ICC ODI rankings 2019: Indian players top ICC batsmen and bowlers ODI ranking following their consistent performance in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup.
The revised 2019 ICC ODI rankings are out and Indian players continue to dominate the pole positions in the batting and bowling department. The new rankings have witnessed a number of changes including a few fresh names in the top 10 following commanding individual performances in the group stages of the 2019 cricket world cup.
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ICC ODI Batsmen Rankings
Indian captain Virat Kohli still leads the chart following his five consecutive half-centuries in the ICC world cup. However, teammate Rohit Sharma is closing in on his heels. With 5 centuries in the world cup, the leading run scorer of the quadrennial showpiece is on 885 rating points. Previously 51 points behind his skipper, the opener is now only 6 points behind Kohli’s 891 points.
With 638 runs in the group stage, David Warner has re-entered the top 10 and sits comfortably at 6. Pakistani batting sensation Babar Azam has climbed 4 places to claim the 3rd rank in the list. While Faf Du Plesis, Ross Taylor, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Quinton De Kock and Aaron Finch make up the rest of the top 10.
Interestingly Sri Lankan youngster Avishka Fernando has risen a massive 110 places to climb to 85th places. West Indies’ Nicolas Pooran has shown an even more remarkable growth rising to 92nd place from outside of the top 400!
ICC ODI Bowlers Rankings
Indian pace bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has extended his lead at the top to 58 points from 21. He is placed comfortably at the top of the bowler’s rankings. Kiwi pacer Trent Boult has also maintained his second place in the rankings after an impressive showing in the world cup group stages which also included a hat-trick against Australia; The first ever in ODI cricket at Lord’s.
Pat Cummins has risen 3 spots to claim the third position. His compatriot Mitchell Starc has leapfrogged 15 places to make it to the top 10 at number 7. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has dropped 5 places in the rankings but still finds himself in the top 10 at number 9. Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav and Lockie Ferguson make up the rest of the top 10.
Notable gainers outside of the top 10 are; England seamers Joffra Archer and Mark wood and Pakistan’s rising star Shaheen Afridi. Archer has jumped a whopping 103 places to rest at 42, while Wood has risen places to 19. Afridi finds himself 23rd after leapfrogging 34 people behind him.
ICC ODI Team Rankings
England are still at the top of the ICC ODI rankings with 123 rating points. However, India are breathing on their necks with 122 points. The top 2 find themselves comfortably positioned as the third ranked team, Australia, is a whole 10 point behind England and 9 behind India.
Australia find themselves in tough competition with New Zealand and South Africa who are on 112 and 109 points respectively. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Afghanistan make up the remainder of the top 10 and find themselves at quite a distance from the top 5.
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