Virat Kohli is No. 1 in ODI Batsman Rankings!

Captain of Team India Virat Kohli has reached back to number 1 place in the latest ICC ODI Rankings for batsman. With his 32nd century and 263 runs in 3 innings in the three-match series against New Zealand, Kohli pushed down AB de Villiers and took top place in the rankings. After that scintillating 176 runs knock against Bangladesh recently, AB de Villiers took over the top spot from Indian Captain. Ten days after Kohli reclaimed it in style.

The International Cricket Council has updated ODI rankings, at the conclusion of the India vs New Zealand, South Africa vs Bangladesh and Pakistan vs Sri Lanka bilateral series. Virat Kohli has registered his highest rating points of 889 which is the best ever for an Indian batsman. Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s highest career rating points of 887 which he achieved in 1998.

Not only Virat Kohli, there were some important movement in bowlers ranking as well. India’s new death overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah has claimed his best ever ranking of no.3 as per the latest update. After shown an impressive performances in series against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively, he continued a good work against New Zealand and picked 6 wickets. Especially, his most impactful performances in the series decider on Sunday, where he claimed 3 for 47 in his 10 overs spells and successfully defended 15 runs in the final over helped him to move 3 places above in the rankings. Pakistan’s Hasan Ali and South Africa’s Imran Tahir are holding first two places in the bowlers ODI rankings.

Pakistan batting sensation Babar Azam has reached his career best ranking points of 846, but he remains at no. 4 in the rankings. As well as South Africa’s wicket keeper batsman Quinton de Kock also achieved his best ranking points and stays at old position of no. 5. India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma scaled his career high rating of 799 with his amazing 147 in Kanpur, but he too remained seventh on the list. Former captain MS Dhoni moved one place above to 11th in rankings.

The other who moved up in the charts were Faf Du Plessis to eighth and Tom Latham to a career-best 23rd after his Mumbai ton and a fighting fifty in Kanpur.

There is no change in the ODI all rounders rankings, Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez who reached top place last week remains at the same position. Bangladesh all rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Afghan’s Mohammad Nabi holds 2nd 3rd place respectively.

South Africa tops ODI team rankings with 6386 points. India’s thrilling series win against New Zealand was not enough to topple South Africans and stays at second place with 7 points lesser, 6379 points. India defeated New Zealand 2-1 meanwhile South Africa clinched a series with clean sweep against Bangladesh. If India won the series by sweep, they would have put South Africa’s top spot under threat.



1 Virat Kohli IND 889
2 AB de Villiers SA 872
3 David Warner AUS 865
4 Babar Azam PAK 846
5 Quinton de Kock SA 808
6 Joe Root ENG 802
7 Rohit Sharma IND 799
8 Francois du Plessis SA 773
9 Hashim Amla SA 766
10 Kane Williamson NZ 760
11 MS Dhoni IND 730
12 Steve Smith AUS 728
13 Martin Guptill NZ 728
14 Ross Taylor NZ 725
15 Shikhar Dhawan IND 708
16 Tamim Iqbal BAN 677
17 Aaron Finch AUS 674
18 Alex Hales ENG 660
19 Mushfiqur Rahim BAN 658
20 Eoin Morgan ENG 650



1 Hasan Ali PAK 759
2 Imran Tahir SA 743
3 Jasprit Bumrah IND 719
4 Josh Hazlewood AUS 714
5 Kagiso Rabada SA 708
6 Mitchell Starc AUS 684
7 Trent Boult NZ 671
8 Akshar Patel IND 653
9 Rashid Khan AFG 647
10 Sunil Narine WI 646
11 Liam Plunkett ENG 646
12 Adil Rashid ENG 639
13 Chris Woakes ENG 635
14 Mitchell Santner NZ 628
15 Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND 624
16 Mohammad Nabi AFG 618
17 Matt Henry NZ 597
18 Morne Morkel SA 587
19 Pat Cummins AUS 580
20 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 578



1 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 352
2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 345
3 Mohammad Nabi AFG 329
4 Ben Stokes ENG 292
5 Angelo Mathews SL 289
6 James Faulkner AUS 280
7 Jason Holder WI 272
8 Moeen Ali ENG 267
9 Mitchell Santner NZ 260
10 Mitchell Marsh AUS 259



   Pos                             Teams                         Matches       Points               Rating


South Africa





India 53 6,379 120


Australia 52 5,948 114
4 England 54 6,156



New Zealand 49 5,432 111


Pakistan 46 4,560


7 Bangladesh 34 3,114



Sri Lanka 64 5,322



West Indies 40 3,077



Afghanistan 30 1,618 54
11 Zimbabwe 41 2,129



Ireland 25 1,028 41




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