ICC ODI Rankings: New Additions To The List; Kohli is the first one

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli is again at the first spot in the latest ICC rankings for ODI batters, while the Indian star batsman Rohit Sharma has retained his second spot. 

The rankings are updated after the three-match series between England and Australia got finished. While Virat Kohli topped the rankings with 871 rating points, Rohit Sharma lagged just by a few margin points with 855 rating points, and is currently placed at the second spot.

Meanwhile, some new names were also added to the top 10 rankings of ICC ODI. England opener Jonny Bairstow, and the Australian players Alex Carey and Glenn Maxwell were remarkably promoted in the rankings. All the three players smashed centuries in the final match of the three-match series at the Old Trafford stadium.

Jonny Bairstow’s return to the top 10 rankings was facilitated by his average 196 runs after striking 112 off 126 balls in the final match, which also landed him at numero uno in the three-match series. The previous best for the batsman was when he was at number nine in October 2018. He now has his career-best rating points of 777.

Whereas, Australia’s Maxwell and Carey, who guided the team to a splendid three-wicket victory, along with winning the series by 2-1, are consecutively placed in the rankings table.

There have been some other major gains in the rankings as well. England all-rounder Chris Woakes made remarkable gains in the rankings for bowlers, by advancing an impressive three places to the fourth position—which is also his career’s best. Woakes can now boast of being the second in the list of all-rounders.  

Australia’s fast bowler Josh Hazlewood made a re-entry to the top 10 rankings after nearly two years. He stood at number 8 by moving up from his previous 15th position.

England’s fast bowler Jofra Archer too, reached his career-best 10th place after moving up 18 slots. This ranking came after he finished with seven wickets in the series.