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Kohli attains rare double in ICC Rankings

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Virat Kohli becomes the second batsman to cross 900-point mark in both Tests and ODIs; Rashid shares top spot with Bumrah amongst bowlers.

⦁ India captain becomes only the second batsman to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs
⦁ Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah take joint-top position among bowlers; Rashid also moves into top-five among all-rounders

Virat Kohli’s prolific run with the bat has helped him attain the rare feat of crossing the 900-point mark in both Tests and ODIs after the latest update in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, which also saw Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan and India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah take the joint-top position among bowlers.

Kohli has become only the second batsman after South Africa’s AB de Villiers to attain the 900-point mark concurrently in both forms of the game and one among only five to have crossed 900 points in both forms of the game as he consolidated his top position with 558 runs in the 5-1 series win over South Africa, during which he slammed three centuries.

Rashid Khan attained his career-best ranking in ODIs
Rashid Khan attained his career-best ranking in ODIs


Kohli has thus moved ahead of Brian Lara in the all-timers’ list, having also overtaken him in the all-timers’ Test list last month. Kohli is now seventh in the ODI list of all-time rankings that is led by Vivian Richards with 935 points and the India captain is now a good 22 points clear of Sachin Tendulkar, whose ODI career high of 887 points came against Zimbabwe in January 1998. Kohli’s aggregate is the best since Brian Lara reached 908 points in March 1993.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who aggregated 323 runs in the South Africa series, is another notable gainer in the latest rankings even as a clutch of Indian bowlers made rapid strides in the latest rankings, including the wrist-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

Leg-spinner Chahal has moved up 21 slots to eighth position with 16 wickets in the South Africa series while Chinaman bowler Yadav’s 17 scalps have helped him move up 47 places to take the 15th position. Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s eight wickets have lifted him two places to take the joint-first position.

Rashid has joined Bumrah at the top with 16 wickets in the series against Zimbabwe which Afghanistan won 4-1 to become the youngest to attain top ranking. His 51 runs in two innings in the series, including a brisk 43 in the final match in Sharjah on Monday, has also helped him break into the top-five in the list of all-rounders while he has also moved up 11 slots to take 114th place among batsmen.

Bumrah shares top spot in the bowling rankings with Rashid Khan
Bumrah shares top spot in the bowling rankings with Rashid Khan


Other Afghanistan players to gain in the latest rankings include batsmen Rahmat Shah (up 39 places to 42nd), Javed Ahmadi (up 18 places to 83rd) and Najibullah Zadran (up 23 places to 93rd) and off-spin bowler Mohammad Nabi (up seven places to 11th).

For South Africa, Faf du Plessis’ 120-run knock in the first ODI against India, after which he was ruled out due to an injury, has seen him gain one slot to reach eight position.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan have overtaken Zimbabwe in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings. Afghanistan have gained four points to take the 10th position with 55 points while Zimbabwe have lost three points to be on 50 points.

New Zealand v England series

Meanwhile, England and New Zealand feature in a five-match ODI series starting on 25 February at Hamilton, with the home side having the chance to overtake the opposition by winning the series 3-2. A 3-2 series win will help New Zealand overtake England on decimal points while both teams can reach the second position with a 5-0 win. 

Series scenarios:

⦁ New Zealand beats England 5-0: New Zealand 119 points; England 113 points

⦁ New Zealand beats England 4-1: New Zealand 117 points; England 114 points

⦁ New Zealand beats England 3-2: New Zealand 116 points (ahead on decimals); England 116

⦁ England beats New Zealand 3-2: England 117 points; New Zealand 114 points

⦁ England beats New Zealand 4-1: England 119 points; New Zealand 113 points

⦁ England beats New Zealand 5-0; England 120 points; New Zealand 111 points

Series itinerary

England v New Zealand:

25 February: 1st ODI, Hamilton
28 February: 2nd ODI, Tauranga
3 March: 3rd ODI, Wellington
7 March: 4th ODI, Dunedin
10 March: 5th ODI, Christchurch

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 20 February, after India v South Africa and Afghanistan v Zimbabwe series): 

Rank Team  Points
1. India 123 (+4)
2. South Africa 117 (-4)
3. England  116
4. New Zealand 115
5. Australia 112
6. Pakistan  96
7. Bangladesh 90
8. Sri Lanka 84
9. Windies 76
10. Afghanistan 55 (+4)
11. Zimbabwe 50 (-3)
12. Ireland 40

 

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 20 February, after India v South Africa and Afghanistan v Zimbabwe series):

BATSMEN (top 20)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Points

Avge

Highest Rating

   1

( - )

Virat Kohli

Ind

 909!

