ICC ODI rankings: Kohli, Rohit keep high two spots

Dubai, July 28

India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma proceed to occupy the highest two batting spots within the ICC ODI rankings whereas pacer Jasprit Bumrah stayed put in second place amongst bowlers within the newest checklist issued on Tuesday.

With 871 ranking factors, Kohli is on the high adopted by Rohit (855) and Pakistan’s Babar Azam (829).

In the bowlers checklist, Bumrah (719) is behind New Zealand pacer Trent Boult (722), whereas Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman (701) occupies the third spot.

Ravindra Jadeja is the lone Indian to function within the top-10 all-rounders rankings on the eight spot. Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi is main the pack on this class, carefully adopted by England all-rounder Ben Stokes.

Meanwhile, England’s Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow shall be in focus from the rankings perspective because the reigning World Cup champions kick off the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League with their three-match house sequence towards Ireland on Thursday.

Opener Roy and wicketkeeper-batsman Bairstow, who’re presently ranked 11th and 14th, respectively, within the ICC ODI participant rankings for batsmen, might work their approach again into the highest 10, each having loved private greatest rankings of ninth place prior to now. Roy was in ninth place in July final 12 months and Bairstow in October 2018.

World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, who’s the third best-ranked batsman from his aspect in 23rd place, shall be main towards a aspect for whom he scored 99 on ODI debut towards Scotland 14 years in the past.

With not one of the England gamers that includes within the Test sequence towards the West Indies named for the ODIs, England shall be lacking their premier quick bowlers and shall be led by spin twins Adil Rashid (29th) and vice-captain Moeen Ali (44th).

For Ireland, skipper Andy Balbirnie, who took over from long-time skipper William Porterfield final November and has solely led in a three-ODI sequence within the Caribbean in January, is ranked 46th amongst batsmen.

Paul Stirling stays their top-ranked batsman in 27th place, having held a career-high place of seventh in 2013.

Off-spinner Andy McBrine (31st) and paceman Boyd Rankin (joint-40th) are their main bowlers.

The England-Ireland sequence marks the beginning of the much-awaited Super League that may see 13 groups vie for direct qualifying locations within the subsequent ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023.

India and 7 different groups will make it instantly from the league with the remaining groups getting a second likelihood by a qualifier.

Teams shall be awarded 10 factors for a win, 5 for a tie, no-result or deserted match and none for a loss. PTI


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