Indian Captain Virat Kohli has been splendid form in limited-overs cricket for past six months. His run-marathon against South Africa in South Africa has seen him reach an all-time high ranking of 911 points in the latest ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen since 1991. There is no doubt that Kohli is India’s premier batsman in this format and he would be looking to continue his rich vein of form against England in the five-match Test series starting from 1st August.
Left-arm Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav also has climbed into the top 10 according to the latest ICC ODI Rankings for bowlers. It is the first time that Yadav has reached this sort of ranking. Kohli scored 191 runs in three-match one-day series against England. He scored 75, 45, 71 in one-day series defeat to England. Australia’s Dean Jones had achieved 918 points in the ICC ODI Rankings in 1991.
England’s premier batsman Joe Root has moved to second place according to the latest ICC ODI rankings. Root smashed a superb century in the second game of the series to help England level the three-match one-day series at Lords. He chipped in with another half-century in the third and final game of the series played at Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds to help England clinch the trophy. Root is now on 818 points in the ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen.
India’s mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav has entered in the top ten list in the ODI Rankings after taking nine wickets in the three-match one-day series against England. He also registered career-best figures of 6 for 25 in the opening game of the one-day series played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Due to his splendid performances in the one-day series, Yadav is currently placed at sixth in the table according to the latest ICC ODI Rankings. India’s pacer Jaspreet Bumrah still holds the no.1 spot in the ICC Top 10 ODI Bowlers despite missing the one-day series with a finger injury