Rohit Sharma jumps above Virat Kohli as ICC releases latest ODI batsmen rankings
Rohit Sharma is the second-highest ranked Indian batter in latest ICC ODI batsmen rankings ahead of Virat Kohli.
It has been a great start to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 for both the Indian team and the captain, Rohit Sharma. Team India have been undefeated so far and have beaten Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the three games they have played. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has been in tremendous form with the bat and has scored 217 runs in three innings at an average and strike rate of 72.33 and 141.83, respectively.
Rohit got out for a duck against Australia. But he followed it up with the fastest World Cup century by an Indian off 63 balls against Afghanistan in the very next game. He scored 131 off 84 balls, including 16 fours and five sixes. Then he thrashed the Pakistani bowlers with a 63-ball 86. And now he has got the benefit of those two match-winning knocks in the latest ICC ODI rankings for the batsmen.
Rohit Sharma jumps above Virat Kohli in the ICC rankings for the first time in ODI cricket.
In the latest ODI rankings, the Indian captain has moved up to the sixth spot with 719 rating points. For the first time in ODI cricket, he went past Virat Kohli, who is in 9th place with 711 rating points. Rohit Sharma has been looking in great touch at the moment and has been scoring runs at the top with a good strike rate. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill, who missed the first two games due to dengue, is the highest-ranked Indian batter at No. 2 with 818 rating points.
Gill is behind Babar Azam, who is at the top with 836 rating points. After two hundreds, Quinton de Kock has jumped to No. 3, who is followed by his countrymen, Rassie van der Dussen. Josh Hazlewood is at the top of the bowler’s rankings, while Trent Boult has replaced Mohammed Siraj at No. 2. Siraj had two bad games.
Rashid Khan and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman are at No. 4 and 5. Kuldeep Yadav is in the 8th spot in the rankings. Jaspirt Bumrah has jumped one spot to 14th. The Dutch captain, Scott Edwards, made a significant jump of 16 spots to 27th after his match-winning innings of 78 not out against South Africa.