India retain top spot in ICC ODI Rankings
India regained their top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings after beating England 3-2 at home © AFP
Dubai: Sep 1, 2013
India have retained their top position in the ICC ODI team rankings table while Virat Kohli remained the highest-ranked Indian batsman at the fourth spot in the latest list issued on Sunday.
India, who have been in the number one position since February 2013 when they beat England 3-2 at home to regain the top place, have 123 rating points to their credit, ahead of Australia (114) and England (112).
While Kohli managed to maintain his position in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also retained his seventh spot in the top-10 list, which still has South Africa’s Hashim Amla sitting at the top.
Meanwhile, the bowlers’ chart is still headed by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja with 733 points.
Jadeja will have the first shot at an outright lead at the top of the tree when he’s expected to take the field against Australia in Pune on October 13.
West Indies’ Sunil Narine continues to lead the bowlers’ table, followed by Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan in second place and England’s Steven Finn in third spot.
In the ODI All-rounders list also Jadeja has remained at third position, while Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has gained four points to reclaim the number-one ranking.
Hafeez, who won the player of the series award for his 232 runs and two wickets in Pakistan’s 2-1 win over Zimbabwe in three One-dayers, has leapfrogged Shakib Al Hasan, Jadeja, Shane Watson and Tillakaratne Dilshan after earning 26 ratings points.