bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka. Moreover Bumrah also achieved his career best figures of 3/27 in 3rd ODI at Palekelle. Rohit Sharma, the second highest run-maker in the series with 302 runs, and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are both back in the top 10. Sharma, who struck two centuries in Sri Lanka, has gained five slots to reach ninth place while Dhoni s 162 runs have lifted him two places to 11th position.
India s left-arm spinner Axar Patel also moved up to 10 positions from 20th spot in ICC ODI bowler’s rankings after finishing with six wickets in four matches. Thus, his best ranking is 9th which he accomplished in October last year.
Hardik Pandya (up two places to 61st), Kuldeep Yadav (up 21 places to 89th) and Yuzvendra Chahal (up 55 places to 99th) are other India bowlers to gain in the rankings.
Although India remain in 3rd position but have gained three points and move closer to Australian team, which is also on 117 points but remains ahead on decimal points.
On the other hand Sri Lanka needed to win two matches in the 5 match series for direct qualification into the ICC World Cup 2019 but Sri Lank lost the series 5-0. Despite the fact that they are in a strong position to make the rating, the West Indies can leave behind them by beating Ireland in an upcoming match on September 13 and winning either all five matches against England d from September 19-29.
The top seven ODI sides apart from host England as on 30 September qualify directly. Teams not getting direct places will get another shot through a Qualifying tournament.