Kohli, Rohit preserve high spots in ODIs; large leap for Crawley and Anderson in Tests


Dubai, August 26

Indian captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma maintained their supremacy on the high of the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, occupying the primary and second spots respectively within the newest record launched on Wednesday.

Australian run-machine Steve Smith continued to high the chart in Tests and he’s adopted by Kohli and Smith’s compatriot Marnus Labuschagne.

India’s wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul is in second place within the T20 rankings for batsmen behind Pakistan’s Babar Azam and forward of Australian white-ball skipper Aaron Finch.

Indian tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah held his numero uno place within the ODI bowling rankings, whereas Australian speedster Pat Cummins held the highest spot in Tests and Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan in T20Is.

Among groups, India are positioned second in ODIs and third in each Tests and T20 codecs behind England, Australia and New Zealand.

Batsman Zak Crawley’s monumental 267 and quick bowler James Anderson’s match haul of seven wickets helped the English duo to rise exponentially within the Test rankings after the drawn closing Test in opposition to Pakistan in Southampton.

Crawley has ascended 53 spots to achieve a career-best 28th place after recording the 10th highest particular person rating for England and their second highest maiden Test century.

He had began the sequence in 95th place however his 320-run combination has made him the fourth best-ranked England batsman after solely eight Tests, behind Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Jos Buttler.

Anderson has moved again to the top-10 after briefly dropping out of it because the previous residence sequence in opposition to the West Indies.

The previously top-ranked bowler has gained six spots to achieve eighth place after a Test that noticed him seize his 29th five-wicket haul within the first innings and change into the primary quick bowler to 600 wickets with Azhar Ali’s scalp within the second innings.

Buttler is one other England participant to make notable progress within the newest rankings replace after scoring a effective 152 in his facet’s solely innings of the Test. He has reached a career-best 637 ranking factors and 21st place, three off his better of 18th achieved in November 2018.

All-rounder Ben Stokes has ceded the highest spot for all-rounders to Jason Holder after lacking two Test matches, dropping one level behind the West Indies captain.

For every Test missed, gamers lose one per cent every of their batting and bowling factors with a cumulative impact of about two per cent on a participant’s all-round ranking.

For Pakistan, captain Azhar Ali’s return to type with a stable 141 within the first innings has seen him achieve 11 locations and attain 23rd place, whereas wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has gained three slots to achieve 72nd place after a combating half-century within the first innings.

Part-time spinners Fawad Alam and Asad Shafiq are within the high 100 for bowlers. Fawad has gained 22 slots to achieve 94th place whereas Asad has moved up 9 locations to 100th place. PTI



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