India skipper Virat Kohli continued his domination at the top of ODI rankings for batsmen as Team India is now the No.1 team in ODIs. Joining Kohli in the top 5, of the batting rankings is India opener, Rohit Sharma. Rohit has moved up four places to reach the fifth position in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings after finishing as the leading scorer in the home series against Australia which India won 4-1 on Sunday.
Rohit’s 296 runs in the series, which included a fine 125 in the last match in Nagpur, contributed significantly to India’s convincing victory over the World champions that helped the home side grab the No.1 position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings. Rohit is now on a career-best 790 rating points but his highest ranking has been third, which he attained in February 2016. Rohit’s opening partner Ajinkya Rahane has moved up four places to reach 24th position while Australia’s opening pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner have proved more prolific and the results show in the latest rankings that also take into account the five-match series in England which the home side won 4-0 against the Windies.
Finch has gained nine slots to reach 17th position while Warner has closed in on No. 1 ranked Kohli, bridging the pre-series gap of 26 points to just 12 points as he has moved to 865 points. Other batsmen moving up include Kedhar Jadhav of India (up eight places to a career-best 36th), Marcus Stoinis of Australia (up 74 places to 54th), Jason Roy (up seven places to 30th), Jonny Bairstow (up 48 places to 40th) and Moeen Ali (up 18 places to 56th) of England, and the Windies pair of Jason Holder (up 11 places to 73rd) and Evin Lewis (up 31 places to 78th).