Team India won the Asia Cup for the seventh time defeating Bangladesh in the final in Dubai on September 28, 2018. The heroes for India were its top order, especially openers Shikhar Dhawan, who hit two centuries and was the leading run-getter and captain Rohit Sharma.
These two Indian batting stars made significant gains in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma jumped up two spots to reach his career-best 2nd position. Virat Kohli still leads the ICC ODI batting rankings. It is for the second time that Sharma, who scored 317 runs in 5 innings at an average of 105.67 in the Asia Cup, has reached the 2nd place as he did so back in July this year.
Dhawan, who was awarded the man-of-the-tournament award in the tournament with 342 runs in 5 innings at an average of 68.40, jumped up four slots to reach the fifth position in the ICC Rankings.
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav jumped up three spots, to reach his career-best third position, as he finished the tournament with 10 wickets each along with Bangladesh seamer Mustafizur Rahman and Afghanistan’s leggie Rashid Khan.
Rashid Khan also topped the ICC ODI all-rounders' rankings after is Asia Cup 2018 performance.
ICC ODI BATSMEN RANKINGS (As updated on September 30, 2018):
1. Virat Kohli (IND) – 884
2. Rohit Sharma (IND) – 842
3. Joe Root (ENG) – 818
4. David Warner (AUS) – 803
5. Shikhar Dhawan (IND) – 802
ICC ODI BOWLING RANKINGS (As updated on September 30, 2018):
1. Jasprit Bumrah (IND) – 797
2. Rashid Khan (AFG) – 788
3. Kuldeep Yadav (IND) – 700
4. Trent Boult (NZ) – 699
5. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) – 696