 58.10

909 v SA at Centurion 2018

   2

( - )

AB de Villiers

SA

 844

 53.50

902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

   3

( - )

David Warner

Aus

 823

 43.43

880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

   4

(+1)

Babar Azam

Pak

 813

 51.11

846 v NZ at Wellington 2018

   5

(+1)

Joe Root

Eng

 808

 50.91

818 v Aus at Brisbane 2018

   6

(-2)

Rohit Sharma

Ind

 799

 44.55

825 v SL at Mohali 2017

   7

(-1)

Quinton de Kock

SA

 783

 45.41

808 v Ban at East London 2017

   8

(+1)

Faf du Plessis

SA

 782

 44.68

802 v Ind at Durban 2018

   9

(-1)

Kane Williamson

NZ

 777

 46.51

798 v SA at Centurion 2015

  10

(+4)

Shikhar Dhawan

Ind

 769

 45.90

794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

  11

( - )

Martin Guptill

NZ

 764

 43.75

789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

  12

(-2)

Hashim Amla

SA

 746

 50.23

901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

  13

(-1)

Ross Taylor

NZ

 736

 44.92

743 v Pak at Dunedin 2018

  14

(+1)

Aaron Finch

Aus

 724

 38.55

743 v Eng at Melbourne 2015

  15

(-2)

MS Dhoni

Ind

 717

 51.37

836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

  16

( - )

Tamim Iqbal

Ban

 698

 34.98

721 v Zim at Mirpur 2018

  17

( - )

Steve Smith

Aus

 692

 41.84

752 v Pak at Sydney 2017

  18

( - )

Jos Buttler

Eng

 656

 37.63

723 v Ban at Mirpur 2016

  19

( - )

Mushfiqur Rahim

Ban

 652

 32.99

671 v Zim at Mirpur 2015

  20

( - )

Jason Roy

Eng

 645

 37.84

672 v Aus at Melbourne 2018  


BOWLERS (top 20)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

             Team

 Points

 Avge

Highest Rating

1=

(+8)

Rashid Khan

Afg

 787*!

 13.26

787 v Zim at Sharjah 2018

    

(+2)

Jasprit Bumrah

Ind

 787*!

 22.50

787 v SA at Centurion 2018

   3

(-1)

Trent Boult

NZ

 729

 24.27

766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

   4

( - )

J. Hazlewood

Aus

 714

 24.27

733 v Eng at Adelaide 2018

   5

( - )

Hasan Ali

Pak

 711*

 21.40

766 v NZ at Wellington 2018

   6

(-5)

Imran Tahir

SA

 683

 24.81

786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

   7

(-1)

Kagiso Rabada

SA

 679

 27.57

724 v Eng at Lord's 2017

   8

(+21)

Y. Chahal

Ind

 667*!

 21.83

667 v SA at Centurion 2018

   9

(-2)

Mitchell Santner

NZ

 662 !

 32.03

662 v Pak at Wellington 2018

  10

(-2)

Mitchell Starc

Aus

 658

 20.95

783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

  11

(+7)

Mohammad Nabi

Afg

 646

 31.74

653 v Zim at Harare 2017

  12

(-1)

Sunil Narine

Win

 636

 26.46

791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

  13

(-1)

Adil Rashid

Eng

 632

 31.78

655 v Ban at Chittagong 2016

  14

(-1)

Chris Woakes

Eng

 630

 31.83

651 v SA at Headingley 2017

  15

(+47)

Kuldeep Yadav

Ind

 628*

 20.02

637 v SA at Port Elizabeth 2018

  16

(-6)

Akshar Patel

Ind

 624*

 31.31

663 v Aus at Nagpur 2017

  17

(-3)

Pat Cummins

Aus

 623

 28.45

626 v Eng at Adelaide 2018

  18

(-3)

Matt Henry

NZ

 621

 24.59

675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

  19

(-2)

Liam Plunkett

Eng

 616

 30.22

646 v Win at Southampton 2017

  20

(-1)

M. Rahman

Ban

 601*

 19.19

602 v Zim at Mirpur 2018

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top 5)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Points

Highest Rating

   1

( - )

Shakib Al Hasan

Ban

 360

453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   2

( - )

M. Hafeez

Pak

 339

438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   3

( - )

M. Nabi

              Afg

 332

349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

   4

(+11)

Rashid Khan

Afg

 311*/*!

311 v Zim at Sharjah 2018

   5

(-1)

A. Mathews

SL

 306

427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

 

*Indicates a provisional rating! Indicates career-best rating

For more information on player rankings, please click here.

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