Kohli, Dhawan, Dhoni in top 10 ODI batsmen; Yadav makes maiden entry in ICC ranking

Agencies    31-Mar-2015

Dubai, March 31: The heartbreaking World Cup 2015 ended, but the star player Virat Kohli still remained the highest placed Indian batsman, maintaining his 4th position. Also, Shikhar Dhawan has made it to the top 10 ICC ODI ranking, where he rose to 6th rank in the current ranking issued today. 

Umesh Yadav made his maiden entry in the top 20 ICC ranking in his cricket career. 

Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be inside the top-10, hanging on to the eighth spot.

Opener Rohit Sharma made significant strides up the order as he jumped seven places to be joint 12th with Australian batsman Steve Smith and Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq. Rohit scored 330 runs in the tournament.

The 25 year old left arm fast bowler finished ICC’s pinnacle 50 over tournament as joint leading wicket taker with New Zealand’s Trent Boult (22 wickets), including two for 20 in eight overs in the final against New Zealand.

This performance has helped Starc to rise two places and claim the number—one position for the first time.

Starc had entered World Cup in seventh position and during the course of the tournament, he gained 147 ratings points. He currently sits on 783 rating points, which is also his career—best rating and was achieved during the final played in front of over 93,000 spectators.

Australia’s James Faulkner, who was adjudged the player of the final, has also made an upward movement along with India’s Umesh Yadav.

Yadav has broken into the top 20 for the first time in his career following his 15 wickets in the series, including four for 72 in the semi—final against Australia. Yadav has rocketed 16 places to join England’s James Tredwell in 18th position.

In the rankings for ODI batsmen, South Africa captain AB de Villiers continued to lead the charts and has also become the 11th batsman overall, and second South African after Hashim Amla, to break the 900—point mark. In ranking terms, 900 points marks out a player as truly great.