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ICC ODI rankings: Rohit, Kuldeep rise to career-best spots

September 30, 2018 13:17 IST

Rohit Sharma is in second spot in the ICC ODI rankings

IMAGE: This is for the second time that Sharma is in second spot, having first reached number two in July this year. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

Opener Rohit Sharma, who led India to the Asia Cup title in the absence of top-ranked Virat Kohli, climbed two places up to a career-best second position to make it a 1-2 for India in the ICC ODI batting rankings on Sunday.

This is for the second time that Sharma is in second spot, having first reached number two in July this year. He aggregated 317 runs in the tournament, which India won after beating Bangladesh in the final by three wickets.

Shikhar Dhawan, who was highest run-getter with 342 runs, gained four slots to reach fifth position.

 

The pair was rested in India's last Super Four match which ended in a tie against Afghanistan but still led the run aggregate, thanks largely to a 210-run partnership in the Super Four match against Pakistan in which Sharma slammed an unbeaten 111 and Dhawan scored 114.

Another India player to rise in the rankings table is spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who advanced three places to take a career-best third position after finishing as the joint-highest wicket taker along with Bangladesh's fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, all of who finished with 10 wickets each.

Rashid displaced former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from the top of the all-rounders' list. He is the first from his country and 32nd overall to reach top position in the list with a jump of six places.

Afghanista's Rashid displaced former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from the top of the all-rounders' list 

IMAGE: Afghanista's Rashid displaced former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from the top of the all-rounders' list. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

Rashid's success with the ball saw him cross the 800-point mark during the tournament, which saw in action five of the 10 teams to fight it out in next year's ICC Cricket World Cup, and he also chipped in with 87 runs to reach a career-best 97th position among batsmen.

Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad gained 19 slots to reach 36th position, his highest in two years, while spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman climbed 15 rungs to reach eighth position.

For Bangladesh, wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim attained a career-best 16th position, while Liton Das gained 107 positions to reach 116th rank after his fine century in the final. Mustafizur has moved up four places to take 12th position among bowlers.

Pakistan left-hander Imam-ul-Haq gained 15 places to reach a career-best 27th position while Shoaib Malik has gained 12 slots to reach the 42nd position. Junaid Khan has gained seven slots to reach 30th position among bowlers.

For Sri Lanka, Upul Tharanga climbed two positions to reach 41st rank while Hong Kong captain Anshuman Rath's knock of 73 against India has led him to the 55th position with 532 points, the highest ever points tally for a Hong Kong batsman.

Rath's opening partner Nizakat Khan gained 28 slots to reach a career-best 78th rank.

In the ICC ODI Team rankings, there is no change in positions in the list led by England, who are followed by India, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

However, India gained one point and Afghanistan five. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have lost three points each.

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