SL v IND 2021: Shikhar Dhawan moves to 16th spot in ICC ODI rankings, Virat Kohli stays at no.2

Jasprit Bumrah the lone Indian in top ten of the ICC ODI bowlers rankings.

Shikhar Dhawan scored a brilliant 86* in 1st ODI vs SL | APIndia defeated Sri Lanka in the first two ODIs of the three-match series in their own backyard recently to take an unassailable lead. Helping the Indian team win the first match was new captain Shikhar Dhawan who scored a brilliant 86* on his captaincy debut.

This has helped Dhawan make progress in the latest update of the ICC ODI players rankings. Dhawan jumped two places to 16th after his unbeaten half-century in the first match against Sri Lanka while Virat Kohli remained at the second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Wednesday.

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The rankings took into account the three-match series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the third Ireland versus South Africa match, and the first two ODIs between Sri Lanka and India.

Dhawan accumulated 712 rating points and gain two slots, while Kohli has 848 points. Opener Rohit Sharma is in the third position with 817 points in the list headed by Pakistan's Babar Azam (873).

Jasprit Bumrah only Indian in top 10 ODI bowlers rankings | Getty

Amongst the bowlers’ rankings, Jasprit Bumrah at the no.6 spot is the only Indian in the top 10 rankings. In another movement, Yuzvendra Chahal (up four places to 20th) and South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi (up to eight places to 39th) made significant headway.

Here are the ICC ODI players rankings:

In the ICC T20 rankings, Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan and England middle-order batsman Liam Livingstone made huge progress after finishing as the leading run-scorers for their teams in the three-match series won 2-1 by England.

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Rizwan made two half-centuries and attained career-best seventh position after aggregating 176 runs in the series. Livingstone has galloped 144 places to reach the 27th position after playing just eight T20Is since his debut in 2017. The 27-year-old's aggregate of 147 runs against Pakistan included his maiden international century, a valiant 43-ball 103 in the first match.

Here is the ICC T20I players rankings:

(PTI inputs) 


By Jatin Sharma - 22 Jul, 2021

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