ICC ODI Team Rankings: The Sportsrush present before you latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders ahead of 2019 World Cup.
India captain Virat Kohli will enter the ICC Cricket World Cup as the top-ranked batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Rankings. The same hasn’t come as a surprise for a batsman who has scored 1,813 runs in 25 matches at an average of 90.65 and a strike rate of 99.61 including nine centuries and four half-centuries since the start of 2018.
With 890 points under his belt, Kohli leads the No. 2 ranked batsman by a significant 51 points. India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who has scored 1,586 runs in 32 matches at an average of 58.74 and a strike rate of 91.67 including six centuries and seven half-centuries in the same period is currently at No. 2.
ICC ODI Team Rankings: Bowlers’ ranking ahead of 2019 World Cup
In the bowlers’ list, India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah retains his No. 1 rank despite his counterparts in Trent Boult, Rashid Khan and Imran Tahir doing well for their respective teams. In the same time period, Bumrah has dismissed 29 batsmen in 18 matches at an average of 21.03, an economy rate of 4.07 and a strike rate of 30.9.
ICC ODI Team Rankings: All-rounders’ ranking ahead of 2019 World Cup
In the all-rounder’s list, senior Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan (359 points) has displaced Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan at the top of the list.
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With a 20-point lead against Rashid Khan (339 points), Shakib entering the World Cup as the top all-rounder should come good for Bangladesh. With 319 points to his name, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi is currently the No. 3 ranked all-rounder.
ICC ODI Team Rankings: Teams’ rankings ahead of 2019 World Cup
With the World Cup set to be played in England, the host nation are highly likely to thrive. Other than them enjoying home conditions, they will also be banking on being the No. 1 ODI team at the moment.
With 125 rating points, England have a four-point lead against India, who are currently at 121 points. The Top Five teams comprise of England, India, South Africa (115), New Zealand (113) and Australia (109).