New Delhi, February 6: Scripting history by winning the series against Australia and New Zealand, Indian cricket team rose a rung to second position in the ICC ODI rankings in which captain Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah continued to top the respective charts for batsmen and bowlers.
India has accumulated 122 points on the back of series wins over Australia and New Zealand and are placed behind England (126) in the fresh list, the ICC said in a statement. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also moved up owing to a strong showing against Australia last month, which fetched him the player of the series award. Dhoni has moved up three places to the 17th position in the batting list for a run, which included three consecutive half-centuries against Australia.
India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (fifth) and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up six places to 17th) are among others to move up in the latest rankings. The latest update also takes into account India's preceding three-match series against Australia, the five-match series between South Africa and Pakistan, and the three matches between the United Arab Emirates and Nepal.
Kedar Jadhav (up eight places to 35th) is another one to advance for India in the list led by Kohli.
England rose up by eight points to climb up to the No. 1 position. England’s rise came with the omission of their poor record in the 2014-15 season, in which they won only seven out of 25 ODI’s against other Full Members of ICC.The side have reached to the top position after a span of over five years. England topped the ICC ODI rankings last time in January 2013.