Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma occupy leading slots in ICC ODI Rankings; Jasprit Bumrah at second position amongst bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah is placed second amongst bowlers, behind Trent Boult
On Tuesday (July 28), the International Cricket Council (ICC) released the newest list of newest ODI rankings. In the chart released, India’s trio of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah dominate as Kohli and Rohit lead the batting charts whereas Bumrah is positioned second among bowlers.
Discussing the batsmen, Kohli with rating points of 871 leads the list for batsmen and is followed by his limited-overs deputy Rohit (855 ). Pakistan’s new batting experience and limited-overs captain Babar Azam holds the 3rd position with 829 rating points. On the other hand, Trent Boult (722) leads the bowlers’ column followed by Bumrah (719 ).
Bumrah is fortunate enough to keep a dominant position in spite of being wicketless in the India-New Zealand ODI series early this year. The speedster made his comeback in the ODI line-up in early 2020 during India’s home ODIs versus Australia. In his last 6 looks in the format, Bumrah has actually managed only a solitary wicket.
Amongst the all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja is the only Indian on the list with Hardik Pandya playing his last ODI throughout the 2019 World Cup. The list is led by Afghanistan’s veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, who is carefully followed by England’s Mr. Dependable, Ben Stokes.
A lot of modifications might take location in the rankings given the upcoming ODI series, first in the post-COVID-19 period, between England and Ireland scheduled to start from July 30. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are closing in on getting in the leading ten for batsmen. They presently occupy the 11th and 14th positions respectively. On the other hand, skipper Eoin Morgan inhabits the third-best spot among his side and will aspire to score big versus his former team, Ireland, in the upcoming three-match ODI series.
The ODI series will also begin the recently-introduced Cricket Super League, which will witness 13 groups battling difficult for direct certifying locations for the 2023 ODI World Cup, to be held in India. In the Super League, hosts India and seven other groups will reserve a berth in the next edition of the ODI World Cup.