Indian skipper Virat Kohli continues to be World No. 1 batsmen in ODIs
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 19-Aug-2017

Dubai, August 19: Indian skipper Virat Kohli continued to be the world's top-ranked One-day batsman in the latest ICC ODI rankings. Notably, Virat Kohli is now at the top position of ICC rankings in all the format of games.

 

Virat Kohli is on the top position with 873 points, but he will have a chance to increase the 12-point lead over second-placed Australian David Warner at the upcoming five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting in Dambulla on Sunday.

Other Indian batsmen including former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni at 12th, Shikhar Dhawan at 13th while vice-captain Rohit Sharma has placed in 14th position in the latest rankings list released by ICC on Friday.

However, no Indian bowler figure in the top-10 list. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar 13th is the lone Indian in top 15. Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel at 20th and Jasprit Bumrah is at 31st spot. Meanwhile, as for the ICC ODI Team Rankings, India are currently at number three and they would have to win the upcoming series at least by a 4-1 margin to ensure that they stay at that position, ahead of England.


At 114 points, India, even if win the series 3-2, will slip to 113 points and behind England on decimal points. On the other side, Sri Lanka will be eyeing the chance to seal direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 during the upcoming series.