South Africa captain AB de Villiers has regained the number-one rank on the ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen as he moved up one place at the end of the three-match series against India, which ended on Wednesday.
The latest rankings update was released on Thursday, a day after the final match in the series was washed out to hand the home team a 2-0 series win. The series win has resulted in a number of South Africa players making a move in the right direction in both the batting and bowling lists.
Leading the way is De Villiers, who had started the series in second spot behind India’s Virat Kohli, trailing by 17 ratings points on the ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen. But now de Villiers at 872 has not only regained the number-one rank, he has also opened up a 13 ratings points lead over Kohli.
India dropped two ratings points owing to the 0-2 series loss to end at 120 ratings points, while South Africa continues to be in fifth place with 110 ratings points, with a gain of three points.
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