Virat Kohli returns to top-five in ODI rankings

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Former India captain Virat Kohli, who scored two centuries and 283 runs in three matches towards Sri Lanka, constructed on his previous greatest efficiency to leap two locations to enter the highest 5 within the newest ICC ODI rankings launched on Wednesday.

Kohli now has 750 factors and is eyeing second place Rassie van der Dussen (766) and third place Quinton de Kock (759), whereas Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is main with 887 factors.

Kohli has a possibility to additional scale back the hole within the ongoing three-match ODI sequence towards New Zealand.

Kohli’s teammates Shubman Gill, Mohammad Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav have additionally moved up within the rankings. Gill, who scored his maiden ODI century in India to achieve his half-century throughout the sequence, has moved up 10 locations to twenty sixth place. The younger Indian opener scored 207 runs at a median of 69.

Siraj, who emerged because the main wicket-taker in India’s 3-0 sequence win towards Sri Lanka, climbed 15 locations to 3rd within the ODI bowlers’ record together with his 9 sixes. The efficiency helped Siraj enhance his score to a career-best 685 factors and transfer nearer to Trent Boult (730) and Josh Hazlewood (727).

Kuldeep Yadav was additionally rewarded for taking 5 wickets in simply two matches towards Sri Lanka, which noticed the left-arm spinner transfer up seven locations to twenty first within the newest rankings for bowlers.


With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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