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ICC ODI Rankings: Virat Kohli retains second place; Big advantage for Chamira, Perera


ranking in the latest ranking released by ICCIndian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma have remained at the second and third positions respectively in the rankings for ODI batsmen. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has also retained his fifth position in the ODI bowling rankings.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam ended Virat Kohli’s long reign at the top of the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings last month. Since India has not played any international match for two months, Kohli could not catch Azam. Azam became the fourth player after Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas (1983–84), Javed Miandad (1988–89) and Mohammad Yousuf (2003) to achieve the number one ranking.

Sri Lanka captain Kusal Perera and pacer Dushmantha Chamira were the ones who made significant jumps in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings weekly update. Chameera and skipper Perera have made substantial gains after their 97-run win over Bangladesh in their final match. ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League Series.

Chameera’s career-best innings of five for 16, which won her the player of the match award, saw her jump 27 places to a career-best 33rd. The 29-year-old was ranked 72nd before the start of the series and went on to take three wickets in the second match last week.

Perera’s sixth ODI century has lifted him 13 places to 42nd in the weekly update of the men’s rankings, which is released every Wednesday. This is only one spot away from the left-hander’s career-best ranking of 41 which was achieved in June 2016.

Mahmudullah’s 53 for Bangladesh has helped him move up two places to 36th position, while Mosaddek Hossain’s 51 has helped him move up 12 places to 113rd in the rankings. Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, who took 4 wickets for 46 runs, has moved up 12 places to 88th place in the bowlers’ rankings.

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