Kohli jumps to 2nd in ODI rankings after ton against Lanka

Dubai, PTI | Updated : 17 November 2014, 09:10 PM

Virat Kohli has moved to second place in the ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen following his impressive batting show in India’s 5-0 series win over Sri Lanka while world record breaker double centurion Rohit Sharma jumped to the 15th spot in the latest chart.

Kohli, who hit 139 not out in the fifth ODI yesterday, having earlier scored 66, 53 and 49 to be adjudged man-of-the-series, jumped one place to be behind A B de Villiers of South Africa.

Rohit made a spectacular rise of 18 places after his world-record breaking innings of 264 in Kolkata, in what was the 27-year-old’s second ODI career double-century.

Shikar Dhawan maintained his fifth sport while Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was rested against the Lankans, also remained on seventh position.

For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Thirimanne rose four places to 46th after scoring half-centuries in Kolkata and Ranchi (59 and 52 respectively).

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has surged to the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings for all-rounders for the first time after accumulating 339 runs, including 139 not out and two half centuries (75 and 92 not out), to finish the series with an average of 113.00 with the bat.

In doing so, he also moved up four places to a career high 10th place in the batting rankings. The Colombo cricketer also chipped in with four wickets, and he now holds a nine-point advantage, on 420 points, over Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez in the all-rounder rankings.

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar remained the highest-ranking Indian at eighth while Ravindra Jadeja was at 10th spot. Both, however, lost two places each.

Ravichandran Ashwin climbed one place to 15th to be 21 points off a place in the top 10.

First Published: Monday, November 17, 2014 09:00 PM
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