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ICC Rankings: Kohli, Dhawan retain positions; India stay second

By Rediff Sports Desk
Last updated on: July 16, 2015 18:11 IST
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Indian Test captain Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Photograph: PTI

Virat Kohli (fourth), Shikhar Dhawan (seventh) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (ninth) have also maintained their respective positions in the ICC ODI batting chart. 

The list is still headed by South Africa's AB de Villiers. 

Although no Indian bowler figures in the top-10 of the ODI Bowling chart, there were some significant gains made by them.

Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has climbed four places to 12th after taking five wickets for 80 in the series, while teammates Axar Patel (up 18 to a career high 47th), Mohit Sharma (up seven places to 51st) and Harbhajan Singh, who lies just outside the top-100 in 101st position, have also climbed up the ladder.

Indian cricketers warm up during a team practice session. Photograph: PTI

Meanwhile, Bangladesh continued its recent fine run of home form in ODI cricket with a first home series victory over South Africa on Wednesday to make it four successive home series victories.

The 2-1 triumph helped cement its ICC Champions Trophy 2017 qualification, as well as its seventh place position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings, and also closed the gap on sixth-placed England to two points.

The Proteas remain in fourth place, but dropped three rankings points to 109.

Following its 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe, India maintained its second place ranking and still remains 14 points adrift of Australia, who leads the field on 129 points.

ICC ODI PLAYER RANKINGS:

Batsmen (top 10)

1    AB de Villiers (SA)         889 
2    Kumar Sangakkara (SL)  851 
3    Hashim Amla (SA)         806 
4    Virat Kohli (India)         790 
5    T Dilshan (SL)              788 
6    Kane Williamson (NZ)    786 
7    Shikhar Dhawan (India) 765
8    Ross Taylor (NZ)          732 
9    MS Dhoni (India)          723 
10  Glenn Maxwell (Aus)      720 

Bowlers (top 10)

1    Mitchell Starc (Aus)      783
2    Trent Boult    (NZ)       727
3    Sunil Narine   (WI)       709 
4    Dale Steyn     (SA)        706 
5    Imran Tahir   (SA)        704 
6    M. Johnson    (Aus)      693 
7    Shakib Al Hasan(Ban)    690 
8    Saeed Ajmal (Pak)         675 
9    James Anderson (Eng)   650 
10   Morne Morkel (SA)        646 

 

ICC ODI Championship table:

1  Australia        129
2  India             115
3  New Zealand   112
4  South Africa    109
5  Sri Lanka        105
6  England         98
7  Bangladesh     96
8  West Indies    88
9  Pakistan         88
10 Ireland          50
11 Zimbabwe      43
12 Afghanistan    41

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