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Kohli consolidates top spot in the ODI batting rankings

India skipper Virat Kohli has consolidated his No.1 spot in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men's ODI Batting Rankings.

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India captain Virat Kohli’s two half-centuries in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia have cemented his spot at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings.

Despite missing the ODI series owing to a hamstring injury, his compatriot Rohit Sharma remains at number two, five points ahead of Babar Azam who is third. 

During the first ODI in Sydney, India batsman Hardik Pandya missed out narrowly on becoming the third batsman to score a century in the match following Australia's Aaron Finch and Steve Smith.

Playing his first ODI since the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019, Pandya struck 90 in the first game and 92 not out in the third to make his first appearance in the top 50 at 49th place with a career-best of 553 points. 

From the Australian camp, skipper Aaron Finch’s innings of 114 in the first ODI, followed by scores of 60 and 75 helped him up to a career-best tally of 791 points and puts him at No.5, just behind his best of fourth achieved in June 2019. Steve Smith’s pair of 62-ball centuries in the first two matches enabled him to move back into the top 20 ODI batsmen for the first time since 2018.

He is currently at No.15 with 707 points. Glenn Maxwell’s 167 runs in the series came at a strike rate of 194.18 and featured two half-centuries, pushing him back up to No.20. This is the first time he has been in the top 20 since February 2017. 

In a series dominated by batsmen, Adam Zampa made a big impact with the ball, enabling him entry into the top 20 ODI bowlers for the first time. Zampa’s seven wickets at 23 took him to 14th position with a career-best 623 points. Josh Hazlewood took six wickets and moved up a place to No.6. 

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings (as of 9 December 2020)

Batting (top 10)

Rank        

(+/-) 

Player     

Team  

Pts      

Avge  

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Virat Kohli

India

870

59.31

909 v Eng at Headingley 2018

2

( - )

Rohit Sharma

India

842

49.27

882 v SL at Headingley 2019

3

( - )

Babar Azam

Pak

837

55.93

844 v NZ at Wellington 2018

4

( - )

Ross Taylor

NZ

818

48.44

836 v India at Auckland 2020

5

( + )

Aaron Finch

Aus

791!

41.85

791 v India at Canberra 2020

6

( - )

Faf du Plessis

SA

790

47.47

814 v Aus at Old Trafford 2019

7

(+)

David Warner

Aus

773

45.45

868 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

8

(- )

Kane Williamson

NZ

765

47.48

792 v SA at Centurion 2015

9

( - )

Quinton de Kock

SA

755

44.65

809 v SL at Durban 2019

10

( - )

J Bairstow

Eng

754

47.16

769 v Aus at Durham 2018

 

Bowling (top 10)

Rank         

(+/-)

Player 

Team  

Pts     

Avge   

Eco

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Trent Boult

NZ

722

25.29

5.03

768 v WI at Old Trafford 2019

2

(+)

M Ur Rahman

Afg

701*!

22.44

3.94

701 v WI at Lucknow 2019

3

(- )

Jasprit Bumrah

India

700

25.33

4.65

838 v WI at Thiruvananthapuram 2018

4

( - )

Chris Woakes

Eng

675!

30.34

5.54

675 v Aus at Old Trafford 2020

5

( - )

Kagiso Rabada

SA

665

27.34

4.99

718 v Eng at Lord's 2017

6

(+ )

Josh Hazlewood

Aus

660

26.18

4.79

726 v Eng at Adelaide 2018

7

(+ )

Mohammad Amir

Pak

647

29.62

4.85

657 v SL at Karachi 2019

8

(- )

Pat Cummins

Aus

646

28.78

5.25

725 v SL at The Oval 2019

9

( - )

Matt Henry

NZ

641

26.48

5.40

664 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

10

( - )

Jofra Archer

Eng

637*

24.00

4.74

642 v Aus at Old Trafford 2020

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank                     

(+/-)

Player 

Team  

Pts     

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Shakib Al Hasan

Ban

373

447 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

2

( - )

Mohammad Nabi

Afg

301

346 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

3

( - )

Chris Woakes

Eng

281

307 v NZ at Christchurch 2018

4

( - )

Ben Stokes

Eng

276

303 v NZ at Lord's 2019

5

( - )

Imad Wasim

Pak

271

282 v Zim at Rawalpindi 2020  

 

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