Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hold on to top spots as Paul Stirling and Mehidy Hasan gain big in latest ICC ODI rankings

Riding on back to back centuries Paul Stirling stormed into top 20 while Mehidy Hasan breaks into top 5 after heroics against the West Indies.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Paul Stirling and Mehedy Hasan
Paul Stirling and Mehedy Hasan

In the latest ODI rankings, India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma retained the top two spots. Even after playing no cricket following the pandemic, Rohit managed to stay afloat on the second position. While there have been no changes in the top 10, Ireland’s Paul Stirling gained eight places to finish 20.

The Irish opener scored 285 runs against Afghanistan which included centuries in the second and third matches. The valiant effort in the series in Abu Dhabi has taken him to the top of the run aggregate in the championship with 441 runs in six matches. Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal rose up one place to 22nd and Mahmudullah gained five places to finish 49th among batsmen.

Bowler’s rankings

The most successful bowler in the series against the West Indies, Mehedy Hasan progressed nine spots to take the fourth position. The off-spinner grabbed seven wickets including a haul of four for 25 in the second ODI. Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s six wickets in the series saw him rise from 19th to the eighth position in the latest rankings.

Other Bangladesh players to gain in the latest rankings update include Shakib Al Hasan, who rose 15 places to 13th among bowlers and Mushfiqur Rahim, up one place to 15th among batsmen, after their player of the match performances in the first and third matches respectively.

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