Virat Kohli scored two centuries in the ODI series against Sri Lanka and made a comeback in the top five batters in the ICC ODI rankings. In the latest ICC rankings released on Wednesday, Virat has reached number four with 750 points. He is now eyeing to overtake second-ranked Rassie van der Dussen (766 points) and third-ranked Quinton de Kock (759 runs), while Pakistan captain Babar Azam remains on top with 887 points.
Shubman Gill, MD Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav, among other Indians, have also made upward moves in the ICC ODI rankings. Gill, who scored a century in the third and last ODI against Sri Lanka, has gained ten places to reach the 26th position. New Zealand’s Kane Williamson scored 164 runs during the series against Pakistan, which has benefited him. Kane Williamson moved up to eighth in the batters’ rankings, while teammate Devon Conway moved up from the top 100 to 50th place after a century and a half-century in three matches.
Siraj Ranks at Number 3
Mohammed Siraj has jumped 15 places in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Tuesday. He was ranked 18th before the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka but has taken 9 wickets in three matches to make it to the top 3. He is now the number 3 bowler in the world and is only a few matches away from becoming the number one.
If right-arm fast bowler Mohammad Siraj performs like this in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand starting from January 18, he can become the number one bowler. At present, Trent Boult is on top with 730 points, while Josh Hazlewood has 727 points in his account. Siraj has secured 685 rating points and placed third in the ICC ODI rankings.