Alert! Virat Kohli closes on Babar following in ODIs Rankings

Former India captain Virat Kohli has risen up the new MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings as a result of his great recent record.

Virat Kohli in Race with Babar Azam

Virat Kohli closes on Babar following rapid ODI Rankings-1

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During India’s recent ODI series win over Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli hit two hundred while accumulating a massive 283 runs from three innings, propelling the right-hander to fourth overall on the newest list of ODI batters. While Pakistan captain Babar Azam remains well ahead with 887 rating points, Virat Kohli has risen to 750 points and is closing in on second-placed Rassie van der Dussen (766) and third-placed Quinton de Kock (759).

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Virat Kohli isn’t the only Indian player to make significant progress in the new set of ICC rankings, with colleagues Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav being handsomely paid for their efforts against Sri Lanka. During the series, Gill smashed a century and a fifty, and his 207 runs at an average of 69 enabled the opener move up 10 positions to 26th overall in the ODI batter rankings. But it is possibly Siraj who makes the most eye-catching rise, rising 15 places to third on the list of ODI bowlers after taking nine wickets in the series.

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No bowler took more wickets in that series, as Siraj rises to a career-high rating of 685 points, closing the gap on pacesetters Trent Boult (730) and Josh Hazlewood (730). (727). Kuldeep was also rewarded for his five wickets in two matches against Sri Lanka, rising seven spots to 21st in the current bowler rankings. Following the conclusion of their ODI series in Karachi, a trio of players from Pakistan and New Zealand climbed the rankings as well.

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Kane Williamson of New Zealand scored 164 runs throughout the series and moved up three places to seventh overall in the current batter rankings, while teammate Devon Conway climbed from outside the top 100 to 50th following a century and fifty in three games. Mohammad Nawaz was the biggest mover for Pakistan, climbing 12 ranks to 28th on the bowlers list after taking six wickets in the series.

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