India captain Virat Kohli remains in the second spot while stand-in-skipper on Sri Lanka tour Shikhar Dhawan gained two slots to settle at 16th in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. Dhawan’s match-winning 86 in the first ODI helped him accumulate 712 rating points.
Among the Indian batters, Rohit Sharma is third in the list with 817 points. Currently, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is number one with 873 points. The ODI rankings for the batters have taken into account the ODI series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the third and final ODI between Ireland and South Africa, and the first two ODIs between Sri Lanka and India.
Meanwhile, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who is currently playing a limited-overs series in Sri Lanka has gained four places in the latest ICC ODI rankings. The 31-year-old has so far picked five wickets in two ODIs and, on account of his good showing, has climbed up in the ODI rankings. Chahal is placed 29th in the rankings and still has a game to better his current standings.
In the shortest format, Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan and England batter Liam Livingstone have gained handsomely in the ICC T20 rankings for batters. While Rizwan scored 176 runs, Livingstone scored 147 runs in the three T20Is. The hard-hitting batter also scored a century in the first T20I.
Rizwan is placed at number seven with 709 points, while Livingstone has jumped a staggering 144 places to be slotted in at the 27th position. England batter Dawid Malan tops the list with 841 points.