New Delhi: Virat Kohli, the captain of Team India, has retained his top position in the ICC ODI rankings of batsmen. Johnny Bairstow of England managed to make it to the top 10 due to his best performance in the series against Australia. Kohli (871 points) and second-ranked vice-captain Rohit Sharma (855 points) have not been playing cricket for some time due to the brakes caused by the coronavirus, but he has retained their place in the rankings.
Bairstow added a total of 196 runs in the series and in the last match, he scored 112 runs in 126 balls, allowing him to re-enter the top 10. The 30-year-old Bairstow from Yorkshire reached ninth position in October 2018 and is now 23 points away from his career-best rating of 777. Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carry have also gained in the rankings thanks to centuries. Maxwell jumped 26 places to finish joint 26th, while Carrie rose 11 places to reach a career-best 28th position.
England's all-rounder Chris Woakes is the highest-ranked player in the bowlers' rankings. He rose three places to reach a career-best number four. New Zealand's Trent Boult and India's Jaspreet Bumrah occupy the top two positions.