Virat Kohli moves up in ICC ODI rankings

Published: Monday, June 20, 2011, 13:18 [IST]
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Virat Kohli moves up in ICC ODI rankings

Dubai, June 20: India's Virat Kohli is steadily climbing up the ranks among India's premier and most unforgettable batsman. Testimony to this trend is his scaling up one place to seventh in the ODI batsmen's ranking of the ICC, since he came off a robust showing in the five-match series against the Windies, which India one 3-2.

Kohli and Mahender Singh Dhoni, who was rested for the ODI series, are the only Indians in the top 10 list, which is topped by South Africa's Hashim Amla.

A number of young cricketers from both India and the West Indies have also improved their positions.

Rohit Sharma, who won the Player of the Series award for his total run aggregate of 257 runs, has leaped 32 places to the 49th position. Meanwhile, former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, who was the second most successful batsman in the series with 216 runs, has moved up six places to occupy the 32nd position.

Among the bowlers, Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been rewarded for his 11 wickets in the series with a catapult of 108 places which has put him in the 65th position while Andre Russell, who took eight wickets, has jetted 85 positions to the 127th spot.

Indian veteran off-break Harbhajan Singh has moved up six places to 11th position after taking four wickets while fast bowlers Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel have improved their positions by four places, each to claim the 25th and 27th spots respectively.

India has retained its second position in the team rankings but its lead over third-placed Sri Lanka has been shortened to just one ratings point after it conceded two ratings points in the 3-2 series win.

In comparison, the West Indies has garnered five more ratings points, which has put it on 77, ten points ahead of Bangladesh,m which is in the 9th position.

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