ICC ODI rankings

Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma retained the top two positions in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, while fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah retained the second position in the bowlers’ rankings in this latest list released on Wednesday. Kohli retained the top spot with 871 points. Rohit (855) and Pakistan’s Babar Azam (829) are second and third after them. Bumrah, with 719 points, occupies the second position in the bowlers’ list, with New Zealand’s Trent Bolt in first place.

In the batting list, Ireland captain Andrew Balburney moved up four places to 42nd after scoring 113 in the final match against England at Southampton, while vice captain Paul Sterling moved up to 26th from his 142-run innings. At the same time, former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has slipped one place to 27th, his 633 points. Dhoni last played against New Zealand in the semi-finals of One Day World Cup on 10 July. Curtis Kampfer impressed in the first series and he batted twice and managed to score a half-century both times, allowing him to enter the batsmen’s list from 191st.

In the bowling list, Ireland fast bowler Craig Young took six wickets in the series, taking him up 40 places to a career-best 89th position, while Mark Aderer (six places up 138th) and Joshua Little (38 146th place by the rankings) also managed to move up the list. England won 2–1 in this series.

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